October 1st – Snow!!!

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It’s only October 1st and the top of the mountain is covered in snow. We rode up the tram this morning and found blistery cold weather and the entire tram dock covered in rime. The workers had to shovel off the tram dock, a pathway to Corbet’s Cabin and the deck.
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The snow is drifting up to a foot in spots.
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This looks like mid-winter.
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Pictured below is rime ice, which is an opaque coating of tiny, white, granular ice particles, caused by the rapid freezing of supercooled water droplets on impact with an object.
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Tram mechanic Mike Vase works on removing the rime ice with the temperature at 25 degrees and winds blowing 25-40mph.
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His technique, a rubber mallet.
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Where do you put the quarter?
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The webcams view.
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Is this a hint of a big winter? We hope so. Check out the best winter deal with FREE lodging and FREE skiing when you book four or more days at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, plus $100-$200 air credits available. Learn more: http://bit.ly/XcMj3a

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