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Winter is certainly here and we’ve been seeing snow across the country, but some ski resorts are getting the real deal! Think California, Colorado, Utah, the Southwest, Northern Rockies and Canada.

Time to whip out the yardstick because snow is starting to come in feet, not inches! These resorts are getting lucky and have no shame showing off their goods. #measurementsmatter.

California

1. Mammoth

Base depth: 12”-30”
Projected opening date: As of November 5, Mammoth is open!
View Mammoth lift tickets.

@mammothmountain is open and stoked with this beauteous tweet. For full conditions, check out this report here by our friends at Snowbrains who were lucky enough to get a taste on opening day.

Mammoth 1

2. Squaw/Alpine Meadows

Base depth: 3”-8”
Projected opening date: November 25th

@squawalpine experienced feet upon feet and are struttin’ their snow game.

Squaw 11

Colorado

3. Winter Park

Projected opening date: November 18
View Winter Park lift tickets.

Can’t stop, won’t stop. @winterpark loud and proud to be in the top 5 resorts with the most snow this week. #snowendurance

Facebook 11/6:

Winter Park buildings with snow

4. Monarch Mountain

Projected opening date: November 28 

@monarchmountain tweeted their tools of the snow-trade! #measuringstick #snowcat #groomingisimportant

monarch ruler

monarch snowcat

Utah

5. Snowbird

Projected opening date: November 21
View Snowbird lift tickets.

Billows of snow on the Snowbird Facebook page.

bil·low: 
a large undulating mass of something, typically cloud, smoke… Or in this case, SNOW!

Snowbird billows

6. Powder Mountain

Projected opening date: December 9
View Powder Mountain lift tickets.

Powder Mountain is showing off their colors too.

PowMow snow and skies

Southwest

7. Arizona Snowbowl

Projected opening date: November 11

TWO FEET? AZ Snowbowl is getting ahead of the game by making snow and welcoming some love from the snow gods. By the looks of their Facebook posts, AZ Snowbowl is in full #operationoutgrowyardstick

Arizona Snowbowl two feet 11

AZsnowbowl snow gun

8. Sipapu

Projected opening date: November 14

Sipapu wrote about getting some love from the system that went through New Mexico and Colorado their excitement on their blog. #sharethelove

@sipapunm showed off their guns on Twitter. #whichwaytothegunshow

Sipapu snow gun

Northern Rockies

9. Lost Trail

Projected opening date: December 7
View Lost Trail lift tickets.

Lost Trail told stories on Facebook about 10” #intheparkinglot 

Lost Trail 10 inches

10. Sun Valley

Projected opening date: November 26

Over 16” accumulated in Sun Valley, and it’s sure starting to look a lot like winter.

PHOTO: Cody Haskell Photography

PHOTO: Cody Haskell Photography

Canada

11. Revelstoke

Projected opening date: November 28
View Revelstoke lift tickets.

@revelstokemtn had no problem bragging about their measurements on Twitter. I’d be proud too.

revy measurements

Stoked souls testing the goods #goodsenvy.

revy skier

revy snowy man

12. Whistler Blackcomb

Projected opening date: November 26
View Whistler Blackcomb lift tickets.

If you haven’t seen the Whistler November 3rd First Tracks video, stop what you’re doing and watch now.

Twitter: First tracks claimed by @robinvangyn and @MikeDski at @whistlerblckcmb Nov. 3:

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  • Rob Webb

    YARRRR!!!

  • Alex

    Revelstoke looks amazing so far, but all this makes me so excited for Winter!!!