And so it begins. The long-awaited, much-hyped 2010-2011 ski season starts tomorrow at Crystal Mountain. The ski patrol spent the day on the hill putting out bamboo, padding towers and stringing rope. It is currently snowing lightly and the temperatures are dropping. The mountain was aflurry today with employees and fun-seekers alike. My husband spent 12 hours in a snow-cat, preparing the slopes. We are ready to get started. Let the games begin.