Ski season opens early

Ski season opens early

CHEWELAH, Wash. - Lookout Pass opened their slopes last week, and on Friday, 49 Degrees North did the same. It's their earliest season opener in 10 years. 

"The snow is excellent. Really surprising for our opening day, particularly this early in the season," said 49 Degrees North ski and snowboard director Rick Brown. "The grooming is great, really good base." 

A total of three chairs are now open, two of which take guests up to the summit. 

Brown is thrilled for what's forecast to be a La Nina winter, bringing more snow, and dough to local ski hills. 

"It's great for the industry, it's great for our guests, and it just leads us into a strong season," said Brown. 

49 Degrees North will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday each week until more snow moves in, which could happen as soon as next week. 

Season passes will remain on sale through November 18.