It was a busy Friday afternoon at Alta Sierra Ski Resort, but it wasn't full of skiers and snowboarders.
Workers at Alta Sierra have been preparing for this year's opening since November. They said with the amount of snow so far, they hope more people will start hitting the slopes.
Since early Friday morning, dozens of people have pitched in to make this weekend a success.
The ski resort has been closed since last April and was only open five days last year, due to the lack of snow.
"We have more snow now than we did all last year and this is only our first storm," said Bob Rhynes, General Manager.
Rhynes said with all the snow, he hopes more people come to the resort to either snowboard or ski.
"We have nine runs. There's some advance runs and there's some runs for kids. We have our tube park for kids, adults love it too. It's just a great mountain. Everyone is friendly and we have good food. It's just a good time," he continued.
Rhynes said his crew will work throughout Friday night, leveling the snow and placing freshly painted rails around the slopes.
But, if you aren't in the mood to ski or snowboard, the scenery alone is worth the trip.
Alta Sierra Ski Resort is located on Rancheria Road in Wofford Heights, about an hour from Bakersfield.
The ski resort is open Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 4pm and offers private or group lessons.