a view of a chairlift in the early morning at Eldora Mountain in Colorado in Octobe
(Photo/Cullen McHale)

16 Ski Resorts Opening This Week: Where to Ski in the West and East

The 2021-2022 winter season is just getting started. Here’s where to get your snow fix with the latest resorts opening this week.

If you love to ski or snowboard, at some point in your lifetime it’s worth checking out the excitement of a resort’s opening day. And if you are a lucky holder of one of the many multi-resort passes out there, that means you’ve got lots of options on where.

And this week, it’s not just one or two resorts opening — it’s 16. Here are the latest ski resorts across the West, Rocky Mountains, and East that are opening for the season:

West Coast & Rocky Mountains Resort Opening Dates

Nov. 17: Winter Park (CO)

Nov. 19: Heavenly (CA), Northstar (CA), Park City (UT), Eldora Mountain (CO)

Nov. 20: Brighton (UT), Alta Ski Resort (UT)

Nov. 22: Copper Mountain (CO)

Nov. 24: Beaver Creek (CO), Crested Butte (CO)

Mikaela Shiffrin skiing at Copper Mountain
(Photo/Copper Mountain, Isabella Wright)

Midwest & East Coast Resort Opening Dates

Nov. 19: Afton Alps (MN), Hunter (NY), Mt. Snow (VT), Stowe (VT), Wildcat (NH)

Nov. 20: Okemo (VT)

These resorts join big-name resorts like Keystone Resort, Mammoth Mountain, and Killington Resort that are already open for skiing and riding this season.

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Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.