Powder season is already going strong, but do you know where you’re going to hit the slopes this season? Get ready to shred some snow at these outstanding resorts across America (and Canada) this season. As is the case every year, there’s no shortage of exciting improvements, from new lifts to improved snowmaking capabilities to RFID lift tickets that log data about your daily runs. Thanks to El Niño, this winter is going to be a good one, so start planning your next ski trip today! —Michael Alan Connelly