New Mexico's ski season is starting early because of the big snowstorm last weekend.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that ski areas planning to open Thanksgiving Day include Ski Santa Fe, Taos Ski Valley and Ski Apache near Ruidoso.
Ski Santa Fe has 15 inches of new snow, adding up to a 27-inch base.
Taos Ski Valley marketing director Adriana Blake says the resort got 26 inches of snow since Friday and she expects a 35-inch base.
Ski Apache reports 10 inches of new snow and has its snow-making machines going.
Other areas either already open or opening this week include Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort near Vadito and Red River Ski Area.
Other ski hills plan to open in December.
Information from The Albuquerque Journal.
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