Ready for Opening Day?


Snow is falling in UtahColoradoCalifornia and across the Alps! It’s official, winter is on its way!

We’re counting down the days and making all of our pre-season preparations. Time to get your skis and boards tuned, put snow tires on your car, and to trade the hiking boots in your trunk for skins and avi gear.

Make sure you don’t miss a single day of skiing - mark your calendar with these early-season opening day events! Here’s a list of US ski mountains opening between now and Thanksgiving. (source: OntheSnow)

November 21 - Alpine Valley Resort, WI

November 22 -

  • Winter Park Resort, CO
  • Sunday River, ME
  • Sugarbush, VT
  • Stratton Mountain, VT
  • Stowe Mountain Resort, VT
  • Okemo Mountain Resort, VT
  • Northstar California, CA
  • Mount Snow, VT
  • Loon Mountain, NH
  • Heavenly Mountain Resort, CA
  • Monarch Mountain, CO
  • Beaver Creek, CO
  • Alta Ski Area, UT
  • Alpine Valley Ski Area, MI

11/23 Thanksgiving Day -

  • Telluride, CO
  • Taos Ski Valley, NM
  • Sun Valley, ID
  • Sugarloaf, ME
  • Steamboat, CO
  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort, CO
  • Big Sky Resort, MT
  • Whiteface Mountain Resort, NY
  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, MA
  • Sugar Bowl Resort, CA
  • Smugglers’ Notch Resort, VT


October 15 - Loveland, CO

October 20 - Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, CO

October 28 - Killington, VT



November 1 -  Wild Mountain Ski and Snowboard Area, MN

November 3 - Wolf Creek Ski Area, CO

November 9 -

  • Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, CA
  • Boreal Mountain Resort, CA

November 10

  • Ski Brule, MN
  • Keystone, CO
  • Copper Mountain Resort, CO
  • Breckenridge, CO
  • Arizona Sugarbowl, AZ11/17 Vail, CO

November 17 -

  • Vail, CO
  • Squaw Valley - Alpine Meadows, CA
  • Park City, UT
  • Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe, NV
  • Eldora Mountain Resort, CO

November 18 -

  • Sipapu Ski Resort, NM
  • Purgatory, CO

November 20 -

  • Trollhaugen, WI
  • Sugar Mountain Resort, NC
  • Cataloochee Ski Area, NC
  • Bretton Woods, NH