Hogadon Basin Ski Area has been making snow as it prepares to open for the 2022-2023 season. (Hogadon Basin Ski Area, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — Hogadon Basin Ski Area is preparing to open for the 2022–23 ski season, which will also be the second year the ski area has offered night skiing as an option.

“Snowmaking is off to a great start,” Hogadon said on Nov. 4.

The ski area opened on Dec. 22, 2021, with the season lasting until April 10, 2022. This year, the ski area could open with limited runs as early as Dec. 2, Visit Casper said on Nov. 8, depending on weather conditions.

The ski area is likely to get some help with a storm overnight Wednesday and Thursday. Casper Mountain has a 90% chance of snow on Wednesday night and an 80% chance on Thursday, with up to 4 inches of snow accumulation expected, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton. Whatever snow does fall is unlikely to melt right away: The mountain can expect a high of 8–14 degrees on Thursday and temperatures could drop as low as -10 degrees overnight Thursday, the NWS in Riverton forecasts.

On Wednesday, Hogadon reminded people in a Facebook post that it plans to offer night skiing this season on Fridays and Saturdays. Hogadon is offering pre-season prices on season passes until midnight Dec. 1. Information on passes is available from Hogadon online.