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      Crystal Mountain Resort looking to open Thanksgiving

      As the snow starts to fall, many people are anxious to get outside and start enjoying all of those winter activities.

      Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville is eager to open - but mother nature isn't exactly cooperating.

      Despite a couple of cool nights, the weather has been warmer - and with temperatures near 60 degrees and rain forecasted for the weekend, the snow guns won't be fired up again until next week when cold weather returns.

      "I'm right there with you! My skis are waxed - they're ready to go, my boots are in my office - ready to go," said Tom Kramer, the Public Relations Manager for Crystal Mountain. "We are going to be open just as soon as we can have a great base down. We like to have 10,12,18" of base before we open up. And so once we have that, once the conditions are where we want them to be for good quality skiing, we'll be open."

      Crystal Mountain has put in a new chair lift and is opening an entirely new run on the far side of the mountain this year. The resort hopes to open by Thanksgiving.