List: Open Ski Resorts in North America

List: Open Ski Resorts in North America


List: Open Ski Resorts in North America



Ski areas from coast to coast are beginning to open for the 2014 -2015 winter ski season. So far 11 ski resorts have kicked off their ski season. Some resorts will be closed during the week so make sure to read the note before heading to the mountain. Here is to a great ski season! 

Ski Resorts OPEN for the 2014 -2015 Ski Season


Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Colorado

Lifts Open: 2
Base Depth: 18″

Note: Pika Place learning area is now open for the season! Early season conditions exist and there is NO beginner skiing. Be aware of natural obstacles on the trail, and ski/ride in control. Uphill access is not allowed at this time. –

Loveland, Colorado

Lifts Open: 1
Base Depth: 18″

Note: Snowmaking continues to go strong and we are excited to announce that Spillway is now open! The guns have been moved down to Richards Run and snow-makers say they are making excellent progress. Stay tuned for more terrain opening announcements! –

Wolf Creek Ski Area, Colorado

Lifts Open: 3
Base Depth: 6″

Note: Wolf Creek Ski Area is open for today, Sunday, November 9th! Conditions are very limited with a 6 inch base. Treasure Stoke and Bonanza lifts will be operating from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All terrain on the mountain has extremely early season conditions. The Nova lift will be open with both natural and man-made snow servicing Nova and Susan’s runs. Wolf Creek will close for the week, but will reopen next weekend for skiing and snowboarding! –

Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado

Lifts Open: 3
Base Depth: 18″

Note: Welcome Back!! Copper Mountain is OPEN for the 2014 – 2015 Winter Season!!! Come make some top-to-bottom turns on a beautiful sunny day! Bring your sunscreen and stay safe out there! Storm expected tonight, and through the week with cold temperatures and a good chance of snow into the weekend. –

Keystone, Colorado

Lifts Open: 2
Base Depth: not published

Note: Spring Dipper, River Run and Endeavor will be open with early season, man-made conditions.

We suggest guests enjoy the 1589 vertical feet of terrain on Spring Dipper, utilizing River Run for base area access only at the end of the day.
River Run will not have full coverage across the width of the trail.

Uphill access will be provided by the River Run Gondola and Montezuma lifts.

Beginners can enjoy the Endeavor trail with access via the Ranger lift. We suggest beginner skiers/riders download the gondola, as no top-to-bottom green terrain will be available.

Due to challenging early season snowmaking conditions, we will not have any terrain park features available this weekend. The A51 crew is dedicated to providing the best product possible and continues to work diligently to open with a top-notch early season park. –

Boreal Mountain Resort, California

Lifts Open: 1
Base Depth: 14″

Note: W’re open daily with no end date in sight. Daily operations are from 12:00pm – 8:00pm. We have one run with eight terrain park features accessable by the Castle Peak Quad chairlift. Early season conditions exist and no easier terrain is available at this time. –

Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Note: Yesterday was a great day to try out your ski legs! Everyone enjoyed the skiing. Bretton Woods wishes to thank all the skiers and riders for their generous donations towards the local food bank. The slopes will be closed from Monday, November 10, through Wednesday, November 12. If all goes according to plan, we will reopen on Thursday, November 13. Stay tuned to this report for all the latest mountain information. –


Cataloochee Ski Area, North Carolina

Lifts Open: 2
Base Depth: 16″

Note: Today we will be open on 3 slopes from midstation down with 2 aerial lifts operating on a base of 12-16″ and a machine groomed surface. We offer one session of skiing, day skiing only from 8:30am-4:30pm and pricing will be a special $35 lift ticket rate for adults and $30 lift ticket rate of juniors, for either day or ½ day skiing. This ticket pricing will be in effect from now until Friday, November 14. Click here for a complete snow report and see you out there!

Early Season Operating Hours: Prior to December 16, 2014, we will day ski only Monday through Friday, 9am until 4:30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am until 4:30pm, except for November 26 when we will ski from 9am until 10pm, November 27, Thanksgiving Day when we will ski from 8:30am-4:30pm, November 28-29 when we will open from 8:30am-10pm and open 8:30am-4:30pm on November 30, 2014. –

Killington Resort, Vermont

Lifts Open: 2
Base Depth: 16″

Note: Big thanks to everyone (including Mother Nature) who helped make this an opening week to remember. But let’s not get too choked up about the past, the longest season in the East is stretching out before us.

Week number 2 begins with the snowmakers taking a short break as the weather briefly warms, but it’s a much deserved chance to regroup for their next objective: The full frontal assault of Snowdon Mountain. No such luck for the groomers though, as they will be out laying down fresh grooves on all open trails for Monday, including the fine early season park on Reason. The K-1 Express Gondola and the North Ridge Triple will spin from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with downloading available until 4:00 p.m. Please note that open terrain is for advanced skiers and riders only. No easier terrain is available at this time.

We are currently using the Peak Walkway to get from the open terrain in the North Ridge area back to the K-1 Gondola for downloading. Check out all the early season details before heading out. –

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Sunday River, Maine

Lifts Open: 1
Base Depth: 12″

Note: We love the smell of new terrain in the morning! After the Locke Mountain Triple stopped spinning yesterday, groomers got out there and began working their magic. Cats are still on the hill right now, finishing up partial grooms on T2, Jim’s Whim, Upper, Lower, and regular ol’ Sunday Punch. Those five trails will open at 9:00AM this morning. On top of that, we’ve got an entire park up there – five rails. We’re expecting cooler temps later this week, along with the potential for some snow, so we’ll be taking full advantage of that and opening more terrain as soon as possible.

While we are officially open T2B, you still have the option of downloading from the Locke Mountain Triple’s midstation. Make sure to check back here for the latest updates and remember that all of our open terrain is partially groomed and recommended for advanced skiers and riders only. –


Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine

Lifts Open: 1
Base Depth: 12″

Note: We’re going to go ahead and say it – Opening Day of our 2014-15 season was a huge success. Thanks to a sunny morning, calm winds, comfortable temperatures, and a huge crowd of smiling Sugarloafers, today will go down as a day to remember. Our snowmakers and groomers did a tremendous job getting the upper part of the mountain ready for us, and the snow on Kings Landing turned out to be quite a treat after being off of skis for several months. People enjoyed both the riding and the company of others, and we’re already looking forward to a whole season of the good vibes experienced today.

As a reminder, we will be closed Monday through Friday this week to allow snowmaking and grooming to build up existing surfaces and expand operations to trails like Candyside, Hayburner, and the Stomping Grounds. Forecasts are calling for milder temperatures over the next few days before dropping like a stone towards the middle of the week. Snowmaking is scheduled to resume by Thursday and conditions permitting we plan to open again on Saturday, November 15th and Sunday, November 16th. –


*Please let us know if we missed a open ski area so that we can add it to the list.

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