We made it! After a long summer and a variable fall, where some resorts received record-breaking snowfall and some leaned on advanced snowmaking technologies to lay winter’s foundation, we can finally say: ski season has started! Read on to learn about which ski resorts are open, are about to open, or have record-setting early-season snow.

Killington opens on Tuesday, Oct. 25 for its season pass holders and Wednesday, Oct. 26 for the public.

In Colorado, A-Basin opened last Friday, and Keystone is close behind with opening day set for Nov. 4. While Colorado hasn’t been blessed with tons of early-season snow so far, Keystone’s Mountain Operations team has been blowing snow for several days opening. Their opening-day plan deviates from past years’, and they’re prepping new trails for early-season skiers and riders. Schoolmarm and Silver Spoon trails will debut first. The A51 terrain park is next and should open a week or two following opening day, but there will be some park features installed on trails for opening day.

Jackson Hole is experiencing its snowiest October in 16 years with 49 inches of snowfall tallied this month. Some skiers and riders (including snowboarding legend Bryan Iguchi) have already snagged their first powder turns at the top of the Tram.

October 6th in #jacksonhole with #snowboard legends @bryaniguchi and @camfitzpatrick. #JHdreaming

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Whistler is currently a winter wonderland, and it’s about to start snowing again today! The alpine forecast is calling for another foot or more by Friday morning. Powder Highway and Banff resorts are also being hit by these storms, and Lake Louise is primed for their opening day on Nov. 10. Sunshine Village opens one day later on Nov. 11!


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