Head for the Slopes: 2008-2009 Opening Days

Start to plan your 2008-2009 ski trips. Here are the season’s opening dates for premier ski resorts in the United States and Canada.


You’ve relived your best ski days from last season, gotten shiny new gear and toned up in anticipation of the 2008-2009 ski season. Now, all you have to do is find out when your favorite mountain is welcoming skiers. Check our list of opening days for premiere ski resorts in the United States and Canada, and pack up for the slopes!

U.S. Ski Resorts


Heavenly, South Lake Tahoe: Nov. 21 
Kirkwood Ski Resort, Kirkwood: Dec. 3
Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes: Nov. 3
Northstar-at-Tahoe, Truckee: Nov. 22 
Squaw Valley USA, Olympic Valley: Nov. 22 


Beaver Creek Resort, Vail Valley: Nov. 26 
Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge: Nov. 7
Copper Mountain Ski Resort, Summit County: Nov. 7
Keystone Ski Resort, Summit County: Nov. 7
Snowmass Aspen Resort, Aspen: Nov. 27
Steamboat Ski Resort, Steamboat Springs: Nov 16
Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride: Nov. 27
Vail Resort, Vail: Nov. 21
Winter Park Resort, Winter Park: Nov. 19


Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley: Dec. 14


Saddleback Resort, Rangeley: Dec. 13
Sugarloaf USA Resort, Sugarloaf: Nov. 21
Sunday River Resort, Newry: Nov. 20


Big Mountain Whitefish Resort, Whitefish: Dec. 6
Big Sky Resort, Big Sky: Nov. 27
Red Lodge Mountain Resort, Red Lodge: Nov. 28

New Hampshire

Attitash Bear Peak Resort, Bartlett: Nov. 22  
Loon Mountain Resort, Loon Mountain: Nov. 22
Mount Cranmore Resort, North Conway: Dec. 6
Waterville Valley Resort, Waterville Valley: Nov. 22

New Mexico

Angel Fire Resort, Angel Fire: Dec. 20
Taos Ski Valley Resort, Taos: Nov. 27

New York

Whiteface Mountain Resort, Lake Placid: Nov. 23


Alta Ski Area Resort, Alta: Nov. 21
Deer Valley Resort, Park City: Dec. 6 
Park City Mountain Resort, Park City: Nov. 22
Snowbird, Snowbird: Oct. 22
The Canyons Resort, Park City: Nov. 27


Bromley Mountain Resort, Peru: Nov. 28
Killington Resort, Killington: Nov. 14
Mount Snow Resort, West Dover: TBD, based on weather and snow level
Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow: Nov. 22
Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe: Nov. 22  
Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton: Nov. 26
Sugarbush Mountain Resort, Warren: Nov. 22


Grand Targhee Ski Resort, Alta: Nov. 22  
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Jackson Hole: Nov. 29

Canada Ski Resorts


Lake Louise Resort, Banff: Nov. 8  

British Columbia

Whistler-Blackcomb Resort, Whistler: Nov. 27


Mont Blanc Resort, St-Faustin-Lac-Carré: Dec. 6
Mont Sainte Anne Resort, Beaupré: Nov. 22
Mont Tremblant Resort, Mont Tremblant: Nov. 21

Themes: Mountain Vacations, Outdoor Adventures

Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding

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