Winter is coming: Crested Butte welcomes first snow of the season

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 20, 2010 9:45 am

Skiers and snowboarders start your engines! Well not quite – but as you can tell from the photo below, winter is indeed coming. The folks at Crested Butte woke up this morning to a dusting of snow, marking the first real signs of the upcoming winter. So grab those newly printed buyer’s guides from your mailbox and start figuring out which planks your going to be riding this year. Judging by the looks of it, snow appears to be on its way sooner than later…

The peaks of Crested Butte see their first dustings of snow for the 2010-11 winter season. Credit: Rob Pennie and Crested Butte Mountain Resort

If these dusted peaks of Crested Butte got you hankering to come to the “Butte” when the resort town is in the full swing of winter, be sure to check out our Crested Butte primer to really wet your appetite.

Starting this year you’ll have no excuse not to get to Colorado’s best ski gem as new air transportation options have made it a breeze to fly into Gunnison/Crested Butte airport.