There Are 50+ Resorts Open in North America This Thanksgiving Week

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Opening Day 2021/22 at Arapahoe Basin, CO. Credit: A-Basin Twitter

Although several resorts postponed last week’s opening due to warm temperatures and lack of snow, there were still a great many who did open. Still none in Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and just Mammoth Mountain in California.

However, this week should see all that change as many resorts go all out to be open in time for Thanksgiving.

This is it––winter 21/22 is officially underway. Let it snow!


Arapahoe Basin

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Opening Day 2021/22 at Arapahoe Basin, CO. Credit: A-Basin Twitter

Keystone Resort

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Keystone Resort, CO, opening day 21/22. Credit: Resort Twitter

Loveland Ski Area

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All rise for the Mayor of Georgetown. Credit: Loveland Ski Area

Vail Resort

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Vail Resort, CO, opened last Friday. Credit: Vail Resort


Stoked for opening day at Breck. PC: Breckenridge Ski Resort


Purgatory, CO. Credit: Facebook

Winter Park

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Winter Park Resort invested about $4 million in new pipes, snow guns, and compressors. Credit: Carl Frey / Winter Park Resort

Wolf Creek (closed Mon & Tuesday, but will reopen Wed thru the holiday weekend)

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Wolf Creek, CO, opening conditions. Credit: Wolf Creek Facebook

Eldora Ski Resort

Eldora opened on Friday 11/19. Credit: Resort

Copper Mountain – opens 11/22

Beaver Creek – opens 11/24

Crested Butte – opens 11/24

Aspen Mountain – opens 11/25

Snowmass – opens 11/25

Silverton – opens 11/25

Steamboat Resort – opens 11/27

Idaho, Montana, Wyoming

Bogus Basin, ID – opens 11/24

Sun Valley, ID – opens 11/25

Schweitzer, ID – opens 11/26

Silver Mountain Resort, ID – opens 11/26

Tamarack Resort, ID – opens 11/26

Big Sky Resort, MT – opens 11/25

Discovery Ski Area, MT – opens 11/25

Great Divide Ski Area, MT – opens 11/26

Red Lodge, MT – opens 11/26

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, WY – opens 11/25


Mammoth Mountain

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Looking good to go! Credit to Mammoth Mountain ski area / Christian Pondella.


Solitude Mountain Resort – opens 11/23

Brighton Resort – opens 11/23

Alta Ski Area – opens 11/24

Snowbasin – opens 11/24

Woodward Park City – opens 11/26


Mount Hood Meadows, OR – opens this week

New Mexico

Sipapu, NM

Getting ready for opening day on Friday, November, 19th, 2021. Credit: Sipapu

Red River Resort, NM – opens 11/24

East and The Rest

Killington, VT

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Winter at The Beast is here! Credit: Killington

Sunday River, ME 

Sunday River, ME. Credit: Facebook

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, NC

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, NC. Credit: Facebook

Sugar Loaf, ME – opens 11/22

Stratton, VT – opens 11/24

Granite Peak, WI – opens 11/24

Snowshoe, WV – opens 11/24

Bromley Mountain, VT – opens 11/26

Little Switzerland, WI – opens 11/26


Banff Norquay, AB

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Looking good at Mount Norquay Banff, AB. Credit: Facebook

Lake Louise Ski Resort, AB

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Lake Louise Ski Resort. Image: Lake Louise Facebook

Banff Sunshine Village, AB


Happy Opening Day of the 2021-2022 season Sunshiners, and welcome back to the slopes!

Posted by Banff Sunshine Village on Thursday, 11 November 2021

Snow Valley Ski Club, AB

Snow Valley Ski Club, AB. Credit: Facebook

Marmot Basin, AB

Marmot Basin, AB. Credit: Facebook

Nakiska, AB

The Nakiska Ski Area sits just 45 minutes from the city limits of Calgary, AB. Photo: Nakiska Ski Area on Facebook

Whistler Blackcomb, BC – opens 11/25

Tremblant, QC – opens 11/25

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