Thanks to cold temperatures, Cataloochee Ski Area began cranking out the snow last Thursday night and by Saturday, the first slopes were open to skiers in Haywood County.
It plans to reopen Saturday, Nov. 19, for the regular early season schedule. This year marks Cataloochee’s 51st season.
This year Cataloochee also will be open for Thanksgiving, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. A Thanksgiving lunch of turkey and trimmings will be available.
Also, skiers should keep in mind that if you come in a group of 15 or more before Dec. 16, you can ski or snowboard for $30 a person, including rental, lift ticket and a beginner lesson for those ages seven and older.