Skiers rejoice! Summit at Snoqualmie finally open

SNOQUALMIE PASS -- Break out the skis and snowboards! The Summit at Snoqualmie is firing up the lifts Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The resort has had about a foot of fresh power in the last two days -- making for prime skiing conditions.

Summit West is open through the weekend. As for Summit East, a weekend-only resort, officials are hoping it will be open by next weekend.

The opening comes about a month later than average. Crews spent all day Thursday getting ready for the rush of people expected to hit the mountain.