Call in a powder day. Here's what we know about yesterday's storm: A Basin got at least a foot. Loveland got 22 inches.
And everyone else is closed, even though the storm dropped about two feet on Breckenrdige and Keystone. Hey, it's still October.
Silverton Mountain announced last week that one more good day of snow could open the mountain. Yesterday might have been the storm. No word yet, on how much snow the toughest ski area in the state got. I think owners Jen and Aaron Brill are probably out skiing, not updating the web site.
Just from talking to people, I've heard that today is going to be a second snow day. Lots of skiers are skipping work to go up to Loveland and A Basin.
Snow should be copious, so should crowds.
I'm going to try to go up and score some backcountry turns on Pikes Peak this afternoon, at the old ski resort. I'll report back conditions.
As for hiking this weekend. Don't think it's going to happen. This snow is sloppy, sloppy, sloppy, and with it all melting, the trails will be too.