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Aspen's First Snow of the 2018-19 Winter

Winter has arrived in Aspen! Starting last Wednesday (Oct. 10), a cold, wet storm settled in over Aspen and dropped several inches of snow in town and what appears to be feet of snow on the mountains. Temperatures dropped into the teens on Sunday night (Oct. 14), and Aspenites awoke to mid-winter conditions on Monday morning, albeit with fall foliage still peeking through snow drifts. Read on to see photos of Aspen's first snow of the 2018-19 ski season!

It's time to book your winter vacation rental

This first snowfall is a great reminder that ski season is nearly here, and it is time to book your Aspen vacation rental. Our best condos and townhomes get reserved early during peak travel weeks, and our deepest discounts of the season expire in mid-December. Start your search here, or view our winter lodging deals. If you need a unit recommendation, contact us - we would love to help you find the perfect Aspen vacation rental.

Photos: First Snow in Aspen

First snow in downtown Aspen
Just as the first snowflakes started to fall on Oct. 10 | Photo: Aspen Snowmass, @JSwansonPhoto

Aspen Highlands first snow in October
Mid-storm snow accumulation at Aspen Highlands Patrol HQ on October 11 | Photos: Aspen Snowmass

First snow in Aspen
Aspen Mountain dressed in a layer of winter white after the first storm cleared on Friday, Oct. 12. | Photo: Jordan Curet

First snow on Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands
With fall in the foreground, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk transition between seasons on Oct. 12. | Photo: Jordan Curet

Deer greeting winter in Aspen
The true Aspen locals seemed stunned at the early onset of winter on Oct. 12, too! | Photo: Jordan Curet

Snowboarding at Snowmass in October
Snowboarding on Oct. 12 at Snowmass!! | Photo: Aspen Snowmass, @TamaraSusaPhoto

October snow in Aspen Snowmass
After the clouds cleared on Oct. 15, temps were in the teens and the snow guns were blazing! | Photo: Jordan Curet

Aspen snow in October
If there were not golden leaves in the foreground, you would think it's the middle of winter on Oct. 15! | Photo: @FriasAspen

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