In years past, Thanksgiving weekend marked the opening of the ski season for many in Casper.  The end of November used to be generous with the cold, white stuff.  Unfortunately this is no longer the case.  Saturday was slated to be opening day of Hogadon Ski Area, but due to "recent unseasonable warming trends" the opening has been postponed.  An opening date is not yet confirmed.

The seasons have changed on us.  Snow comes later in the year, and, in many years, stuck around longer in the spring.  Regardless, Hogadon seems to open too early and close too early for many Casperites.  However, operating a facility that depends on the weather is not an easy task.  For those who can't wait to hit the slopes, you had better start practicing your snow dance.