Ski Resort Opening / Closing Dates for the 2011 – 2012 Season

Check out the 2012-2013 Ski Resort Opening/Closing Dates

The air has turned chill overnight here in the Rockies, and although we haven’t seen much of any snow yet, the change in seasons is certainly upon us.  “The Early Bird Gets the Worm” is especially true in the ski vacation industry, where many ski in / ski out properties are one of a kind.  If you have a particular vacation in mind, it’s best to book early so that you’re not sifting through the leftover properties.  As such, I’ve put together a list of opening and closing dates for all the resorts to help you in your vacation planning.  All fall opening dates listed here are in 2011; all spring closing dates are 2012.

Open Close
Kicking Horse Dec 9 Apr 8
Lake Louise (Banff) Nov 4 Late April
Mont Tremblant Nov 24 Apr 9
Whistler/Blackcomb Nov 24 Apr 22 (Blackcomb Mountain will be open until May 21, with glacier skiing going on into the summer.)
Aspen/Snowmass Nov 24 Apr 15
Aspen Highlands Dec 10 Apr 22
Breckenridge Nov 11 Apr 15
Beaver Creek Nov 23 Apr 8
Buttermilk Dec 10 Apr 8
Copper Mountain Nov 4 Early April
Crested Butte Nov 23 Apr 8
Keystone Nov 4 Apr 8
Steamboat Nov 23 Apr 15
Telluride Nov 24 Apr 8
Vail Nov 18 Apr 15
Winter Park Nov 16 Apr 22
Sun Valley Nov 24 Apr 15
Alta Nov 18 April 15
Deer Valley Dec 3 Apr 15
Park City Nov 19 Apr 15
Canyons Nov 25 Apr 15
Snowbird Mid Nov Late May
Jackson Hole Nov 26 Apr 8
Big Sky Dec 9 Apr 15
Moonlight Basin Dec 10 Mid April
 Southwest US
Heavenly Nov 18 Apr 15
Kirkwood TBD TBD
Mammoth Late Nov Late Apr
Northstar Mid Nov Mid April
Squaw Nov 23 Early May
Taos Nov 24 Apr 8
 New England
Gore (Lake Placid) Nov 25 Mid April
Whiteface (Lake Placid) Late Nov Early April
Killington Late Nov Mid April
Loon Late Nov Mid April
Stowe Late Nov Mid April
Sugarbush Nov 25 Apr 1
Sugarloaf Late Nov Early May
Sunday River Mid Nov Mid April
Waterville Valley Nov 19 Apr 8

I’ve missed your favorite resort, just let me know and I’ll try to add it to this list.

Book your lodging, book your air, and air it out on the slopes!  Call me at 877-972-1314 to  make it all happen! ~ Kai

Airing it out under the Wildcat Chair @ Alta – November 2010

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6 Responses to Ski Resort Opening / Closing Dates for the 2011 – 2012 Season

  1. Ramona says:

    Thanks for all the ski info! Love visiting Lake Tahoe. So much to do there and it’s always so nice no matter the season. PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn is one of our favorite Lake Tahoe Resorts. Plus, they have lots of great wine 😉

  2. Kristen says:

    This is super helpful! Thanks

  3. Linda Teeter says:

    Great info! Since we are planning an early Thanksgiving vacation this year-do you know when Brighton will open? Thanks!

  4. Kai Nilson says:

    Good Catch Linda! Brighton has listed days/hours of operation: Seven days a week from mid-November through mid-April.

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