With the season’s first big snowstorm, several resorts have opened their slopes to boarding and skiing – just in time for Thanksgiving holidays. Snowpack is ranging from 10 to 24 inches and you better believe the resorts are also making snow.

On Saturday, Nov. 21, Squaw Valley, Kirkwood and Northstar opened for the 09-10 season. Heavenly opened the day before.

Of course, early birds Boreal, Mt. Rose and Mammoth were already open.

Upcoming opening days are Nov. 25 for Sugar Bowl, Dec. 5 for Alpine Meadows, Dec. 10 for Diamond Peak and Dec. 12 for Homewood.

It looks like the next chance of snow will be Friday after Thanksgiving.

Have fun!