Ready to hit the slopes? Ariz. ski resorts open for season

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- While shoppers were busy hitting the malls to celebrate Black Friday, skiers in our state were busy hitting the slopes to celebrate "White Friday," as Arizona's two ski parks opened for the season.

Three lifts are now open at the Arizona Snowbowl near Flagstaff.

In the past, Snowbowl would have to wait for natural snowfall in order to open. But thanks to artificial snowmaking with reclaimed water, the park was able to open on the same day as Sunrise Park Resort in the White Mountains.

Two lifts are open at Sunrise, as well as two restaurants. Both parks will be running through the weekend.