It's that time of the year when skiers and snowboarders check conditions every hour for the first chance to ride on a few inches of snow and claim their own first tracks of the season.
Timberline (Mt. Hood, Oregon) is open! http://www.timberlinelodge.com/
Whistler (B.C.) opens Friday, November 19th. http://www.whistler.com/
You may not have to wait much longer to get your first rock dings in the Puget Sound region. The incoming weather system has Stevens Pass and Crystal Mountain both prepping (and praying) to open by Thanksgiving.