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Alpine Valley ski resort opens to a sold out crowd for 2020-21 winter season

The resort officially opened for winter sports on Monday.

CHESTERLAND, Ohio — Editor's note: The video above was first published on December 4, 2020.

Alpine Valley ski resort has officially opened for 2020/2021 winter season, with day one sold out.

The ski resort in Chesterland announced hours and operating rules in an Instagram post on opening day, shared on Monday, December 28.

"We will be requiring facemasks and other social distancing measures will be in place for your health and safety," the post read. "Let’s gets this season started, who’s excited!"

Alpine Valley is the first area resort to open for winter sports this season, with Boston Mills and Brandywine Ski Areas season opening delayed until further notice, according to a recorded message on the resorts' reservation line.

Alpine Valley will be open from noon to 9 p.m. on Monday, and reservations are required.

The office opened at 10 a.m. to begin printing passes, so people could get on the slopes as soon as they opened at noon.

Opening day was already sold out at capacity, but for future dates, winter sports lovers should now that features will be setup for freestyle terrain and hot food will be available on site.

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