US ski season opening/closing dates for 2019 & 2020

tree lined pistes

Ski fanatics from all over the world head to the US for the ski season. Popular ski resorts such as Utah and Wyoming are a lure for those who enjoy downhill and cross country skiing. The Colorado Rockies and Sierra Nevada Mountains are wonderful ski resorts that offer a multitude of facilities. The ski resorts in the US generally open in November with only a handful opening in mid-December. The closing dates differ dramatically with some closing in March whilst other close as late as July.
As always, do check the ski dates before you book at your desired ski resort. The excitement is building and skiers and snowboarders are ready for thrills and spills on the slopes.


Ski Resort Opens Closes
Alta Ski Resort (Utah) 23/11/19 19/4/20
Deer Valley (Utah) 07/12/19 12/4/20
Park City Mountain Resort (Utah) 22/11/19 12/4/20
Powder Mountain (Utah) 01/12/19 07/4/20
Snowbird (Utah) 23/11/19 21/6/20
Solitude (Utah) 22/11/19 14/4/20
Jackson Hole (Wyoming) 28/11/19 12/4/20
Mt Bachelor (Central Oregon) 23/11/19 24/5/20
Mt Hood Meadows (Portland) 23/11/19 24/5/20
Timberline (Oregon) 24/11/19 04/3/20
Big Sky (Montana) 28/11/19 19/4/20
Heavenly Tahoe (Lake Tahoe) 11/11/19 19/4/20
Mammoth Mountain (California) 09/11/19 24/5/20
Northstar (North Tahoe) 22/11/19 19/4/20
Squaw (Lake Tahoe) 15/11/19 31/5/20
Aspen Snowmass (Central Colorado) 28/11/19 19/4/20
Beaver Creek (Colorado) 27/11/19 12/4/20
Breckenridge (Colorado) 08/11/19 25/5/20
Crested Butte (Southwest Colorado) 27/11/19 07/4/20
Copper Mountain (Colorado) 08/11/19 19/4/19
Keystone (Colorado) 25/10/19 12/4/20
Steamboat (Colorado Rockies) 23/11/19 12/4/20
Telluride (South Colorado) 28/11/19 05/4/20
Vail (North America) 15/11/19 19/4/20
Winter Park (Denver) 13/11/19 19/4/20

What do the popular ski resorts offer?
Alta Ski Resort in Utah – is well known for its amazing scenery and tree skiing, making this ski resort a challenging one.
Deer Valley in Utah – is an exclusive resort for those who enjoy superb skiing alongside luxury accommodation and fine dining. It may not be to everyone’s taste or budget, but for those who enjoy the finer things in life, this is the one to head to.
Snowbird in Utah – has had an overhaul within the resort with many renovations and with an annual snowfall of 12 metres, its ideal for snow lovers of the powdery stuff.
Solitude in Utah – is ideal for those who don’t want large crowds on the slopes and the name says it all.
Jackson Hole in Wyoming – is classed as the “Big One” with huge mountains and steep terrain. If you want a challenge, this is the one for you! This ski resort is perfect for intermediates and expert skiers.
Big Sky in Montana – has 5,800 acres of ski terrain over four mountains and has excellent snowboarding runs.
Park City Mountain Resort – is the largest ski resort in the US. World class skiing is offered across 7,300 acres of ski terrain. Its nightlife is lively and the annual Sundance Film Festival is held there.
Mammoth Mountain in California – has one of the longest ski seasons spanning over six months. Its vertical drop is legendary and après ski is second to none.
Northstar in North Tahoe – is wonderful for family fun of all ages. This world class resort caters for all abilities from beginners, intermediates and expert skiers.
Beaver Creek in Colorado – has a superb ski school located in a traditional alpine village. This ski resort is unusual as it has heated pathways and escalators to the slopes.
The choice of ski resorts in the US is fabulous and if you want to travel further afield for your ski fix, you have plenty of ski resorts you can choose. Travel anytime from now until June. If you prefer to stay in Europe, you’re spoilt for choice there too!