BEAVER -- The southern Utah ski area Eagle Point will open for the season Friday, a month later than last winter because of a lack of snowmaking.
Eagle Point is the rebranded ski area once known as Elk Meadows, about 18 miles east of Beaver. It had been shut down for eight years when a New York hedge fund took over operations.
Eagle Point operations manager Lane Tucker says the ski area will fire up all five chair lifts Friday.
The slopes are covered with 12 to 18 inches of snow.
Eagle Point had a banner season when more than 600 inches fell last winter. The ski area got so much snow in December 2010 -- seven feet from a single storm -- that it lost power for four days.