22 September typically marks the last day of summer, but in North America, resorts skipped autumn and went straight to winter, with feet of snow falling right down to base level in some areas.
Even more snow fell this week which has us eagerly anticipating those first turns of the season. For some, they're coming sooner than expected as Timberline, Oregon is opening limited advanced terrain for keen skiers and snowboarders tomorrow, making it the earliest resort to open in North America. In Mammoth, California it feels like winter never ended. The resort stayed open right through to 6 August and retained so much snow that 200 resort staff were treated to a day on the slopes last week.
We've rounded up the best pre-season photos and videos from across North America below, it's time to get excited.
Best of the Rest
Experience it yourself
Winter is here, but have you booked your ski holiday? There is still time for a fantastic price, with huge savings on accommodation and ski extras and flights sales still on. Request a quotation or call us on 01273 224060 to speak to one of our experts. Between us we have skied every one of the above resorts.