Snowshoe Mountain Resort has seen more than 20 inches of natural snow fall in October.
Officials at the Pocahontas County resort say a foot of snow fell there this weekend, and the snow machines working Saturday during the sustained cold weather also added to the early-season base.
West Virginia Ski Areas Association says Snowshoe's opening day
is scheduled for Nov. 23.
Timberline Resort is expected to open on Dec. 8, Winterplace is set to open Dec.9, Canaan Valley opens on Dec. 10 and Oglebay Resort it set to open in mid-December.
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