Western Canada Ski Resort Opening Dates Winter 2021/22
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Winter is here! Early season is in full swing and as of early November, several Alberta ski resorts are already open, with more on the way. So where can you go skiing right now? And what resorts will be opening next? We've got the goods.
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Here are the 2021-22 Alberta and BC Ski Resort season opening date listings.
Note: All opening dates are projections and are dependent on weather. To start planning where and when to hit your favourite resorts this season, read our coverage of the Winter 2021-22 snow forecast.
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British Columbia Ski Resort Opening Dates 2021-22
Apex Mountain Resort, BC: December 11
Suggested Reading: Then and now: Apex Mountain Resort
Baldy Mountain Ski Resort, BC: December 17 (tentative)
Suggested Reading: Smitten by Baldy
Big White Ski Resort, BC: November 26
Suggested Reading: Bluebird days and wine tours in Kelowna
Fernie Alpine Resort, BC: December 4
Suggested Reading: Fresh tracks in the backcountry is every snow seekers' dream
Hudson Bay Mountain, BC: December 4
Suggested Reading: Get set for a peak Hudson Bay Pow Day
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, BC: December 10
Suggested Reading: Don’t just thank the snow gods… thank the groomers too
Kimberley Alpine Resort, BC: December 11
Suggested Reading: It’s family fun time at Kimberley
Manning Park Resort, BC: December 11
Suggested Reading: Making Tracks, Snowshoeing at Manning Park
Mount Cain Alpine Park: December 4 (tentative)
Suggested reading: #RoadTrip2020: The ultimate Vancouver Island ski trip
Mount Timothy Ski Area: December - TBD
Suggested Reading: Then and now: Mount Timothy
Mount Washington Alpine Resort: December 10
Suggested Reading: An epic weekend at Mount Washington
Murray Ridge Ski Area: mid-December
Suggested Reading: Find the spirit of Murray Ridge on the slopes
Panorama Mountain Resort, BC: December 10
Suggested Reading: AHHH...Nothing beats a ski and soak at Radium Hot Springs
Powder King Mountain Resort, BC: November 25
Suggested Reading: Powder King More Than Lives Up To Its Name
RED Mountain Resort, BC: December 11
Suggested Reading: Red Rocks
Revelstoke Mountain Resort, BC: November 27
Suggested Reading: Revelstoke Mountain Resort provides a "Top 3 Powder Day"
Shames Mountain, BC: December 4
Suggested Reading: We can't even count the many ways to enjoy Terrace in winter
SilverStar Mountain Resort, BC: November 26 (Nordic), December 3 (alpine)
Suggested Reading: Vernon is surrounded by a trifecta of skiing options
Sun Peaks Resort, BC: November 20
Suggested Reading: Sun up to sun down - Sun Peaks Resort offers action packed days
Troll Resort, BC: December 11
Suggested Reading: Sweet Vibes and Stellar Snow at Troll Resort
Whistler Blackcomb, BC: November 25
Suggested Reading: How to Do Spring Break at Whistler Blackcomb
Whitewater Ski Resort, BC: December 10
Suggested Reading: B.C.'s snowy Powder Highway resorts the stuff of ski holiday dreams
Alberta ski resort opening dates 2021-22
Canyon Ski Resort, AB: November 20
Suggested Reading: Sunday Family Funday at Canyon Ski Resort
Castle Mountain Resort, AB: December 10
Suggested Reading: Catch The Powder Stagecoach On Castle Mountain
Hidden Valley Ski Resort: early December (date TBD)
Suggested Reading: How to spend an awesome winter weekend in Cypress Hills Park
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort: date TBD
Suggested Reading: All in a day's fun in M.D. Bonnyville's backyard
Lake Louise Ski Resort, AB: November 5
Suggested Reading: New to Winter in Alberta? Lake Louise Ski Resort makes it easy
Marmot Basin, AB: November 18
Mount Norquay, AB: November 5
Suggested Reading: Then and now: Mount Norquay
Nakiska Ski Area, AB: November 11
Suggested Reading: First-timers discover the joy of skiing's thrills and spills
Nitehawk Adventure Park, AB: November 27
Suggested Reading: Bridging the Gap at Nitehawk
Suggested Reading: Pass Powderkeg makes it a pleasure for skiers and riders to learn the ropes
Snow Valley, AB: November 20
Suggest Reading: United they ski at Snow Valley
Sunshine Village Ski Resort, AB: November 11
Suggested Reading: Sunshine Village: The place to be this spring
WinSport Olympic Park: November 26
Suggested reading: Family's first time on the ski hill leaves them wanting more
We will be updating this page as further details become available, so please book mark it and come back regularly to feed your stoke.
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