Catch you next week, stay warm!
Now we're in November we're only a month from some of the big name resorts such as Courchevel opening - getting close!
Snow is falling in the Alps, mountain passes are closing, we are getting close to the new season :) Here are the top five news stories this week in the world of snow:
Welcome to the kick off This Week in Snow for the forthcoming 2017/2018 season, a weekly roundup of all the best ski and snowboard content delivered direct to your inbox every Friday!
For those who don't me, I'm Richard, a Brit and founder of snowbistro.com. I'm a lifelong skier and snowboarder and did a ski season in Whistler back in the day (a decade ago now, getting on!) with my buddy Gav who also writes on the site. Without further ado, here are this week's top five picks: