Cover Image: From Steamboat from 2015 | Above Image From Mt Baker

Ski season is just around the corner with the first ski areas firing up their lifts in just a few weeks. Here is a look at opening dates from coast to coast. 

Ski Areas Opening Dates

(*Opening dates subject to conditions)


Arapahoe Basin: Mid-October

Loveland: Mid-October

Wolf Creek: November 2nd

Breckenridge: November 9th

Vail: November 16th 

Copper: November 16th

Beaver Creek: November 21st

Steamboat: November 21st

Crested Butte: November 22nd

Aspen Highlands: November 22nd

Telluride: November 22nd


Mt Rose: October 31st

Boreal: Early-November

Mammoth: November 8, 2018

Squaw/Alpine: November 16th

Heavenly: November 16th

Northstar: November 16th


Mount Baker: Early-November

Crystal Mountain: November 16th

Stevens Pass: November 16th


Mount Hood Meadows: November 17th

Mt Bachelor: November 22nd

Northern Rockies (ID,WY,MT):

Grand Targhee: November 16th

Big Sky: November 22nd

Sun Valley: November 22nd

Jackson Hole: November 27th


Brighton: November 21st

Park City: November 21st

Snowbasin: November 21st

Alta: November 23rd

Snowbird: November 23rd

Brian Head: November 23rd

New Mexico:

Taos: November 22nd

Ski Santa Fe: November 22nd


Killington: Late-October

Mount Snow: November 10th

Stowe: November 16th

Okemo: November 19th


Sunday River: November 7th

Sugarloaf: November 20th


Sunshine Village: November 9th

Lake Louise: November 9th

British Columbia:

Whistler Blackcomb: November 22nd

Revelstoke: December 1st

Kicking Horse: December 7th


Mont Tremblant: November 22nd