Summer Snow On The Ground For North America This Week – Photo Journal

September 19th, 2019
A seasonally confused Squaw Valley on September 17. Photo:: Squaw Valley

Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman

A smattering of snow has fallen across the Western U.S and Canada this week, despite the fact it’s still officially summer in North America until September 23. 

While there’s plenty of riding left to be done down under and spring skiing is quite frankly the best, no doubt a lot of us have hung up the skis and boards and turned our attention to future trips north.

For those with their sights on North America, we’ve put together a quick gallery of shots taken this week which should stoke the fire and help you dream of whiter pastures.

The snow largely fell on the 16th and 17th of September, and while it’s all but disappeared it’s safe to say it’s the first fall of many for the 2019/20 season!

 

Currently at Gold Coast… ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

Posted by Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows on Monday, September 16, 2019

 

“It’s been just 70 days since we closed out the 2018/19 season on July 7, and just under 60 days to go until the next one begins! Opening Day is scheduled for November 15, weather and conditions permitting.” – Squaw Valley

 

Last season was Squaw Valley’s 3rd biggest snow year on record with 719″ of total snowfall. Photo:: Squaw Valley

 

Photo:: Squaw Valley

 

Photo:: Squaw Valley

 

Snow on the road en route to Alpine Meadows. Photo:: Squaw Valley

 

More than a few centimetres settled at higher elevations. Photo:: Squaw Valley

 

Season’s changing at Squaw Valley. Photo:: Squaw Valley

 

Squaw Valley’s legendary Palisades with a fresh dawn coat. Photo:: Squaw Valley Cams

 

Squaw Valley High camp at sunrise on September 17, 2019. Photo:: Squaw Valley Cams

 

Squaw Valley’s K22. Photo:: Squaw Valley Cams

 

High Camp. Photo:: Squaw Valley Cams

 

Mt Rose Ski Tahoe received some of the most snow and has one of the earlier opening days, set for October 25th! Photo:: Mt Rose Ski Tahoe

 

First Snowfall 9.16.19 | Kirkwood

IT FEELS SO RIGHT?? This is happening at the base right now, covered in white.? 9.16.19

Posted by Kirkwood Mountain Resort on Monday, September 16, 2019

 

Kirkwood after their snowfall on the 16th. Photo:: Kirkwood Mountain Resort

 

Heavenly looking… heavenly!. Photo:: Heavenly Mountain

 

Photo:: Heavenly Mountain

 

Northstar on September 16, 2019. Photo:: Northstar

 

Northstar on September 16, 2019. Photo:: Northstar

 

Some locals getting amongst the fresh falls at Sierra at Tahoe. Photo:: Sierra at Tahoe

 

The Jackson Tram on it’s way to winter. Photo:: Jackson Hole

 

Snow in the High Country

First snow of the season in the high country ❄️❄️❄️

Posted by Sun Valley Resort on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

 

First Snowfall of the Season

The seasons are changing and we couldn't be happier! Here are some more views from our first snowfall yesterday.

Posted by Aspen Snowmass on Friday, September 13, 2019

 

This shot from Snowbird is actually from the 12th. Photo:: Chris Segal/Snowbird

 

“I was standing in shorts and a t-shirt at that exact spot last week” – Facebook comment on this photo from Snowbird. Photo:: Chris Segal/Snowbird

 

Winter? Photo:: Chris Segal/Snowbird

 

After the storm cleared at Snowbird on September 13, 2019. Photo:: Chris Segal/Snowbird

 

Whistler Blackcomb is also changing colour, taken September 17, 2019. Photo:: Matt Sylvestre

 

First snow on Whistler Blackcomb

It's begining to look a lot like winter. First dusting of snow on 7th Heaven this morning.

Posted by Whistler Blackcomb on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

 


Keep an eye on the Mountainwatch Snow Cams and stay tuned for plenty more of these photo wraps as the northern Winter approaches.

P.s. Niseko also saw it’s first snowfall today!