More US and Canada’s First Ski Resorts Opening For 22-23 Season This Week
Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News 02-Nov-2022
J2SkiNews posted 02-Nov
After Arapahoe Basin, Keystone and Winter Park opened at the end of October, the snow has kept falling and the first resorts outside Colorado have announced they plan to open over the next few days.
Canada's ski season will start 24 hours earlier than expected – tomorrow Thursday 3rd November rather than Friday 4th – as Sunshine ski area (pictured top yesterday) has decided to open a week earlier than planned after a prolonged period of cold, snowy weather.
Lake Louise was due to open Friday as it was, and Nakiska and Norquay are expected to open for the weekend too (Nakiska will decide tomorrow).
In Utah, Brian Head ski area says it will open on Friday following several feet of snowfall on the state's ski slopes in recent weeks.
The first significant snowfall of the autumn so far is currently underway in California too, where Mammoth, pictured below yesterday, plans to open next week. Mt Rose had hoped to open this Friday and is showing snow cover on its webcams but it is unclear if it has had enough and been able to do enough snowmaking to hit that November 4th target.
Two more Colorado ski areas – Loveland and Wolf Creek are opening this weekend too meaning the number of open areas in North America is set to be back in double figures at the weekend.