I was wondering what the "usual" opening's were for the local hills here in SE MI? I'm talking about Pine Knob, Mt. Holly, Alpine etc. (...I know it's wildly variable & weather dependent, just looking for the usual "average" dates.)
First or second weekend of December is pretty average I think. We get the occasional Thanksgiving opener (but remember this year Thanksgiving came really early) and although I don't remember a specific year I'm sure there are times when they don't open until nearly Christmas, but those are extremes.