Our First Major Snowstorm In Colorado; Ski & Snowboard Areas Have Opened Throughout State
October 25-27, 2011 -
As I was driving from Denver to Buena Vista on Tuesday night, the snowfall started to come
down in the western suburbs and continued for much of the way on U.S. Highway 285 in Jefferson and Park County.
I only snapped one picture - the adjacent one - as I was traveling through Bailey.
I like how the flash captured the snowflakes flying by! :)
Wednesday was a full snow day throughout Colorado.
It was gray, it was dreary, and the snow kept coming down!
Adjacent are two photos of Chaffee County Road 306 (west of Buena Vista, CO) as I drove in the late morning.
Many of Colorado's ski and snowboarding areas
have opened for the season.
The Wolf Creek ski area opened two weeks ago. Arapahoe Basin is certainly open.
A few others in the Interstate 70 corridor and Telluride's
ski areas will be opening soon. As far as I'm concerned, winter has already begun in Colorado.
I traveled around Chaffee County in search of
the best spot to photograph Mt. Princeton. For over five years, I have been
snapping pictures of the mountain on a regular basis and posting them on
As you can see, I took a number of photos, and I figured I'd show all of the mountain snow scenery. :)
Addendum On Saturday
October 29, 2011 - Much of the snow has melted in the valley near Buena Vista and Salida.
However, I made the scenic drive inside Chalk Creek Canyon to
St. Elmo, where there was plenty of snow
along the roadsides. :)
The snow up here likely won't melt until next April. Love it!
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