Thanks to recent storms, cold temperatures and the hard work of mountain operations and snow crews in North American destinations, Ikon Pass holders can enjoy early openings at 13 destinations in California, Colorado, in Utah, Washington, Idaho and Canada, giving skiers and cyclists bonus days on the slopes.
WINTER PARK STATION – OPEN
Winter Park Resort opened its first Halloween opening on Monday, October 31. The lifts now run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and start at 8:30 a.m. on weekends.
ARAPAHOE BASIN – OPEN
Colorado’s longest ski and hiking season officially began Oct. 23 at A-Basin. The Legend is fully open for the season, operating seven days a week.
Eldora opened today, November 11, kicking off its 60th anniversary season a full week ahead of schedule. One run is open, the blue run up and down from Hornblower to International, served by the six-person Alpenglow chair, and a small terrain park is open in the base area.
ASPEN SNOW MASS – OPENS 19/11
Recent snowfall dumped more than three feet of snow, allowing Aspen Mountain and Snowmass to open earlier than expected Nov. 19, originally scheduled for Thanksgiving.
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN – OPEN
After opening early Nov. 5, Mammoth has received up to 70 inches of fresh powder over the past 72 hours, allowing for top-to-bottom skiing and riding via 11 lifts and two gondolas. With incredible early season conditions, Ikon Pass holders will have even more lifts and terrain available for the weekend.
BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT – OPENS 11/12
Opening day at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit is tomorrow, Saturday, November 12, with lifts running from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both mountains will be open to Ikon Pass holders and guests, with Snow Summit set to be open daily and Bear Mountain open Friday through Sunday until further notice. Get ready to experience the park’s features at Bear Mountain on opening weekend and early next week at Snow Summit.
TAHOE PALISADES – OPENS 18/11
Palisades Tahoe will kick off the winter season Nov. 18, after receiving more than three feet of snow, including 39 inches in the past 72 hours. Watch for the new Palisades Tahoe Base to Base Gondola opening in December, which will connect the two base areas of Palisades Tahoe and Alpine Meadows.
SOLITUDE MOUNTAIN RESORT – OPEN
Solitude Mountain Resort opened its first opening since 2013 after receiving 79 inches of snow, allowing the lifts to begin turning for Ikon Pass holders Nov. 10 and for all skiers and riders Nov. 11. Military and veterans also ski for free on Veterans Day, November 11. Solitude has now received 92″ by Nov. 11.
Brighton opened today, November 11, with three running lifts and free skiing and riding for all active military and veterans. The mountain has received 60″ of snowfall since Oct. 22, including 31″ in the past 72 hours.
SNOWBIRD- OPENS 18/11
The mountain received over 32 inches of snow, building a base of 67 inches and extending Snowbird’s opening day by two weeks to Nov. 18.
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN – OPENS 18/11
Crystal Mountain will kick off its 60th anniversary season on Nov. 18 and will be the first Pacific Northwest destination to open (after being the last to close last winter season). Cold temperatures allowed snow crews to work their magic so that Discovery Chair, Quicksilver and Chinook Express could run at 9am on Friday 11/18 and 8:30am on Saturday 11/19 and Sunday 11/20.
SCHWEITZER- OPENS 19/11
With three feet of snow dumping on the mountains, Schweitzer is giving skiers and snowboarders a bonus weekend by opening Nov. 19-20. The last time the mountain opened before its scheduled opening date was during the 2017/18 season.
SKIBIG3 – OPEN
The 22/23 winter season is underway at Banff Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Mt Norquay. The lifts began spinning at Banff Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Ski Resort on Nov. 3 and 4, respectively. Mount Norquay opened yesterday, November 10, with excellent snow cover thanks to intense early season snowfall over the past three weeks.
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About the Ikon Pass
The Ikon Pass welcomes skiers and snowboarders to a community of inspiring mountain destinations and the people who live and play among them across the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Brought to you by Alterra Mountain Company, the Ikon Pass unlocks adventure at iconic and unique destinations including Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park, Copper Mountain Resort, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora Mountain Resort in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming; Big Sky Resort in Montana; Stratton, Sugarbush Resort and Killington in Vermont; Windham Mountain in New York; Snowshoeing in West Virginia; The Highlands and Boyne Mountain in Michigan; Crystal Mountain and The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington; Mt. Bachelor in Oregon; Sun Valley and Schweitzer in Idaho; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; SkiBig3 in Alberta, Canada; Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Panorama Mountain Resort and Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia, Canada; Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine; Loon Mountain in New Hampshire; Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico; Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird and Snowbasin in Utah; Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley in France, Dolomiti Superski in Italy, Grandvalira Resorts Andorra in Andorra, Kitzbühel in Austria, Zermatt in Switzerland; Thredbo and Mt Buller in Australia; Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt in New Zealand; Niseko United and Lotte Aria Resort in Japan, and Valle Nevado in Chile. Special offers are available at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, the largest helicopter-accessible heli-skiing and hiking operation in the world. For more information, visit www.ikonpass.com.
About Alterra Mountain Company
Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 15 iconic mountain destinations open year-round, the world’s largest heli-skiing operation and Ikon Pass – the premier ski and snowboard season pass offering access to over 50 iconic mountains around the world. Based in Denver, Colorado and born out of a shared love for the mountains and adventure, the company has brought together some of the world’s most ambitious brands, including: Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton Mountain and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. The portfolio also includes Alpine Aerotech, a global helicopter maintenance and support services center in British Columbia, Canada, Aspenware, the ski industry leader in technology services and e-commerce, and Ski Butlers, the world leader in ski and snowboard rental delivery. . For more information, please visit www.alterramtnco.com.