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Buena Vista to open Friday

BEMIDJI -- Wintertime is here. Buena Vista Ski Area has announced that it will open for season later this week.

The ski area, located about 12 miles north of Bemidji along Beltrami County Road 15, will open for the season at 10 a.m. Friday.

Buena Vista started making snow last week. The machines have been working around the clock to cover the runs.

Buena Vista will open for skiers and snowboarders from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The terrain park, open to more adventurous thrill-seekers, also will have some elements available. Speciality lift tickets and rental rates will be available.

For more information, call Buena Vista at (218) 243-2231 or visit their website at