It's that wonderful time of year when the snow line starts creeping down the mountain and droves of newcomers start flocking to town in anticipation of another ski season.
It also means Whistler Transit starts beefing up its schedule, bringing back several routes just in time for the snow to fly.
The early winter transit schedule will be in effect from Nov. 15 to 26, bringing the seasonal return of Route 3 Rainbow/Emerald and Route 4 Free Marketplace Shuttle. There will also be extra buses and added runs on routes 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7.
Full winter service kicks in Nov. 27 and continues until April 19. Peak winter service means there will be more frequent coverage to Emerald, Spring Creek and Function Junction.
Runs will be added on Route 1 Valley Connector, Route 2 Whistler Creek/Cheakamus and the free village shuttles on Routes 4 and 5 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays this winter as well.
Also new this winter are extended hours at the Whistler Transit Centre. Beginning Nov. 15, the office will be staffed seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Customers can reach a transit employee by phone during that time, by email and for lost and found inquiries, while @WhistlerTransit on Twitter will be active seven days a week.
For more information, visit www.bctransit.com/regions/whi.