The first snow of the season fell in Aspen, Colo. on Sept. 12. Locals throughout the Roaring Fork Valley are hoping that this early snowfall is foreshadowing a big snow season in "the land where beer flows like wine." With meteorologists predicting the El Niño effect for the 2012/2013, their wish just might come true. Check out some more early snowfall pics from across North America below...

Alyeska Snowfall

Alyeska Resort—first snowfall Sept. 6, 2012


First snow at Whistler

Whistler Mountain—first snowfall Sept. 10, 2012


September Snow at Sunshine Village

Sunshine Village Resort—first snowfall Sept. 10, 2012


Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak—first snowfall Sept. 12, 2012


Winter Park

Winter Park Resort—first snowfall Sept. 12, 2012

A-Basin September Snow

Arapahoe Basin—first snowfall Sept. 12, 2012

Keystone Snow

Keystone Resort—first snowfall Sept. 12, 2012

Aspen Snowmass first snow

Aspen/Snowmass—first snowfall Sept. 12, 2012