Skiers enjoy early opening at Sugarloaf Provincial Park

It's the earliest Sugarloaf Provincial Park in Atholville has ever opened to skiers and snowboarders.

The first users took to the slopes on Saturday.

Park manager Greg Dion says around half of the park's 13 downhill runs are open with the remainder expected to open in the next few weeks.

Cross-country ski trails are also groomed and nearly ready for use.

(with files from the Tribune)