Winter is nearly here and snow is already falling. If you are like us, seeing photos across the internet has you exceedingly excited to strap in. While the first turns of the season are still a ways off for most, the feeling is in the air and knowing that it won’t be long, helps ease the wait.

So, after a particularly snowy first week of October, we collected a grip of both images and video from around the country showcasing the season’s first storm cycle. Join us in celebrating the first signs of the season ahead by checking out the collection below, before raiding your winter closet to dust off the cobwebs and wax up your ride. It won’t be long now.

Snowbird Resort, UT

Taken October, 10th. 13″ and counting. PHOTO: Chris Segal courtesy of Snowbird

The Bonezone at Brighton, UT

It has been hard to not be overcome with jealousy the last couple of days as these videos among others circulated the web. If you live in the Salt Lake area, we are assuredly envious.

Jackson Hole, WY

An October storm quickly transformed Corbet’s Cabin at the summit of Jackson Hole into a winder wonderland. PHOTO: Courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Silverton, CO

Bonezone boarding is one thing, October pow turns are another. PHOTO: Courtesy of Silverton Mountain

Vail, CO

Vail scenery while always breathtaking, looks particularly awesome with a fresh dusting. PHOTO: Rachael Zimmerman

Aspen, CO

Aspen’s fall foliage is historically worth the arduous drive up from Denver, add a little snow and you’d be a fool to pass on these sights. PHOTO: Ann Driggers

Stevens Pass, WA

Stevens Pass’ aerial footage shows another blanket laying the framework for storms ahead similar to that of Snowbird.

Mammoth, CA

Mammoth has been the focus of many snow related posts over the last few years, and for good reason too. A recent snow storm shows the summit looking particularly wintry. PHOTO: Peter Morning

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