Early snows have enabled some ski areas to open early. Big Sky over by Bozeman opened on Thanksgiving Day.  I’ve skied over there and it’s my favorite. Admittedly it’s a trip over but one ride up the mountain on the gondola and it’s worth it. If you’re a people watcher plunk yourself down in the bar and spend the day. The last time I was over there I saw a woman in a ski outfit that was all white, skis and boots included. She took a break for lunch and when she came back she all in black. I have no idea if she could ski, never saw her on the slopes.

There’s terrain for everyone. Everything from bunny slopes to double black diamond extreme skiing.