2016/17 Opening Dates for Ski Resorts in the Pacific Northwest:

Dylan Cautela |
Mt. Bachelor, OR
Mt. Bachelor, OR

In the land of towering volcanic peaks and abundant pacific storms, the snow totals have a tendency to pile up quick and early. That, along with ease of access from major cities, is just a couple things which make the Pacific Northwest such a great place to adventure. With the an eminent storm cycle from the infamous atmospheric river that flows in off the Pacific Ocean, the Northwest is already lining up a great kickoff to the season. (For more information about the storm cycle please see NOAA: West Coast…)

Hopefully I'll put down a few corks and inverted tricks into deep pow like this come winter
Throwing down hard at Mount Hood Meadows. Source; Liftopia.com (Mount Hood Meadows)

2016/17 Opening Dates for PNW Ski Resorts


  • Mt. Hood Meadows- November 19th
  • Timberline Lodge- November 19th
  • Mt. Bachelor- November 25th
  • Anthony Lakes- December 3rd
  • Mount Ashland- December 11th
  • Mt. Hood Ski Bowl- December 14th
  • Cooper Spur- December 16th
  • Willamette Pass- December 16th
  • Hoodoo- December 16th
  • Spout Springs- January 1st
Looks great in those trees
Steven’s Pass delivering the goods. Source; xtremespots.com (Steven’s Pass Ski Resort)


  • Crystal Mountain- November 19th
  • Mt. Baker- November 17th
  • Bluewood- December 17th
  • Summit at Snoqualmie- December 9th
  • Alpental- December 10th
  • Mt. Spokane- December 9th
  • White Pass- November 26th
  • Stevens Pass- December 2nd
  • 49 Degrees North- December 4th
  • Mission Ridge- November 25th
What a beautiful glacial setting.
Arcing a turn and enjoying the backdrops at Crystal Mountain. Source; Expedia.com (Crystal Mountain Ski Area)

Many of the higher mountain peaks have already received an ample amount of snow this season and we hope that the cold fronts will soon push far enough south to start bringing those snow lines down to begin covering most of the resorts.

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