The resort will open one run and one terrain park. Jon Slaughter with Boreal says this week's significant snowfall - along with low temperatures for snow-making will allow the resort to continue its tradition of opening in October. He expects a big turnout this weekend:
Slaughter: "There's a huge pent up demand. Everybody wants to get out there and make the first turns of the year."
Slaughter says there are big advantages to opening early.
Slaighter:"It's a great opportunity for us to show other people what Boreal is all about. We get a lot of people that might not normally come to Boreal, but since no other resorts are open they give us a shot and a lot of times we convert them into loyal Boreal customers after that."