JACKSON, Wyo. — And just like that, it’s here. The valley awoke this morning to a blanket of fresh snow in the high alpine, making for dramatic scenes of fall colors on the valley floor and a beautiful white dusting on the Tetons.

According to Buckrail Meteorologist Alan Smith, The first accumulating snow event of the season below 10,000 feet is expected to occur on Thursday and Friday.

Snow levels will lower slightly to 9,500 to 10,500 feet on Thursday night, Smith says. By Friday morning, snow levels are expected to dip to 9,000 to 10,000 feet in the morning hours, and then drop to 8,000 to 9,000 feet during the afternoon and evening.

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.