Opening days happening at ski resorts in Colorado, California, Utah, Northwest and Northeast

Ski resorts are opening in Colorado, California, the Northwest and Northeast in advance of Thanksgiving. Here’s a look at as many openings as we can find. Let us know the ones we missed.


Winter Park and Wolf Creek ski areas opened earlier this week, while Vail and Eldora kick off their season on Friday (Nov. 16). Beaver Creek, Crested Butte, Monarch Mountain and Steamboat will start sliding on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Aspen Mountain, Ski Cooper, Snowmass and Telluride get rolling on Thanksgiving Day, with Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort opening Nov. 23.


Ski areas already open include Brighton, Snowbird, and SolitudeAlta opens on Friday (Nov. 16), as does Brian Head Resort. Go here for more openings.


Resorts open out west included Heavenly, Mammoth, Northstar, Bear Mountain and Boreal. For all resort openings and conditions, go here.


Only Timberline has opened, and at that only temporarily. Several resorts (Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Hood) are expected to open during the Thanksgiving weekend. For all Oregon openings, go here. Farther north in Washington, Crystal Mountain and Mt. Baker open this weekend. Find out when Snoqualmie and others open here.


The Ski Guru Blog reports that Sunday River, Killington, and Okemo are already open, while good weather will allow early openings in New Hampshire on Friday (Nov. 16) at Bretton Woods and Loon Mountain Resort. Here’s the complete list for the Northeast.

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2 Responses to “Opening days happening at ski resorts in Colorado, California, Utah, Northwest and Northeast”

  1. 1 EmeraldCityEDM November 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Crystal is opening this weekend?!?!?!?!!!!

  2. 2 Swany Gloves November 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Actually, looks like they open Wednesday. We had heard it was earlier, sorry if we crossed you up. Have a great season

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