Mammoth Mountain will open for skiing and snowboarding Nov. 8, according to an announcement on the resort website.
"Dust off your skis and snowboards, the chairlifts start running November 8 and the snow festivities are waiting for you!" the announcement reads.
However, at the bottom is this disclaimer: "Weather and conditions permitting."
Most North America resorts open during or soon after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Mammoth Mountain, located in the Eastern Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes, will rely on snowmaking capabilities and the staff is hoping for an early start to winter. Mammoth and city officials are hoping for a big snow season, following a very poor season during which 75 full-time resort employees were laid off.
Earlier this summer it was announced that June Mountain, Mammoth's sister resort located about 40 miles north along U.S. 395, would not open for the 2012-13 season, because of financial reasons.
-- Image courtesy of Peter Morning
-- Hat tip to Boardistan