Several of the closest ski areas to the Capital Region have now opened for the season, and the fresh snow that fell overnight will make for improved conditions.
Maple Ski Ridge in Rotterdam and West Mountain in Queensbury opened on Wednesday.
Willard Mountain in Easton opened today.
Willard is operating today from 10 a.m. untill 5 p.m. with one chairlift.
Royal Mountain in Johnstown and Oak Mountain in Speculator have already been operating. Oak opens its tubing park today.
Larger areas such as Gore Mountain and Jiminy Peak also opened earlier in the season.