Ski season is officially on and with the Epic Pass announcing its reservation system for the 2020-2021 ski season, we thought it high time to start the countdown towards opening day. Last year, Arapahoe Basin pulled a fast one over Keystone Resort to be the first ski resort to open in North America and we’re expecting a similar showdown.

Related: NOAA Long Range Winter Forecast For 2020-2021

Although it will undoubtedly look different, we think the following statement by Aspen Ski Co. president, Mike Kaplan puts everything in perspective.

“I’m looking forward to refocusing on the core of what this sport is all about, what this place enables: a chance to connect deeply—with nature, with our physical selves and movements, and even with our sense of purpose and our roles in society. No doubt, next ski season will be more of an old school experience, but that could also translate to less noise, fewer distractions and, hopefully, more meaning.” – Mike Kaplan, Aspen Ski Co. President

Epic Pass – Projected Opening Days [North America]


Keystone – 11/6/20

Breckenridge – 11/13/20

Vail – 11/20/20

Crested Butte – 11/25/20

Beaver Creek – 11/26/20


Park City – 11/20/20


Heavenly – 11/20/20

Northstar – 11/20/20

Kirkwood – 12/4/20


Wildcat – 11/13/20

Mount Snow – 11/14/20

Stowe – 11/20/20

Hunter Mountain – 11/20

Okemo – 11/21/20

Mount Sunapee – 11/25/20

Attitash – 12/4/20

Crotched Mountain – 12/5/20


Whistler Blackcomb – 11/26/20

Opening Days at Epic Pass resorts 2020
Coming soon to a ski resort near you | Photo Credit (+Cover): Keystone Resort


Big Boulder – 12/4/20

Roundtop Mountain – 12/11/20

Jack Frost – 12/11/20

Liberty Mountain – 12/18/20

Whitetail – 12/18/20


Afton Alps 12/4/20

Mt Brighton 12/5/20

Wilmot Mountain 12/5/20

Alpine Valley – 12/19/20

Boston Mills – 12/19/20

Brandywine – 12/19/20

Mad River Mountain – 12/19/20

Hidden Valley – 12/19/20

Snow Creek – 12/19/20

Paoli Peaks – 12/19/20

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