KIMBALL -- The early winter arrival has the slopes at Power Ridge full of fresh power and ready to open this weekend.

Co-Owner Jerry Wahlin says they have been preparing all summer and the snow fall was the finishing touch.

Wahlin says this is the second year in a row they have been able to open the hill earlier then Thanksgiving weekend.

Even with this weeks snowfall Wahlin says they will have the snow guns working at full strength for the new week.

Powder Ridge will open Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.