Appalachian Ski Mountain plans to open on a regular schedule for the 2019-20 season today, about a week ahead of the previously scheduled opening date.

This will be the earliest opening date in over a quarter century at Appalachian.

Very cold conditions this week have allowed snow-making almost continuously and several slopes will be open.

Hawksnest Snow Tubing Park will also make history by opening Saturday, it's earliest ever opening day, with three sessions Saturday and Sunday.

Sugar Mountain Resort has been open for while already, Ski Beech plans to open November 23rd.