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Winter is Coming: Your Guide to Ski Area Opening Dates

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There's been snow in Lake Tahoe, the Silverton ski patrollers have already skied powder, and as we speak, ski resorts have the snow guns blaring. So when will the lifts start turning? Curbed Ski has your definitive guide on when you can expect to hit the hill this season. Of course, all of these dates are tentative and could change depending on weather conditions.

The following opening days are organized by state (except for Canada). Did we miss your favorite ski area? Send us an email or let us know in the comments.


Late October: Boreal
November 12: Snow Summit
November 13: Mammoth
November 21: Heavenly, Northstar, Mt. Rose
November 22: Kirkwood, Bear
November 26: Squaw Valley
December 1: Sierra-At-Tahoe
December 7: Sugarbowl
December 12: Alpine Meadows, Homewood


November 7: Banff, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village
November 21: Tremblant
November 27: Whistler Blackcomb
November 29: Revelstoke
December 8: Red Resort
December 12: Panorama, Kicking Horse


Mid October: Arapahoe Basin, Loveland
October 31: Copper Mountain, Keystone
November 7: Wolf Creek, Breckenridge
November 12: Winter Park
Mid-November: Eldora
November 21: Vail
November 26: Crested Butte, Monarch, Beaver Creek
November 27: Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Steamboat, Telluride
Late November: Purgatory, Howelsen Hill
December 5: Sunlight
December 11: Powderhorn
December 13: Buttermilk, Ski Cooper
December 14: Aspen Highlands
Mid-December: Ski Granby Ranch
December 20: Silverton


November 21: Lookout Pass
November 23: Pomerelle, Silver
November 24: Bogus Basin,
November 27: Sun Valley
November 29: Schweitzer, Soldirr Mountain
November 30: Kelly Canyon
December 1: Magic Mountain
December 13: Tamarack


October 26: Sunday River
November 22: Sugarloaf


November 23: Red Lodge
November 24: Discovery, Great Divide
November 27: Big Sky
December 6: Bridger Bowl
December 7: Whitefish
December 9: Blacktail, Montana Snowbowl
December 12: Showdown
December 22: Teton Pass

New Mexico:

November 25: Enchanted Forest
November 27: Red River, Taos Ski Valley
November 28: Ski Santa Fe
December 12: Angel Fire
December 13: Sandia Peak


November 23: Mt. Hood Meadows
November 26: Mt. Bachelor, Willamette Pass
November 30: Hoodoo
December 1: Anthony Lakes
December 5: Spout Springs
December 6: Mount Ashland
December 13: Mt. Hood


November 21: Alta
November 22: Park City, Brian Head, Brighton, Snowbird, Solitude
November 26: Snowbasin
November 28: Canyons, Nordic Valley
December 5: Beaver Mountain, Eagle Point
December 6: Deer Valley, Sundance
December 12: Powder Mountain
December 13: Cherry Peak


November 8: Mt. Baker
November 14: Stevens Pass
November 23: 49 Degrees, Mission Ridge
November 24: Crystal Mountain
December 1: Bluewood
December 5: Summit at Snoqualmie, Alpental
December 6: Mt. Spokane
December 7: White Pass


November 22: Grand Targhee
November 27: Jackson Hole
December 7: White Pine
December 8: Snow King, Meadowlark


November 5: Killington
November 12: Okemo
November 15: Mt. Snow, Stowe
November 22: Jay Peak, Sugarbush
November 23: Stratton
November 28: Smugglers' Notch
November 29: Bromley
December 13: Bolton Valley, Pico
December 15: Mad River Glen

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