This article originally appeared in Sunset.
Thanks to a fresh blanket of snow across the state, California ski resorts are opening early for the winter season—for many, marking the earliest opening weekend in decades.
The newly renamed Palisades Tahoe, for one, kicks off the season Friday through Sunday, with multiple lifts spinning plus specials like $10 hot waxes and $6 beers for anyone dressed in a Halloween costume. It’s only the third time in over seven decades that the resort has been able to open in October, according to Palisades Tahoe, thanks to more than 3 feet of snow on the upper mountains late in the month.
“Temps have warmed since the storm earlier this week, so snow conditions will be variable, and grooming is very limited,” the resort wrote on Instagram. “Be aware that early season obstacles exist.”