2016 Opening Dates

2016 Opening Dates


In the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler Blackcomb got right into the thick of it with 36cms of fresh snow for their die hard opening day riders. Nothing wrong with starting the season with a powder day, right? We’ll check in with everyone’s quads in about 36 hours! Another powder day will be on deck for West coast powder hounds Thursday, November 24 as Blackcomb Mountain opens for the season with the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola connecting them all.

Credit Mitch Winton, Coast Mountain Photography for Whistler Blackcomb

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Credit Lake Louise Ski Resort 

Lake Louise, AB opened on November 18 with fresh lines galore while two other Western Canadian mountains held their opening day on November 23. With more resorts hot on their heels, the ski season is off to a snowy start!

Credit Marmot Basin, #mymarmot

Over at Marmot Basin, AB skiers and riders enjoyed smooth groomers on The Eagle Express Quad Chair where they got to work out all the kinks and get back into the groove.

Resorts slated to open this weekend include:

  • Powder King, BC
    Opening date: November 26, 2016 -Not confirmed, but fingers crossed!


Mount Baldy, BC
Opening date: December 1, 2016

Silver Star, BC 
Opening date: November 30, 2016

Fernie, BC
Opening date: December 2, 2016

Nakiska, AB
Opening date: December 2, 2016

Big White, BC
Opening date: December 3, 2016

Revelstoke Mountain Resort, BC
Opening date: December 3, 2016

Shames Mountain, BC
Opening date: December 3, 2016

Kicking Horse, BC
Opening date: December 9, 2016

Mt. Washington, BC
Opening date: December 9, 2016

Panorama, BC
Opening date: December 9, 2016

Whitewater, BC
Opening date: December 9, 2016

Red Mountain Resort, BC 
Opening date: December 10, 2016

Troll, BC
Opening date: December 10, 2016

Kimberley, BC 
Opening date: December 10, 2016

Kinosoo Ridge, AB
Opening date: December 10, 2016

Castle Mountain, AB 
Opening date: December 16, 2016

Hidden Valley, AB
Opening date: December 17, 2016

Manning Park, BC
Opening date: December 22, 2016  

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