It's one of the best things about snow. The moment when you see the ski resorts in Idaho beginning to ramp up their activities to get ready for all of us. Soldier Mountain has begun preparations for what should be an awesome winter on the slopes.

The only thing they need now is the actual snow

I saw this post on Facebook just a few days ago.

Ah, the old reattaching and testing thing. The only thing they need now is the actual snow. On The Snow has updates on the snow status at Soldier with a projected opening date of 12/16. No clue if that is accurate, but hey, it's something.

You can do what I'm doing and stare endlessly at the Soldier Mountain Facebook page until they say they're opened.