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 with many more early openings! See the list below.
If you’re curious about which ski resorts are opening early, already open or offering a season preview like Aspen Snowmass, check out the photos below and scroll down to see the full list!
Note: The list below includes ski resorts featured on Ski.com, meaning we can actually send you on a ski vacation to experience all this great early-season snow! Additional ski resorts are open, but we might not be able to get you there.
Photos of ski resorts opening early this week
Ski resorts that are already open
- Killington: Oct. 18
- Sunday River: Oct. 19
- Mammoth Mountain: Nov. 5
- Keystone: Nov. 6. Watch the video of opening day.
- Banff ski resorts: Lake Louise and Mt. Norquay on Nov. 5 and 6. Watch the video of opening day!
- Big Sky: Nov. 7, but just for one awesome powder day. The resort officially opens on Nov. 26.
- Copper Mountain: Nov. 11
Ski resorts that have announced early opening days
- Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows: Alpine Meadows opens Nov. 12, Squaw opens Nov. 14
- Big White: Nov. 13
- Heavenly: Nov. 14
- Aspen Snowmass: Aspen Mountain opens on Nov. 14 and 15, and Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will open for the season on Nov. 21.
- Whistler Blackcomb: Whistler Mountain opens early on Nov. 19, and Blackcomb Mountain opens Nov. 26.
- Sun Peaks: The second largest ski resort in Canada opens early on Nov. 20.
- Snowbird: Thanks to all the recent snow, Snowbird is opening on Nov. 20.
- Steamboat: Celebrating the first early opening day in 13 years, Steamboat opens on Nov. 21 and 22 for a weekend preview, five days ahead of schedule.
- Kicking Horse: Thanks to massive storms, Kicking Horse has received nearly nine feet of snow this season, letting them open earlier than ever before. The resort is opening for two preview weekends: Nov. 28 and 29 and Dec. 5 and 6.
If you’re eager to hit the slopes, book your early-season ski trip today! Request a free, custom quote or speak with an expert at 800-610-8911.