PHOTOS | Boston Mills Brandywine, Alpine Valley ski resorts open for season

It's the earliest opening date in years.

The wait is over.

The ski resorts at Boston Mills Brandywine in Peninsula and Alpine Valley in Chesterland officially opened Saturday at 3:30 p.m. after just over two days of snowmaking. This is the earliest opening in years, according to General Manager Josh Boyd.

PHOTOS | Boston Mills opens for skiing season

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“Our operation is heavily dependent on the weather," Boyd said in a statement. "Mother Nature blessed us with amazing early season weather and our crew has been proactive getting our resorts ready for the guests.”

In addition to the manufactured white stuff, Northeast Ohioans are expected to see snow fall throughout next week. For more information on how you can hit the slopes, you can log on to and