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Valle Nevado is opening early 

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The Chilean ski resort of Valle Nevado recently announced they’ll be opening one month early due to “abundant pre-season snow.” Over the past two weeks, the Andes received several bountiful snow storms. The resort’s lifts, restaurants, rentals and retail shops will open the resort to skiers and riders this Saturday, May 27, and the formal […]

Ski resorts announce early opening days 

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With back-to-back storms streaming across North America, we’ve seen a flurry of early-opening announcements. The latest U.S. ski resort to announce an early opening day is our backyard ski area, Aspen Mountain, which will open for two days of early skiing and riding on Nov. 14 and 15. This post was updated on Nov. 19 […]

Whistler Blackcomb announces early opening 

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Coming on the heels of Aspen Snowmass’s announcement, Whistler Blackcomb also announced today that they’ll open five days early on Nov. 22! After seeing lots of photos and videos of early-season snow that look less like November and more like February, we had a hunch the Whistler folks were pondering an earlier rope drop.  The early-opening […]

Aspen Snowmass announces early opening 

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Last week’s monster storm dropped more than 21 inches on Aspen Mountain, and cold temps kept snow guns blazing throughout the weekend. All this early snow means one thing: an early opening for Aspen Mountain! On Saturday, Nov. 22, the Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express will start shuttling skiers and snowboarders up Aspen Mountain […]