LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- The day after Thanksgiving was "D" day for winter sports enthusiasts, “D" as in downhill.
The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort opened for business Friday morning. Crowds of skiers and snowboarders of all ages made the trek up to Lee Canyon.
Many were determined to make the "first tracks" in fresh snow.
Among them was News 3's Jerry Brown who looking to "catch some vertical."
Opening day at a ski resort happens just once a year and this was the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort's moment in the sun.
Skiers and snowboarders came from near and afar.
The snow base was solid - no rock skis required - and lift lines built as the morning progressed.
There were lots of young enthusiasts and a few old salts.
Harry Weldon has been to every Mount Charleston opening day since 1986 and he said he felt the same excitement as he did back them on the first day of the ski season.