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Winter is coming! Colorado’s mountains received their first snowfall on Thursday

Denver weather may have recently broken heat records, but one of the first signs of the changing seasons has finally arrived.

A few of Colorado’s ski resorts received their first snowfall on Thursday, according to their enthusiastic social media accounts, and those resorts are now testing snowmaking equipment.

“We weren’t kidding, it’s really snowing at the top,” tweeted Arapahoe Basin.

“Let the snow dances begin!” Copper Mountain rang.

Skiers and snowboarders know this means the race is officially on to see which Front Range ski area will open first. For the past decade, the average first day of skiing in Colorado has been October 22, reports John Meyer of the Denver Post.

Last year, Wolf Creek was the first to launch lifts, opening Oct. 16. Arapahoe Basin opened the next day, while Keystone opened on October 22 and Loveland on October 30.

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