Mount Pleasant of Edinboro plans to start making snow this week as the temperatures begin to drop.

The small family ski resort and tubing park hopes to open for the Christmas holiday.

The temperature must be below 28 degrees to start making snow but the colder, the better.

In order to open for skiing and tubing, Mount Pleasant must turn almost 5,000,000 gallons of water into snow. That's more than seven Olympic-size swimming pools.

Mount Pleasant will host an open house Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

It will feature free photos with Santa Claus from 12 to 3 p.m., cookies and hot chocolate bar, winter-themed coloring for kids, snowmaking demonstration at 10 a.m. (weather-depending), lesson program registration, ski and snowboard tuning, season pass purchases and pictures, and locker sales and fill up.