UPDATE: Bogus Basin and Brundage Mountain Open Dec. 19

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UPDATE: 4:30 p.m.

Bogus Basin will also open on Friday. According to the ski resort's Facebook page, Deer Point quad, the Showcase lift and the Coach chair will be open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Holiday hours begin Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through Friday, Jan 4. Lift tickets will be discounted to $35.

As of this afternoon, Bogus Basin has a 13-inch base with more snow in the forecast.

Last year, the resort opened  Dec. 9.
Bogus Basin will open the front side on Friday. - BOGUS BASIN WEBCAM
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  • Bogus Basin will open the front side on Friday.

ORIGINAL POST: 11:45 a.m.

The long wait for the ski season to begin is coming to an end, as Brundage Mountain Resort announced it will turn on the chairlifts for Friday, Dec. 19. The resort will open its Blue Bird quad, the Lakeview lift and the Easy Street chairlift from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily.

Brundage opened almost exactly one year ago from this weekend (Dec. 20, 2013). With three inches of snow in the last 48 hours and 36 inches built up on the summit, they're ready to start the season again. There are only 10 inches at the base of the mountain, though, so early season conditions exist.

"Terrain for beginners will, unfortunately, be limited," said resort spokesperson April Whitney in a news release. "We have some snow in the forecast and will open more terrain as soon as it's safe and feasible to do so."

Lift tickets will be discounted for the opening weekend.

As of today, Tamarack Resort is still operating only the Discovery chairlift, which services the beginner run and a terrain park.

To read more about recent improvements to Brundage Mountain, including a lodge expansion, a few brand new snow groomers, and new AT ski rentals, click here for our full report.