The snow is set, the employees trained, and soon skiers will be able to hit the slopes!
Today more than 100 Mount Ashland ski area employees went through orientation.
And now that the staff is ready to go, officials say skiers can start to dust off thier skis.
"The ski patrol has been out, checked all the runs. It's not quite ready today. We would have loved to open this weekend but not enough snow, but our big is that news is that we open next Thursday, December 6."
Officials say this year the ski area will be open Thursday through Monday for the entire month of December.
For more information on current conditions and ticket prices you can visit mtashland.com.