Snowmass Mountain
© Aspen Snowmass
Enough with this warm weather, already. It's time to move on to the cooler, snow-filled months so Coloradans can start hitting the slopes. Thankfully, the mountain gods have heard our calls.

Aspen Snowmass tweeted a photo of its mountain sprinkled with white flakes of snow Thursday morning. There's still a long way to go for the ski area's runs to be, well, skiable, but it's a start.

Colorado's peaks above 11,000 feet can get snow during all four seasons, National Weather Service meteorologist Kyle Fredin said. None of the agency's official sites recorded snowfall but Fredin said that doesn't mean it didn't hit some peaks.

The snow season on Colorado mountains can run from Sept. 15 until June 15, Fredin said. Meanwhile, down in Denver, the average first snow hits on Oct. 18. The earliest first snow in Denver was Sept. 3 in 1961; the latest was Nov. 21, in 1934.