5 Ski Resorts Are OPEN In North America This Weekend

5 Ski Resorts Are OPEN In North America This Weekend

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5 Ski Resorts Are OPEN In North America This Weekend

It’s been a pretty slow start to the 2016 -2017 ski season with no a whole lot of snow around but despite this 5 ski areas will be open for skiing and riding this weekend. 

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Sunshine Village, Canada

Opened for the season on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016.

Snow Depth: 23″

Open Lifts: 9

Open Runs: 71
“Excellent Early Season conditions on the runs, with good coverage. Keep an eye out for announcements of more terrain opening later in the week. Sunshine Mountain Lodge is now open.”
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Mammoth Mountain, California

Opened for the season on Thursday, November 10th, 2016.

Snow Depth: 12″

Open Lifts: 4

Open Runs: 9

“The season is underway and the riding is epic out there. Right now Mammoth is the only major ski resort open in the west. We are stoked to be shredding from top-to-bottom. Opening weekend is in full swing and the conditions are beautiful and begging for you to get in your first turns. Go check out our Unbound Terrain Park which has 6 terrain features located next to West Bowl off of Face Lift Express. Today we are running Broadway Express, Face Lift Express, and the upper and lower gondola. We expect access to Broadway, Center Bowl, Saddle Bowl, West Bowl, Climax, China Bowl, Cornice Bowl, Dave’s Run, and Dropout Chutes. The weather is absolutely gorgeous, so come join us for opening weekend and kick off the season.”

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

Opened for the season on Friday, October 21st, 2016.

Snow Depth: 18″

Open Lifts: 1

Open Runs: 2

“Arapahoe Basin will OPEN for the 2016-17 season on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016. The Black Mountain Express lift will open at 9:00 am with access to the intermediate High Noon run. Early season conditions exist and there is NO BEGINNER SKIING.”

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Loveland Ski Area, Colorado

Opened for the season on Thursday, November 10th, 2016.

Snow Depth: 18″

Open Lifts: 1

Open Runs: 3

“Opening weekend at Loveland ski area.”

Killington, Vermont

Killington, Vermont

Opened for the season on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016.

Snow Depth: 10 – 16″

Open Lifts: 2

Open Runs: 4

“We’ll have mild temperatures to kick things off this morning, but some of the coldest air of the season will arrive tonight, giving us a window of highly efficient snowmaking conditions as we head into the weekend. We may even see some snowguns running by Friday afternoon as the mercury drops.

Upper Great Northern is open, so you can skip the walkway and ski or ride down to open terrain on North Ridge, but please remember that walking is still required up the Peak Walkway at the end of the day for downloading.

Our nocturnal grooming team was up through the night, applying fresh corduroy to all four open trails, and that includes the eight feature Reason Terrain Park.

Access from K-1 Base Area will be via the K-1 Express Gondola, which will upload from opening until 3:00 p.m. and download until 4:00 p.m. Skiers will travel to the North Ridge area via Upper Great Northern and return to the K-1 Express Gondola for downloading via the Peak Walkway. Upper Rime and Reason close at 3:30 p.m., and the North Ridge Triple will permit uploading until 3:45 p.m., allowing skiers and snowboarders enough time to walk up the walkway and catch the K-1 Express Gondola.

General hours of operation are 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Mon-Fri; 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sat and Sun, and last run in the North Ridge area is at 3:30 p.m. every day.

Early season conditions exist, and snowmaking and other on-mountain operations may be in progress throughout the day on open terrain. Skiing and snowboarding are on advanced terrain only; no easier terrain is available at this time.”

 

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