UPDATED: 26 Ski Areas Will Be Open This Weekend In North America

UPDATED: 26 Ski Areas Will Be Open This Weekend In North America


UPDATED: 26 Ski Areas Will Be Open This Weekend In North America


Mt Norquay this past weekend | Photo: Mt Norquay | Cover: Lookout Pass

Ski season is officially underway in North America and 18 ski areas are projected to spin lifts this upcoming weekend.

Related: Lake Louise Opens Tomorrow!

With all the new snow across the west, Lake Louise, Wolf Creek, and Great Divide are crashing the 2017/2018 season a little bit early. As far as powder turns go, our bet is currently on Timberline and Lake Louise for the softest, lift-accessed snow in North America this week into the weekend.

“Storm number 3 will move into the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday evening, bringing heavy snow to the cascades once again. This storm will not feature the same pool of cold Canadian air so snow levels will be higher. The most moisture will once again line up West to East, stretching from the Cascades to the Northern Rockies. You can see the storm moving in off the PNW below.” – Powderchasers

If you’re trying to dial in your turns or hit the park– A-Basin, Loveland, and Mt Rose will all be serving up some tasty groomers on man-made snow thanks to cold temps that are perfect for snowmaking efforts.

Timberline this morning | Photo: Timberline Lodge





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WOW! What a snowy week it has been. Our snowmaking team has been blowing snow around the clock since last Sunday. Couple that with the 14 inches of natural snow since Wednesday, and plenty more in the forecast. We will be opening next Saturday November 11th. The Good Luck chairlift will run giving you access to some of your favorite runs. Don't get stuck in the rental shop on opening day. The final Pre-Season Sunday is this Sunday, November 5th, The rental shop and ticket office will be open from 10am – 5pm. Come up and get your gear, Season Pass, and Half-Price PassPorts and be ready to go straight to the lift on opening day. NO UPHILL TRAVEL – We are as anxious as you are to get out and make some turns, but due to our massive snowmaking effort we have to put a temporary ban on uphill travel for the next few weeks. There are high voltage power lines and high-pressure water hoses all over the mountain posing a significant safety hazard. We will make an announcement when we reopen uphill travel at a later date. Winter has arrived and brought with it lots of snow. This is going to be a great season for GD skiers. Get ready and we will see you on the snow next Saturday! -GD

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