A storm over the weekend dropped another 18" on Mammoth Mountain. (photo: Peter Morning)

Ski Resorts Across California and Nevada Announce Opening Dates

Petaluma, CA – Storms are already bringing snow to many California and Nevada ski resorts, sending promises of a good start to the 2016-17 season, Ski California said yesterday.

Most of Ski California’s 28 member resorts have set their opening dates for the upcoming ski season, with some opening this week. Below are projected opening dates (as of today), weather and snow conditions permitting.

Northern California/Northern Nevada

  • A storm over the weekend dropped another 18" on Mammoth Mountain. (photo: Peter Morning)
    A storm over the weekend dropped another 18″ on Mammoth Mountain. (photo: Peter Morning)

    Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe:  Oct. 31 (date missed)

  • Boreal Mountain Resort: TBD (ASAP)
  • Sugar Bowl Resort and Royal Gorge Cross County:  Nov. 1
  • Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows:  Nov. 11
  • Northstar California:  Nov. 18
  • Heavenly Mountain Resort:   Nov. 18
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort:   Nov. 18
  • Another 7" of snow fell overnight Sunday into Monday at Alpine Meadows. (photo: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows)
    Another 7″ of snow fell overnight Sunday into Monday at Alpine Meadows. (photo: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows)

    Soda Springs:  Dec. 4

  • Tahoe Donner: Early December
  • Homewood Mountain Resort:  Dec. 9
  • Mt. Shasta Ski Park: Mid-December
  • Diamond Peak:   Dec. 15
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe: TBD
  • Tahoe Cross Country:   Ice rink opens Dec. 10; regular season begins Jan. 4

Central California

  • Mammoth Mountain:  Nov. 9
  • China Peak:  Tentatively Thanksgiving weekend.
  • June Mountain: Dec. 10
  • Bear Valley:  TBD
  • Bear Valley Cross Country:  TBD (expected mid-November)
  • Dodge Ridge:   TBD
  • Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area: Dec. 16

Southern California

  • Snow Valley:   Nov. 18 (weather permitting)
  • Mountain High: Mid-November (could be earlier with favorable weather conditions)
  • Big Bear Mountain Resorts (Snow Summit and Bear Mountain):  Special openings are Nov. 24-27 (weather permitting) and Dec. 2-3, then daily beginning Dec. 9

Southern Nevada

  • Lee Canyon:  Early December
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