California Ski Area Opening Dates For The 2018/2019 Season

Mike Lavery | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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This will be you soon enough. Photo: SnowBrains

It’s getting cold outside, snow is falling, and ski season is right around the corner! Time to grab a last minute deal on a pass, hit the ski swap, and make your winter plans. Another El Nino is in the works, which could mean big snow for California, fingers crossed.

Projected Opening DatesĀ 

Mount Rose: 10/28

Mammoth: 11/8

Mammoth Mountain, CA. Photo: Mammoth Mountain

Squaw/Alpine: 11/16

Northstar: 11/16

Heavenly: 11/16

Kirkwood, CA. Photo: Kirkwood.

Kirkwood: 11/21

Sugar Bowl: 11/30

Sierra-at-Tahoe: 12/1

Sugar Bowl. Photo: Sugar Bowl

Diamond Peak: 12/13

June: 12/21

Big Bear: TBD

Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, and Big Bear are all resorts included on the Ikon Pass.

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4 thoughts on “California Ski Area Opening Dates For The 2018/2019 Season

  1. Your opening date for Northstar is incorrect. Hopefully it does not turn out to be prophetic as they had a hard time opening last November due to temps being too warm to make snow.

    Northstar’s web page calendar at says “Opening Day Northstar California Resort will open for the 2018-19 winter season on November 16, 2018, weather permitting.”

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