Early snow fall in October is making some fall days feel more like winter, could it already be time to bust out those winter jackets? The Farmer’s Almanac for this year is calling for a “polar coaster” that will take us on a ride through warm and chilly days. Not to worry, above average snow is definitely in the forecast. We also know how accurate weather forecasters can be. With the race that was happening between Keystone and Arapahoe Basin to open first for this upcoming ski season, it is sooner than expected. Arapahoe basin won the race and has officially opened as of October 11th. Arapahoe Basin will be the first North American resort to open for the upcoming winter season! Check out the most recent updated list for opening dates.

Colorado

RESORT OPEN
ARAPAHOE BASIN October 11
ASPEN HIGHLANDS December 7
ASPEN MOUNTAIN November 28
BEAVER CREEK November 27
BUTTERMILK December 7
SKI COOPER December 7
COPPER MOUNTAIN November 8
ECHO MOUNTAIN November 29
ELDORA November 15
GRANBY RANCH December 13
HESPERUS December 21
KENDALL MOUNTAIN December 14
KEYSTONE October 12
LOVELAND October 20
MONARCH November 22
POWDERHORN December 13
PURGATORY November 23
SILVERTON December 26
SNOWMASS November 28
STEAMBOAT November 23
SUNLIGHT December 13
VAIL MOUNTAIN November 15
TELLURIDE November 28
WINTER PARK November 13
WOLF CREEK November 1

Now we can’t forget about Utah and New Mexico. With Utah claiming they have the “greatest snow on Earth” on their license plates, it’s the place skiers and riders dream of. New Mexico is becoming a new winter hot spot with its vast options of terrain to ski and ride on. Either way, you don’t want to miss these opening dates.

UTAH

RESORT OPEN
ALTA SKI AREA November 23
BEAVER MOUNTAIN TBD
BRIAN HEAD RESORT November 15
BRIGHTON RESORT TBD
CHERRY PEAK RESORT TBD
DEER VALLEY December 7
EAGLE POINT RESORT December 20
NORDIC VALLEY TBD
PARK CITY MOUNTAIN November 22
POWDER MOUNTAIN TBD
SNOWBASIN RESORT November 27
SNOWBIRD November 23
SOLITUDE MOUNTAIN November 23
SUNDACE MOUNTAIN November 23

New Mexico

RESORT OPEN
RED RIVER November 21
TAOS SKI VALLEY November 22
ENCHANTED FOREST SKI November 23
SKI SANTA FE November 28
SKI APACHE December 14
ANGEL FIRE RESORT December 14
SIPAPU SKI RESORT December 29
PAJARITO MOUNTAIN SKI AREA December 29
SANDIA PEAK January 5

It’s time to get your skis and boards ready for another great season. Don’t forget to stop in at one of our Christy Sports locations for your rental needs! We have something for the whole family. Christy Sports locations are conveniently situated in/around many of these resorts. We’ll see you out there!