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    Ski Resorts Open for Season This Holiday Weekend

    By by Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    December 02, 2013, 5:10:45 AM EST

    Thanksgiving marked the opening day for many ski resorts across the country, and parts of the East and the Rockies will have the perfect setup to make some fresh snow.

    The Arctic air that rushed across the Plains toward the Midwest and East this week may linger long enough to give some resorts an early dose of the white stuff.

    "Temperatures will trend upward into this coming week, and the dry air and cold nights will allow resorts to make more snow or keep the snow they have," Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said. "The sun angle is low, the days are short and many trails are on the shady side of the mountains, further reducing melting."

    Snow is not in the weekend forecast for most of the East, but a strong cold shot from earlier this week gave ample opportunities to artificially manufacture some snow.


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