This is my first season here in CO so I don't really know what to expect. I'm used to Tahoe weather and usually we don't consider it to really have started until the first 2' or 3' dump.
Doesn't really matter to me, the snow out here so far has already been of better quality that what I'm used to for the most part. Tahoe snow is usually pretty heavy and wet, and it doesn't get that cold there so it all thaws during the day and freezes at night. Out here the snow is a lot lighter and drier. Resorts in CA might report 600"+ of snow in a season but it's not of the same quality as 350" out here, or so it seems thus far.
I'll PM you if I know for sure I'm going up Thursday.
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