Boreal Mountain Resort has received more than two feet of fresh snow this week, prompting the early opening. This is the fourth year in a row that the resort will open in October.
Cold temperatures are expected to remain in the area through the weekend with an additional 15-20 inches of snow expected.
Resort officials plan to open the slopes to both skiers and snowboarders, although limited runs will be available. They have not determined a midweek schedule, planning to assess conditions following this weekend.
Most of the other resorts in the area are planning to open sometime in November.
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