In many parts of the country, trees are becoming bare, and the air is getting more crisp. This can only mean one thing: winter is coming. Here is a breakdown of opening days, from the east coast, to midwest, to the Sierra Nevadas, and in between.

Keep in mind these ski resort opening dates are estimated or tentative, and subject to change. Always check a mountain’s snow report before you go, so you can have the best experience possible. While you’re waiting for opening day at your home mountain, do a snow dance and pray for snow. #winteriscoming #elnino

New England

Killington, Vermont: Opened October 16th (will reopen when weather permits)
Sunday River, Maine: Opened October 19th (will reopen when weather permits)
Stowe Mountain, Vermont: November 11th
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire: November 16th
Mount Snow, Vermont: November 22nd
Gunstock, New Hampshire: December 4th

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Projected Ski Resort Opening Dates for 2015-16

Taken 10/22/2015. PHOTO: Sunday River

Utah

Snowbird, Utah: November 21st.
Park City, Utah: November 21st.
Sundance, Utah: Mid December.
Alta, Utah: November 20th.
Brighton, Utah: November 18th.

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Projected Ski Resort Opening Dates for 2015-16

PHOTO: Snowbird

Colorado 

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado: Opened October 29th
Loveland, Colorado: Opened October 29th
Copper Mountain, Colorado: November 6th
Keystone, Colorado: November 6th
Breckenridge, Colorado: November 13th
Winter Park, Colorado: November 18th
Vail, Colorado: November 20th
Beaver Creek, Colorado: November 25th
Aspen Snowmass, Colorado: November 26th
Steamboat Springs, Colorado: November 26th

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PHOTO: Arapahoe Basin

PHOTO: Arapahoe Basin

New York, New Jersey, and PA

Whiteface, New York: November 22nd
Gore, New York: November 23rd
Holiday Valley, New York: November 27th – Estimated Opening Day
Belleayre, New York: November 27th – Tentative
Plattekill, New York: December 5th
Mount Peter, New York: December 14th

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Projected Ski Resort Opening Dates for 2015-16

PHOTO: Whiteface Mountain Resort

Central & Southern California

Mammoth, California: November 11th
Bear Mountain, California: November TBD
Mt. Baldy, California: December TBD

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Projected Ski Resort Opening Dates for 2015-16

PHOTO: Mammoth Mountain

Northern Rockies 

Jackson Hole, Wyoming: November 26th
Big Sky, Montana: November 26th

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Projected Ski Resort Opening Dates for 2015-16

PHOTO: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Lake Tahoe & Northern California 

Boreal, California: As soon as conditions allow
Northstar at Tahoe, California: November 20th
Heavenly, California: November 21st
Kirkwood, California: November 21st
Squaw Valley, California: November 25th
Alpine Meadows, California: December 11th
Sierra at Tahoe, California: TBD
Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, Nevada: December TBD

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Projected Ski Resort Opening Dates for 2015-16

PHOTO: Squaw Valley

Pacific Northwest

Mount Bachelor: November 25th (Tentative)
Crystal Mountain: December 2nd

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Midwest

Spirit Mountain, Minnesota: November 16th
Boyne Highlands, Michigan: November 17th
Devils Head, Wisconsin: November 22nd
Boyne Mountain, Michigan: November 26th

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Projected Ski Resort Opening Dates for 2015-16

PHOTO: Boyne Mountain

Mid Atlantic

Snowshoe: November 25
The Omni Homestead Resort, Virginia: December TBD

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Southwest Region

Taos, New Mexico: November 26
Ski Apache, New Mexico: November 27
Angel Fire, Arizona: December 11

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Projected Ski Resort Opening Dates for 2015-16

PHOTO: Taos

Southeast Region

Wolf Ridge, North Carolina: December TBD

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Alaska

Alyeska, Alaska: November 28th

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Projected Ski Resort Opening Dates for 2015-16

Photo taken 10/22/2015. PHOTO: Alyeska

Eastern Canada

Mont Tremblant, Montreal: November 20th

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Central Canada

Ski Banff (Mt. Norquay): November 7th

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Projected Ski Resort Opening Dates for 2015-16

PHOTO: Banff

Western Canada & British Columbia 

Whistler Blackcomb: November 26

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  • Alex

    Sun Peaks opens November 21st too! Can’t wait they’re gonna have a great year!

  • Andrew Sofin

    You forgot Mont Saint-Sauver in Quebec which opened October 20th. FYI Banff is considered to be part of Western Canada (BC &Alberta).You do not need to add BC to the title of Western Canada as it is the western most province, Central Canada includes Manitoba & Saskatchewan. Eastern Canada is comprised of Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.