Friday is opening day for the slopes at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in the Laurel Highlands.
Every year, opening day is determined by the weather. A week or two of cold, low humidity days are required to make enough artificial snow to accommodate skiers and snowboarders. This year, snowmaking began on Nov. 10. It’s the third year in a row slopes will open the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Seven Springs communications manager Katie Buchan said the first natural snow of the season was early this year, and brought about 6 inches.