Resort Openings

It's officially winter. Find out what ski areas are open for business.
For the story on opening day, click here.

For the story on opening day, click here.

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California: Boreal and Mammoth are the first to open in the Golden State. Find out about Boreal here and read about Mammoth's opening day.Heavenly opens November 20, followed by Northstar-at-Tahoe and Squaw Valley on November 21. Squaw Valley opens November 21 with a BASE jump from the tram. Alpine Meadows has just set an opening date for December 5. 

Nevada: Vegas, baby! Get your gamble on, then go shred the one open run at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort (which I bet you didn't know existed till now, right?). Find out more here. Heavenly and Mount Rose are now open as well.

Utah:Solitude is open. Snowbird is opening on November 20. Check here to find out when your favorite Utah resorts will be open for the season.

Colorado: Kestone, Winter Park, Copper Mountain are now open! Check out the details of Wolf Creek's opening date. Loveland squeaked out a win over neighboring Arapahoe Basin this year. Both resorts are officially open—the first two in Colorado. Check out photos and a story from opening day at Loveland here. Breckenridge offers free pancakes for opening day on November 12. Durango Mountain Resort Opens November 27.

Washington:Crystal Mountain opens Thursday, November 12. Mount Baker opens Thursday, November 12 with a 67-inch base and eight operating lifts. And Stevens Pass is opening soon as well.

Oregon:Mt.Hood Meadows now open.

New Mexico: Taos opened on November 26.

British Columbia.Whistler and Sun Peaks open Saturday, November 14.

Vermont: Okemo is opening November 21.

New Hampshire: Bretton Woods is the first to open in New Hampshire.

Maine: Sunday River became the first ski area to open on the East Coast on October 14. They're open for weekends only for the time being. Read about it here.

Idaho:Lookout Pass is now open. So is Sun Valley with a brand new gondola.

Are we missing any resort openings? Let us know about it!



The Day Taos Opened to Boarders

On March 19, a.k.a. T-Day, Taos Ski Valley officially opened its slopes to snowboarding. Skiing Magazine sent one skier, dressed him as a knuckle dragger, and waited for the punches to fly.

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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.

Loveland Ski Area was the first resort to open in Colorado, and the first to stay open continuously for the season.  The snowboarders who got first chair showed up at midnight and started waiting in line before 5 a.m.Check out video from opening day.

Opening Weekend 2010-11

Ski season is officially on. Loveland and Arapahoe Basin are open full time and Sunday River is open on weekends. Check out photos and video from opening weekend.