Yup, you read that right. Sunday River is open. Sugarloaf, as seen by this Nov. 5 photo, has begun snowmaking and is targeting a Nov. 20 opening. Saddleback is aiming for Nov. 27. So clean and wax the boards, find the mittens and socks, and get ready for the slopes.
A good place to pick up free tix, coupons, and info on deals and discounts at ski areas nationwide is the Boston Ski Show, Nov. 19-22, at Bayside Expo. Check the web site for a discount admission coupon. If you want to avoid the parking fees, take the T. The Expo is less than a 10-minute walk from the JFK/UMass stop on the Red Line.