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Fall has arrived and it brought the cooler weather with it.

At 9:31 this morning, fall officially started even though this past weekend was the most fallish weekend to date.

It was flat out gorgeous, and this week has felt the most normal of any week since March this year – cooler fall weather, football amping up, and chatter about leaves changing. It felt really, really good.

Fall is a special time in the mountains. Even though some of the mainstay events have been canceled due to COVID-19, there will still be plenty to do.

For those wondering, our own Brad Panovich has posted an average peak color map on Twitter a couple of times.

In the tweets, Brad even hinted that fall leaf color peak should be closer to their average dates +/- 1-2 weeks.

I believe that will be the case up and down our coverage area. Be sure to carve out some time to take it all in because it will pass us in an instant.

The arrival of fall also means that the ski resorts will be ramping up efforts as preparations for the 2020-21 season hit a fever pitch.

Timberline has been extremely busy the past few months and provided a video update late last week – from lift progress, ski lodge renovations, and RFID tickets.

Perfect North is doing an amazing job so far and I can’t wait to see how things look when they open for the season.

We also saw a couple of resorts – Snowshoe and Wintergreen – announce some of their COVID protocols for the upcoming season and I fully expect other resorts will join them over the next two-three weeks.

It is hard to believe, but the 2020-21 season will be here before we know.

Until next time, #ThinkSnow!

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