[R198R, Killington] and [R78R, Bretton Woods] both opened Saturday Nov. 7.

Killington President Chris Nyberg said, "The passion and commitment from our team has succeeded in utilizing all the tools available to them to provide our guests with this early season opportunity."

Killington opened for Nov. 7-8, closed for the week, and reopened the following weekend. The mountain is open on limited terrain served by two lifts off Killington Peak. Early season pricing prevails, with adult lift tickets $49, young adults 13-18 and seniors $44, juniors 7-12 and super seniors $39. Initial terrain fell into the intermediate and expert categories, with no green trails open. Killington intends to continue to cover terrain and open trails as rapidly as possible, and lift ticket prices will increase as more trails become available.

Bretton Woods also opened Nov. 7 with the first skiing and riding in New Hampshire for the 2009-10 season.

Chris Ellms, director of ski operations for the resort, said, "We have had a good stretch of cool weather for early season snowmaking. This is a great opportunity to go ahead get your skis and boards out and take some turns on the first day of what we hope to be a long, amazing season."

Bretton Woods opened one trail off the Learning Center Quad, with some terrain park elements set up as well for early-season jibbing. Snowmaking continues and more trails and lifts will open as conditions allow. Ticket prices will be adjusted accordingly, Ellms said.

Check before you go, as with all early season openings.

More information: Bretton Woods, or call 800-314-1752; Killington, or call 800-621-6867.