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Editors note: Here on the East Coast we are still waiting for our first shredable storm, but parts of the Pacific Northwest saw some shots of powder last weekend! This GoPro edit from our forum member, Joeyzims, encapsulates every thing we love about early season storms. Low pressure, high fun and shaking off the tons of summer rust is what this time of year is all about. 

Words and Video – Joeyzim

After a full summer of training hard for split season with beer drinking and kiteboarding the snow finally arrived! Oh and it was sweet 10 inches at T-line, with the usual crazy winds and the very not usual cold, blue bird powder morning of 10.27.2014. Best October turns I’ve ever scored. Quick edit here, just for fun. Did I mention riding POW as my first day of the season with NWboarder and the homie Chris in October? Still digesting it.

Cheers to 2014/15 winter!

Be sure to share your early season stoke in the forums too! Here on the East Coast the Burlington National Weather Service guys said to “have your rock skis on standby” for this weekend. So fingers crossed!

Alex Showerman

Since I could walk, sliding around on some form of frozen water has been my passion, starting with skiing and hockey, then switching to snowboarding in middle school and never looking back. After moving back to my home state of Vermont, I found that resort riding just wasn't cutting it for me. So I skipped buying a season pass, and bought a splitboard. That first tour was the same ah-ha moment I had when I first strapped on a snowboard in middle school. When not splitboarding, I work in digital media, mountain bike, play hockey and enjoy all of the amazing beers the Green Mountain State has to offer. Look for me to write about gear, trip reports, tips and tricks and other miscellanea such as climate change, often with an east coast bent.