With snowfall in much of Michigan in November, ski areas got an early start to the season.
“When it’s cold and snowy people go into the retail stores and buy things. So the retail sales were up early this year and our ski areas were able to open early. So yes it was a real, real good start,” said Mickey MacWilliams, executive director of the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association.
She says there are a little more than 100 days, on average, that Michigan ski areas are open each winter.
Michigan ski areas have been investing to make improvements on the slopes.