This is always an exciting time of year when the temperatures start to drop and evening rainstorms reveal snow-capped peaks in the morning. Long-range forecasts have been circulating (with lots of rumors and denials of an El Nino weather pattern), but this week, snow forecasters and ski resorts have starting to post actual new-snow photos and a few snowfall totals.

Here’s a quick recap of snow news from around Ski Country. Up in big, beautiful British Columbia, Kicking Horse showed off a #SeptemberSurprise. Our friends at OpenSnow are reporting three inches at Big Sky and four inches at neighboring Bridger Bowl in Montana. Lake Louise shared photos of measurable snowfall on Sept. 8 (a full two months before their scheduled opening day on Nov. 7!), and Ski Big 3 (Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Mt. Norquay) is reporting 15 cm in downtown Banff. And right here in our backyard in Aspen, we woke up to snow within sight of downtown Aspen. Yes, the snowfall levels are probably above 9,000 feet, but that great white sight is enough to get us giddy.

Here are some of the best photos we’ve seen from our resort partners and industry friends this morning.

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