The only reason MSLM stayed open is because they parked some man-made snow and used it through December.
And good on them for that. But I'm not sure they or "other resorts" BigE refers to were making it any earlier than Bue. Maybe just better at inventorying it. Or a few early snow squalls helped. It's maddening how many of those miss Blue!
We were up last weekend - great conditions for opening day and not busy at all. Only smart alec was open, but they were blowing snow elsewhere. Since then, they've had more snow, nice powder yesterday that I missed. :
Most runs around Central are now open, you can probably expect a few more to open by the weekend. South end probably won't open til Dec. 14.