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Ski Snowstar in Andalusia, IL told KWQC Saturday it was able to open about a month earlier this year than last thanks to the recent weather.

The winter sports park staff said in the snow business, every day makes a difference. So opening up so much earlier than last year could mean thousands to tens of thousands of dollars of a difference in profits this year over last, Ski Snowstar staffer Mark McGough said. 

McGough added the park is off to a strong start this year, saying if conditions every weekend could be like this one, the park would have a really good season. 

The just below freezing temperature and the couple inches of light powdery snow on the ground make for ideal slope conditions, McGough said, and would help bring more than 1,000 visitors to the park this weekend.

The season is expected to run through early March and the tubing slope is scheduled to open Dec. 21.