Despite one of the warmest Novembers on record, two Jackson Hole ski areas will open their new season as planned this weekend.
Grand Targhee Resort will have three of its five lifts open on Friday. The Alta ski area says it has received 73 inches of snow since the middle of October.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will open on Saturday, its earliest opening ever. The resort reports 56 inches so far this season.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that Snow King Mountain Ski Area plans to open Dec. 10.
Te National Weather Service says temperatures this month in Jackson Hole have been the fifth warmest on record so far.
The average temperature so far this month has been 44.2 degrees.