Ski season is just around the corner, and Saturday's snowfall gave resorts, like Caberfae Peaks, a boost as they prepare for opening day.
Caberfae Peaks will open the slopes to the public on November 29th, but began using artificial snow machines on November 11th.
After giving the machines some rest, Caberfae's staff kicked them back into action this weekend.
Staff members say that the lake effect snow much of Northern Michigan received on Saturday was a major help as they prepare the mountain. While ski resort workers hope to see more snow before opening, frigid temperatures are even more important. One Caberfae Peaks staff member told 7&4 News that the single digit temperatures that reached the area on Saturday night played a bigger role in helping them prepare than the snow did.
Cold temperatures help the artificial snow stick to the ground, which makes for better business at ski resorts.
Other area ski resorts, such as Crystal Mountain, Boyne Mountain, and Shanty Creek, also plan to open this week.