First Snow Spotted in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana


First Snow Spotted in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana

Goodbye August, Hello Snow

The first snow has been spotted at higher elevations in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. Some photos depict a mere dusting, while others show a pretty decent accumulation for the last day of August.

OpenSnow called for showers that could increase during the afternoon and evening on August 31st in Colorado. These showers dropped snowflakes at higher elevations in Aspen and near Copper Mountain in Frisco.


A few snow-capped peaks in Colorado were just enough to get us thinking winter and excited to get back on snow.

Near Copper Mountain, CO. Photo by Scot Wilson.
Aspen, CO. Photo by Jeremy Swanson.


In Montana, Big Sky received a bit more than a dusting and supplied some stoke-inducing video to prove it.


At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming, the webcams were lighting up (and getting darker and grayer) as this storm system moved through. The Cody Bowl cam was a fan-favorite today.

Cody Bowl Webcam at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

OpenSnow’s Extended Forecast

Looking ahead, the next possible storm system could generate some more excitement come sometime around Monday, September 7 through Tuesday, September 8. Just like before, the storm will move in from the north with cooler air and the potential for high-elevation snowfall. Keep tabs on early season weather forecast at

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