Yup, everyone got a slight dusting on the higher elevations the other night. Definitely a chill in the air the last few mornings too. Fall is here, winter is coming!
I've got a couple boxes arriving in the next few days too, gotta love new gear season! I actually sold the Lib I bought over the summer, but replaced it with Another board I've been wanting. Split gear is coming in too. Also started reading Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, by Bruce Tremper. Looking at Level 1 avy classes for this winter too. I plan on doing about 50/50 resort to BC riding this winter, which is why I didn't end up getting a pass again this year. Plus I like having the freedom to hit different mountains and not feel like I have to go to Stevens because I have a pass.
As far as Unions go, I haven't bought into the hype. They feel cheaply made, and are known to fall apart. Hopefully now that they have a premier rider on their team, maybe they'll start building better products. I might give them a shot in a year or so.