Well, okay. I'll start this off.
I skied today, October 15, 2013. The area was south of Teton Pass in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
This counts as Day #1 of the season since I was skiing newly-fallen snow for the first time this season. Yay! It was also month number 193 of my consecutive-month skiing streak - the first month of my 17th year of doing this.
Weather was high, thin clouds with a fair amount of wind and temps in the low 20's. There had been close to a foot of snow the day before yesterday and some of that had blown into drifts across the skin track. I was breaking trail for about half of my tour. There was some sun up there behind the clouds, but it wasn't very strong. In summary, it was cold.
I was on an old pair of 180cm Head OB 95 backcountry skis, Dynafit bindings, and Scarpa Spirit 4 boots. It was a great combo for the conditions.
All I was doing was skinning out about 2 miles with a vertical rise of around 800 feet. More of a tour than a ski outing. I did make some shallowish little squiggly powder turns alongside the skin track on the way back down.
No pics as I was alone.
Overall, it was about ten times better than I anticipated and I had a great time.
Don't it feel GOOD to be on new snow again?