Look for Bargains
Thinking about snow season early will score you some good deals on any clothing or gear you'll have to replace—you can usually find discounts on last year's stuff as shops are trying to purge the old lines to make way for all the snow brands' new, upcoming goods.
Get Acquainted with the Weather Channel
Knowing when Jack Frost is going to pay your local mountain a visit in advance will put you ahead of the game and allow more time for planning last minute, early season trips.
Start daydreaming, watch some ski and snowboard videos and rack up your PTO at work. You never know, those first few flakes may show up in a matter of weeks.
Christina Scannapiego is the Outdoor Adventure Editor?for Active.com.