Ski season is officially kicking off in Montana, with Look Out Pass as the first resort to open its slopes this season.
ABC/Fox Montana's Ashley Sanchez headed up the mountain to see how the first day went.
The anticipation is finally over. Fresh snow and good weather made for the perfect opening day of Montana's ski season, at Look Out Pass Ski Resort. A day avid snowboarders and skiers like Wheat Thins and his group of friends have been waiting for all year long. He explains, "Today's awesome. I'm stoked on weather. We're starting off the season good, so I'm very happy."
Look out pass is the first resort to open this winter, with more than four hundred skiers and snowboarders hitting the slopes by noon, and more people coming in later in the afternoon.
Ports director, Chris Barrett, says about twelve runs on the front of the mountain are currently open with more to come through the season.
Despite a rough start last year, 2012 saw a record number of visitors with more than 65-thousand people hitting the slopes. Look Out Pass hopes they can keep the growth spurt coming, with an expansion of 700 more acres in the next few years.