By Jay Lloyd

By Jay Lloyd

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thanksgiving weekend offered a bonus to skiers and snowboarders in the nearby Pocono Mountains. It raises hope for things to come.

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It was the earliest ski trail opening in recent years as Big Boulder unveiled a handful of runs for Pocono Mountain skiers and riders. Rain this week could scuttle euphoria, but with cold weather to follow, Boulder honcho Mark Daubert says the Poconos are ready for a quick follow-up.

“The snowmaking technology has gone through the roof over the last ten years.”

If snow blowing weather remains consistent, the Pocono ski mountains offer a bounty of new terrain and facilities. Look for new terrain park action at Blue Mountain .

There’s been an extensive reconfiguration in the glades at Jack Frost.

Camelback has added a dramatic light show to its tubing park.

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Shawnee has new timing gear on the racing trails and Big Boulder has beefed up the snowmaking arsenal.

Check web sites frequently for openings and conditions.

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