And we're off! The snow is falling, the apres beers are chillin and we're looking forward to a Christmas that involves a lot of sliding around on fluffy white stuff. Some of us will be a lot better than others at this but it's pretty safe to say none of us will be as good as cover girl Enni Rukajärvi who knows a thing or two about handling a board with style. Take a peek at the interview to find out how she does it (hint - enjoy the cold and grow up riding in Finland.)
And to keep us all stoked on riding as the temperatures drop we've got Aline Bock earning some amazing powder turns in Norway's Lyngen Alps, literally riding from summit to sea.
But you know what? That's not all. Other highlights include:
We throw our critical eye over this season's best female movies and video parts which is an awesome reason to be a couch potato on those whiteout days
Or you can make like the Lipstick crew and plough on through the dumping snow to find fresh tracks and a lot of fun in Macedonia.
We pin down Leanne Pelosi to chat about the art of riding a good pillow line (it has something to do with living in Whistler apparently ... )
And then we hit up Montreal with skater Helena Long to explore the scene there and hang out with the Skirtboarders
Fashion ed Britta Burger styles a frankly awesome snow wear shoot that will have you staring at your tired old kecks with much disappointment
But then if you ever head to Melbourne you'll be able to kit yourself out with a whole new wardrobe thanks to Local Tilly Pearman's brilliant guide
And when you're done with that find out the world's 10 best resorts for apres ski that goes off
Plus loads more - Torah Bright, Sarka Pancochova and how to build your own ski resort for starters. In other words, why are you still reading this and not issue 40 of Cooler?
Get out, ride and have the time of your life!