11/22/2011 09:20 am ET | Updated Jan 22, 2012

10 Top Slopes For Early Skiing (And How To Fly There For Less)

Who's ready to ski? Pretty much everyone ought to be, because another year of La Niña in the forecast means another very snowy winter. Maybe even more than last year's often record-breaking hammering, which provided for some amazing downhill action, everywhere from the Catskills to the Pacific Northwest.

Don't stress out, just embrace it. Grab a pair of skis and remind yourself what all that snow can be good for. No need to wait for the official start of winter, either: here are 10 resorts that are either up and running, or close to it.

10 Slopes For Early-Season Skiing