Western Canada Ski Resort Opening Dates Winter 2022-23

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Ahhh, winter in Western Canada. Alberta and BC enjoy one of the longest winter ski seasons on the globe, and some of the best skiing and snowboarding. And it's coming again soon!

Who will open first? Who will get that first powder dump? Where will you be when it does? Each year, first chair sweepstakes are up for grabs. The snowmaking will be fast and furious as soon as the temps dip, and when the snow starts to fly it will be game on.

So read on for opening dates at all your favourite BC and Alberta resorts, and get ready - the 2022-23 ski season is on its way!

Alberta & BC ski resort opening dates 2022-23

Note: all opening dates are projections, dependent on weather. Check back regularly for updates - we'll be updating this page every Wednesday as new opening dates are announced, and daily as ski resorts begin to open. 

When do Alberta and BC ski resorts open?
Typically, the first resorts are open by mid-November (often Remembrance Day weekend) or, if we're lucky, even sooner.

Alberta ski resorts generally lead the way in November.

BC ski resorts usually join in later in November or early December.


Alberta ski resort opening dates 2022-23

Canyon Ski Resort, AB: November 26, 2022

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Castle Mountain Resort, AB: December 2, 2022

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Hidden Valley Ski Resort: early December (date TBA)

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Two skiers enjoying fresh turns at Marmot Basin.

BC ski resort opening dates 2022-23

Apex Mountain Resort, BC: early December (date TBA)

Suggested Reading: Then and now: Apex Mountain Resort

Baldy Mountain Ski Resort, BC: December 16, 2022 

New for Baldy this year, the resort is offering snow tubing.
Suggested Reading: Smitten by Baldy

Big White Ski Resort, BC: November 24, 2022

Suggested Reading: Bluebird days and wine tours in Kelowna

Fernie Alpine Resort, BC: December 3, 2022

Suggested Reading: Fresh tracks in the backcountry is every snow seekers' dream

Hudson Bay Mountain, BC: early December (date TBA)

Suggested Reading: Get set for a peak Hudson Bay Pow Day

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, BC: December 9, 2022

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Kimberley Alpine Resort, BC: December 16, 2022 

Suggested Reading: It’s family fun time at Kimberley

Manning Park Resort, BC: early December (date TBA)

Suggested Reading: Making Tracks, Snowshoeing at Manning Park

Mount Cain Alpine Park: early December (date TBA)

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Mount Timothy Ski Area: early December (date TBA)

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Mount Washington Alpine Resort: December 9, 2022

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Hudson Bay Mountain Resort Smithers BC Marty Clemens
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Skiing and boarding above the clouds at Hudson Bay Mountain Resort.

We will be updating this page as further details become available, so please bookmark it and come back regularly to feed your stoke. And stay up to date on everything winter in Alberta and BC by signing up for our SnowSeekers e-news.

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