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Wolf Creek Ski Area will open on Halloween

The Wolf Creek Ski Area is opening for the 2009-2010 ski season on Halloween.

Year-to-date snowfall is 22 inches, conditions are powder and packed powder. The mid-mountain snow depth is 12 inches.

Nova and Susan’s, both beginner runs, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More terrain will be available as conditions permit.

Kids are invited to wear their costumes and enjoy an early Halloween day on the beginner hill; a contest for the best carved pumpkin will start at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the most original pumpkin faces!

Anyone wearing a costume is eligible for prizes. and anyone who participates in Halloween festivities can attend a $5 lunch at the Wolf Pup Building starting at 11 a.m.

The ski school will be available for Wolf Pups ages 5 to 8; instruction will also be available for adults.

The Prospector will serve a lunch menu, and the bar will be open at the Upper Lodge, with space available for skiers who bring their own lunches. Ski and snowboard rentals will be available, and the Sport Shop will be open. Season pass holders are welcome.