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The Chase Begins for First Turns of the 2018/19 Season

There’s something ever so satisfying about nabbing the first turns of the season. Claiming that title is always a game of he said, she said, but thanks to social media it appears some actually took advantage of the early winter storms we’ve been getting here in the west.

Scrubbing Instagram this morning, here's what caught our eye.

Jackson:


RELATED: Winter visits Colorado, with more snow on the way

Utah:

The Gunsight crew is playing Russian roulette with their knees and ankles. Great run when it fills in though!

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People of the Powder Highway
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People of the Powder Highway

People of the Powder Highway

A woman in a flaming red tutu and retro sunglasses offers me a plate of pigs in a blanket. Another guy, decked out in a wig and a onesie, hands me a cold Kokanee. The boombox on the tailgate blasts rock & roll. A huge cardboard sign pinned across a truck’s entire back window reads, 4:30 Crew, in giant black letters. Dogs dart past, the smell of burgers fills the air, and a pyro tower burns fresh cedar. About 75 locals are dancing and chopping wood. Just 10 minutes earlier, I stood solo at

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Wolf Creek Ski Area To Open this Weekend
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Wolf Creek Ski Area To Open this Weekend

Wolf Creek Ski Area To Open this Weekend

Who cares if it’s October, Wolf Creek Ski Resort just announced that their lifts will be spinning this weekend. By opening on October 13th, they’ll be the first Colorado resort to open for the 2018/2019 season. The recent early season snow storm brought a much-needed reprieve to the drought-stricken Southwest Colorado mountains. In total, the ski resort received 20 inches, providing enough of a base to be open for weekend guests. The resort isn’t in full operations mode, only the Treasure

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Colorado Got Early Season Freshies and Locals Got After It
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Colorado Got Early Season Freshies and Locals Got After It

Colorado Got Early Season Freshies and Locals Got After It

After a dismal 2017-18 winter season, where many resorts saw amounts of snow on par with the worst on record, Colorado was blessed with some early season freshies in the High Country this weekend, and powder-starved skiers and riders got after it. While mellow backcountry terrain was the option for many, Wolf Creek Ski Area beat Arapahoe Basin and Loveland to the punch by being the first to open with three lifts and 960 acres of skiing. The resort saw only 184” of snow last year.