No official opening yet, but winter season operations are ramping up on Mount Washington this weekend.

Resort spokesperson Don Sharpe says beginning Friday a mass orientation session will be on the go over the next few days for nearly a thousand workers.

Sharpe says there is plenty of work to do in prepping the resort.

The winter season will officially kick off just over one week from today, on December 5th, assuming mother nature comes through with a big dose of snow.