Coast to Coast Early Openings and Free Skiing

In response to the second earliest season on record, Mammoth Mountain offers free skiing this Friday for opening day. If you live on the other coast, Sunday River, the first resort in the East opened today.
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Claiming two feet of snow at 8,900 feet and an additional four feet of snow at the summit, Mammoth Mountain, California,starts spinning lifts on Friday, October 16. Broadway express will be open 8:30 to 4 and will access Broadway, Forest Trail, Mambo, St. Moritz, and Main Park, including jibs and rails. Skiing this Friday will be free, says Mammoth’s Howard Pickett. “We are so excited to start the season nearly four weeks ahead of schedule and to be able to reward our guests with a free day on the slopes,” he says.

Thirteen days ahead of the normal Halloween opener, Sunday River, Maine, also offered free skiing this afternoon. Today lifts ran until 3:30 and tomorrow will be open from 9 to 3:30 and through the weekend. Only the upper portion of Locke Mountain is open, but more runs may open this weekend if colder temperatures persist. Starting tomorrow you can purchase tickets for $25 at the Barker Base Lodge.


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The Earliest Opening Date in History

You've likely heard the snowfall reports from around the country. Wyoming, Utah, Washington, California, and Colorado have all boasted early season dustings. But if you live in Colorado, the season officially starts tomorrow with Loveland opening at 9 a.m., beating out its rival Arapahoe Basin by a mere two days.

North American Wife Carrying National Championship

Win Your Wife's Weight in Beer

Head to Sunday River, Maine, this weekend to compete in the North American Wife Carrying Championship—a battle of strength, endurance, and ridiculousness.

#6: Solitude, UT

Halloween Opening Days

Utah’s Solitude and Colorado’s Wolf Creek open October 31. As the first resort in Utah to open, Solitude offers one lift to season passholders, while Wolf Creek opens three.

Snow at Squaw

Opening Day at Squaw

Squaw Valley will crank the lifts on November 21, with opening ceremonies that include skier and BASE jumper, J.T Holmes, leaping from the Cable Car and a champagne toast with Johnny Moseley.


Gamble, Then Ski

Planning to spend the weekend gambling in Vegas or Reno? Pack your skis and visit the poker table after a few laps at Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort or Boreal. Both will be open this weekend.

The Matterhorn Ski Bar

Looking for an authentic ski experience? Look no further than The Matterhorn Ski Bar in Sunday River. Oh, and the food's pretty good too.

Sun Peaks

The Year of the Bum

As if one Canadian ski bum contest wasn’t enough, Sun Peaks ski resort in British Columbia announces the second ski-bumming contest for this winter.