Ski bums, rejoice: Windham opening early this afternoon

Looks like Windham's opening a day early, and they're practically giving away lift tickets to celebrate. This just in from Windham Mountain's Facebook wall:

Here’s some BREAKING NEWS! Windham Mountain is open TODAY at 2:00 p.m. for the 2010 – 2011 ski and snowboard season. In celebration of the resorts 50th season, tickets today are only fifty cents. Upper and Lower Whistler will be open and accessible by A- lift.

A shot from Windham's base lodge webcam:

Ski season is beginning in earnest around the region. Belleayre opened last week, Hunter is hoping to open on Sunday, and Plattekill is on track to open on December 11.