How about some skiing or boarding to start your weekend?

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opened for the season Friday. Plenty of eager skiers and boarders arrived before the sun came up.

That, of course, included the famous Nate Dogggg.

A-Basin's Black Mountain Express lift started turning at 9 a.m., giving skiers and snowboarders access to the intermediate High Noon trail.

Recent weather has been kind to the Basin, allowing organizers to kick off the ski season earlier than usual.

Last year, A-Basin opened on Oct. 21.

Opening day is an annual party at A-Basin, featuring neon outfits and Halloween costumes.