Red Mountain in Rossland, B.C. on opening day 2012.
We can all feel it as the mornings and nights become chillier, and the mountaintops become dusted with white - winter is coming. The summer was great, but winter - I missed you.
Ullr, son of Odin, on his skis with his bow. Artwork from Ólafs Brynjólfsson's script.
It won't be long now until all of us snow seekers are out feeling the cold air bite our cheeks, and our blood pumping hot as we plow through the pow.
Now you can start visualizing where you're going to strap your snow legs back on, as the ski resorts in the west announce their opening dates! A lot of resorts have tentative opening dates, as it's always down to Mother Nature when the snowflakes fall. So, dig out your snow gear, and start praying to Ullr for a bountiful 2013/14 season!
Check your favourite resorts' websites; there may be a pass sale on!
Astro Hal on Marmot Basin last season.
COP – OPEN
Norquay – OPEN
Sunshine Village – OPEN
Lake Louise – OPEN
Castle Mountain – Dec. 5
Kinosoo Ridge – Dec. 7
Snow Valley Ski Club – OPEN
Marmot Basin – OPEN
Nakiska – OPEN
A skier and snowboarder taking the sights at Kicking Horse resort.
Big White – OPEN
Fairmont – Dec. 20
Fernie – OPEN
Hudson Bay – OPEN
Kicking Horse – Dec. 13
Kimberley – Dec. 14
Mt. Washington – Dec. 6
Panorama – Dec. 6
Powder King – OPEN
Revelstoke Mountain Resort – OPEN
Red Mountain Resort – Dec. 14
Silver Star – OPEN
Sun Peaks – OPEN
Shames – Dec. 14
Whistler/Blackcomb – OPEN
Whitewater – Dec. 6 *note: Sneak A Peak Weekend Nov. 30 (weather dependent)
Whitefish Mountain Resort – Dec. 7
Go on over to our snow conditions page and feel your heart fill with glee as you witness the rising snowfall numbers.
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