DENVER, CO, November 11, 2022 – Thanks to recent storms, cold temperatures and the hard work of operations and snowmaking teams across North American destinations, Ikon Pass holders can enjoy early openings at 13 destinations throughout California, Colorado, Utah, Washington, Idaho, and Canada, offering skiers and riders bonus days on the slopes.
WINTER PARK RESORT - OPEN
Winter Park Resort had its earliest opening ever on Halloween, Monday, October 31. Lifts are now spinning 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday and starting at 8:30 a.m. on weekends.
ARAPAHOE BASIN - OPEN
The longest ski and ride season in Colorado officially began on October 23 at A-Basin. The Legend is fully open for the season, operating seven days a week.
ELDORA - OPEN
Eldora is opening today, November 11, kicking off its 60th anniversary season a full week ahead of schedule. One run is open, the Hornblower-to-International top-to-bottom blue run, served by the Alpenglow six-person chair, and a small terrain park is open in the base area.
ASPEN SNOWMASS - OPEN 11/19
Recent snowfall dumped over three feet of snow, allowing Aspen Mountain and Snowmass to open on November 19.
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN - OPEN
After opening early on November 5, Mammoth has received up to 70” of fresh powder over the past 72 hours, allowing top to bottom skiing and riding via 11 lifts and two gondolas. With incredible early season conditions, Ikon Pass holders will have even more lifts and terrain available for the weekend.
BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT - OPEN 11/12
Opening day at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit is tomorrow, Saturday, November 12, with lifts spinning from 8:30am to 4pm. Both mountains will be open to Ikon Pass holders and guests, with Snow Summit scheduled to be open daily, and Bear Mountain open Friday-Sunday until further notice. Get ready to find park features at Bear Mountain on Opening Weekend and early next week at Snow Summit.
PALISADES TAHOE - OPEN 11/18
Palisades Tahoe will kick off the winter season on November 18, after receiving more than 3 feet of snow, including 39” in the past 72 hours. Watch for the opening of the new Palisades Tahoe Base to Base Gondola in December, which will connect the two base areas of Palisades Tahoe and Alpine Meadows.
SOLITUDE MOUNTAIN RESORT - OPEN
Solitude Mountain Resort had its earliest opening since 2013 after receiving 79” (and counting) of fresh snow this week. Lifts started spinning for Ikon Pass holders on November 10.
BRIGHTON - OPEN
Brighton is excited to announce its opening day with three lifts running today, November 11, and free skiing or riding to all active military and veterans. The Ikon Pass destination has received 60" of snow since October 22, including 31” in the past 72 hours.
SNOWBIRD - OPEN 11/18
The mountain received over 32” of snow, building a 67” base, bumping up Snowbird’s opening day by two weeks.
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN - OPEN 11/18
Crystal Mountain will kick off its 60th anniversary season on November 18 and will be the first Pacific Northwest destination to open (after being the last to close last winter season). Cold temperatures allowed the snowmaking teams to work their magic, which means Discovery Chair, Quicksilver, and Chinook Express will start spinning at 9am on Friday and at 8:30am on Saturday/Sunday.
SCHWEITZER - OPEN 11/19
With three feet of snow dumping on the mountains, Schweitzer is offering skiers and riders a bonus weekend.
SKIBIG3 - OPEN
The 22/23 winter season is underway at Banff Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Mt Norquay. Lifts started spinning at Banff Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Ski Resort on November 3 and November 4, respectively. Mt. Norquay opened yesterday, November 10, with excellent snow coverage thanks to intense early season snowfall over the past three weeks.
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About Ikon Pass
The Ikon Pass welcomes skiers and riders to a community of inspiring mountain destinations and the people who live and play among them across the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Brought to you by Alterra Mountain Company, the Ikon Pass unlocks adventure at iconic and unique destinations including Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park, Copper Mountain Resort, Arapahoe Basin, and Eldora Mountain Resort in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming; Big Sky Resort in Montana; Stratton, Sugarbush Resort, and Killington in Vermont; Windham Mountain in New York; Snowshoe in West Virginia; The Highlands and Boyne Mountain in Michigan; Crystal Mountain and The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington; Mt. Bachelor in Oregon; Sun Valley and Schweitzer in Idaho; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; SkiBig3 in Alberta, Canada; Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Panorama Mountain Resort and Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia, Canada; Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine; Loon Mountain in New Hampshire; Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico; Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird and Snowbasin in Utah; Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley in France, Dolomiti Superski in Italy, Grandvalira Resorts Andorra in Andorra, Kitzbühel in Austria, Zermatt in Switzerland; Thredbo and Mt Buller in Australia; Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt in New Zealand; Niseko United and Lotte Aria Resort in Japan, and Valle Nevado in Chile. Special offers are available at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, the world’s largest heli-skiing and heli-accessed hiking operation. For more information, please visit www.ikonpass.com.
About Alterra Mountain Company
Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 15 iconic year-round mountain destinations, the world’s largest heli-skiing operation, and Ikon Pass - the premier ski and snowboard season pass offering access to more than 50 iconic mountain destinations around the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado and born out of a shared love of the mountains and adventure, the company has brought together some of the world’s most aspirational brands, including: Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton Mountain and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. Also included in the portfolio is Alpine Aerotech, a worldwide helicopter support and maintenance service center in British Columbia, Canada, Aspenware, the ski industry leader in technology services and e-commerce, and Ski Butlers, the global leader in ski and snowboard rental delivery. For more information, please visit www.alterramtnco.com.