Opening Dates for California Ski Resorts

Spencer Cox | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Squaw Valley, opening
A beautiful sight- the Fingers on KT-22. Photo credit: Squaw/Alpine

Ski season is much closer than we think… or at least that’s what I keep telling myself in an effort to contain the pre-season stoke as I binge watch old ski films. But seriously, we are only two months out from the opening of numerous California ski resorts; now we just need some snow.

Despite all the uncertainty surrounding the 2020/21 season, most ski resorts have implemented Covid-19 policies and have now released their intended opening dates. To save you the time and effort of researching opening dates for each resort, here is a list of those dates for the majority of ski resorts across the state of California:

Alpine Meadows: 11/25

Bear Valley: 12/6

Big Bear Mountain Resort: TBD

Boreal: 11/09

China Peak Mountain: 11/28

Dodge Ridge: TBD

Donner Ski Ranch: 12/10*

Heavenly: 11/20

Homewood: 12/11*

June Mountain: 12/19

Kirkwood: 12/4

Mammoth Mountain: 11/14

Mountain High: 11/25*

Mt. Baldy: TBD

Mt. Shasta Ski Park: 12/15*

Northstar: 11/20

Sierra at Tahoe: 11/26*

Snow Valley: 12/15*

Soda Springs: 11/27*

Squaw Valley: 11/25

Sugarbowl: 11/28

Tahoe Donner: 12/13

All dates marked with an * are estimated opening dates based on historical averages of previous opening dates.

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