Despite the Indian summer that invaded California this year, Old Man Winter somehow found his way back to the West Coast to share a few flakes and ease our worries over the threat of another lackluster season. Early Thursday morning, soft white specks began to fall and cover the ground, trees, and roofs in Mammoth Lakes, California. The social media sites blew up instantly and the snow continued to fall until about noon. Then, Mountain High, Tahoe, and Bear Mountain began posting photos and updates on the first snow of the season in their areas and have continued to do so through today.
Mammoth has already said their opening date will be Nov. 8, with the rest of the mountains yet to announce when their lifts will begin turning.
So, the question remains … does another piss-poor winter await us? Or will the rumors, er, hopes of another La Nina season come true? We can only wait. Check out the pictures from the various California resorts displaying their brief encounter with winter by clicking the photo above.