It sounds like we're setting up for the typical Colorado avalanche-prone winter. Early snow on warm ground followed by our Indian Summer of beautiful warm, clear days with cold nights through November. This temperature gradient through the snowpack produces a layer that's very weak at the ground surface and that acts like a sheet of ball bearings down there. This snow may not settle and consolidate before March and could give us a high-fatality winter if folks go out thinking they can ski terrain just like the guys they saw in those early season ski movies.
Be safe out there,
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse