Outside the rain is hammering down, dark clouds are scudding across the sky, and trees that have barely begun to don their fall colours are whipping in the gathering wind. And not so very far away, this rain is falling as snow. A metre at Whistler, right down to the Roundhouse/Pig Alley elevation; an astonishing 13 feet forecast at Baker; and 10cm for Brockton Peak on Mount Seymour. We’re not even into October yet. I hope this is an omen for the season to come.