There Are 13 Ski Areas Open In North America This Weekend!

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There Are 13 Ski Areas Open In North America This Weekend!

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There Are 13 Ski Areas Open In North America This Weekend!

If you're skiing @Mammoth and you see these guys-- thank em | Photo Credit: Mammoth Mountain

If you’re skiing @Mammoth and you see these guys– thank em | Photo Credit: Mammoth Mountain

North America’s ski season is off to a slow start but like a crusty ski tuner once said, “the snow will come when it comes…” Just so happens it arrived this weekend for much of the western United States.

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This weekend, Breckenridge, Timberline, Keystone, Copper, Breck, and others join the party making for a grand total of 9 open ski areas across North America. Next week, expect to see Sunday River, Winter Park, and possibly Vail open if the current systems deliver significant snowfall.

Resorts Currently Open In North America

Mammoth Mountain, California

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Photo Credit: Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth is holding strong in the Sierra and continues to deliver surprisingly good conditions through the early season. If you like chalk, head to Mammoth.

Surface Conditions – Packed Powder/Groomed

Base Depth – 36″

Lifts Open – 4

Runs Open – 8

Mt Rose Ski Tahoe, Nevada

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Photo Credit: Mt Rose

Mt Rose will be tied for second ski area to open in the Sierra as they and Boreal plan to spin lifts on mostly man-made snow starting tomorrow.

Surface Conditions – Groomed

Base Depth – 7″

Lifts Open – NA

Runs Open – NA

Boreal, California

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Photo Credit: Boreal

We have to give it up to Boreal. At the beginning of the week, we had no idea how they’d make that much snow but they did.

Surface Conditions – Groomed

Base Depth – 4″

Lifts Open – NA

Runs Open – NA

Timberline Lodge, Oregon

Photo Credit: Timberline Lodge

Photo Credit: Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge will host a limited opening on Saturday with Bruno’s (9-4pm) and Palmer (9-3pm) spinning chairs. Palmer is for expert skiers only and resort officials are warning that early season conditions do exist.

Surface Conditions – Packed Powder/Groomed

Base Depth – 12″

Lifts Open – 2

Runs Open – TBD

Sunshine Village, Alberta

Photo Credit: Sunshine Village

Photo Credit: Sunshine Village

If you can get to Sunshine Village this weekend– go. That is all.

Surface Conditions – Powder/Packed Powder/Groomed

Base Depth – 49″

Lifts Open – 11

Runs Open – 74

Lake Louise, Alberta

Photo Credit: Lake Louise

Photo Credit: Lake Louise

Lake Louise opens tomorrow so go get some at Banff’s favorite ski resort.

Surface Conditions – Powder/Packed Powder/Groomed

Base Depth – 21″

Lifts Open – 5

Runs Open – 47

Copper Mountain, Colorado

It’s snowing @CopperMountain and with opening day tomorrow, stoke is high in Frisco. So far, information on what will be open is limited. Stay up to date by visiting their website.

Surface Conditions – Groomed

Base Depth – NA

Lifts Open – NA

Runs Open – NA

Breckenridge, Colorado

Breck is joining the party a little late but better late than never right?Accumulations are forecasted to be in the 2-3″ range but lower temps are really helping snowmaking efforts.

Surface Conditions – Groomed

Base Depth – NA

Lifts Open – NA

Runs Open – NA

Keystone, Colorado

Photo Credit: Keystone

Photo Credit: Keystone

Keystone is in a similar boat as Breck. The summit county resort has had a productive few nights of snowmaking and the recent natural snow just makes things that much better.

Surface Conditions – Groomed

Base Depth – 18″ (man-made)

Lifts Open – NA

Runs Open – NA

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

Photo Credit: Arapahoe Basin

Photo Credit: Arapahoe Basin

After claiming the title for first resort to open in North America, A-Basin has since fought nature tooth and nail to stay on the board. They have been successful and now they’re getting a much-needed breather from mother nature. Did we mention #SkiRunRamrodIsOpen?

Surface Conditions – Groomed

Base Depth – 18″ (man-made)

Lifts Open – 1

Runs Open – 3

Loveland, Colorado

Photo Credit: Loveland

Photo Credit: Loveland

Loveland just got 6″ of pow! That said, it’s not sitting on much but it’s something for Colorado and we couldn’t be happier to seeing snowfalls getting closer to the double-digit mark.

Surface Conditions – Powder/Groomed

Base Depth – 18″ (man-made)

Lifts Open – 1

Runs Open – 1

Purgatory, Colorado

Photo Credit: Purgatory

Photo Credit: Purgatory

Starting Saturday, Purgatory will spin lifts for the skiing public as the first resort to open in Southwest Colorado. That said, the lifts will spin odd hours (1-5pm)

Surface Conditions – Groomed

Base Depth – NA (man-made)

Lifts Open – 1

Runs Open – 1

Killington, Vermont

Photo Credit: Killington

Photo Credit: Killington

The Beast of the east is open for business and look for some new snow to further cement the beast as the “Snowiest Place In The USA.” At least for the near future.

Surface Conditions – Groomed/Warming

Base Depth – 16″ (man-made)

Lifts Open – 2

Runs Open – 4

 

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