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Rocky Mountains Get Winter's First Snow This Week

It appears that enough of our readers have been sacrificing enough skis, fine liquor, and firstborns to Ullr, the Norse god of snow, to convince him to drop a little September snowstorm across the Rocky Mountain high country. From Aspen to Telluride to Jackson Hole and Big Sky, many resorts got an early dusting yesterday. We've got the full line-up after the jump.

· Aspen/Snowmass' Senior Interactive Marketing Manager, Dave Amirault, snapped this photo of the snow-frosted summit of Highlands Bowl at Aspen Highlands yesterday after the system that came through the Rockies yesterday had cool enough temps to dust Aspen/Snowmass' highest peak:

· While it wasn't part of this week's excitement, the San Juan high country around Telluride got a dusting last Friday that offered hope for the winter to come:

· Jackson Hole Mountain Resort posted this photo yesterday of the infamous Corbet's Couloir run with a layer of clean, cool snow after a September storm moved through the Tetons:


· Meanwhile, Lake Tahoe is expecting its own first dusting of snow this Saturday when a low-pressure system moves in Saturday and drops a dusting above 7500 feet. Temps will be colder north of the lake.

· But it would appear that Big Sky was the winner out of yesterday's storm, getting big heavy flakes all the way to the base of the mountain. Marketing jumped all over that, firing up the lift to entice potential pass buyers to envision what a real live powder day will look like there in only two or three months: