Ski season. Its official. The mountains are white, and the storms are brewing. Whether you ski in the frontcountry, the backcountry or in sweat pants, we all share the same love for pointing the sticks downhill. And with just enough snow to get around on, folks are out to get some action. Heres an early season glimpse of a few backcountry jone-zers making the most of a weekday afternoon. Doesnt anybody work around here?

Lorne Glick harnesses a little wind power above Red Mountain
Pass. Allen Riling prepares to make the much-anticipated first turns
of the season. Subzero-degree wind chill and lovin it. Jonny Allen kites along a fresh blanket snow.