The likes of Killington and Sunday River may very well be offering skiing and riding by Nov. 11, but that is the projected date Vail Resorts has set for opening Mount Snow for the 2022-23 season. The Vermont resort is slated to be the first New England property under the Epic Pass umbrella to open for winter.
Vail announced the projected opening dates for its 37 North American resorts on Monday. Mount Snow will be followed by Stowe and Wildcat opening one week later (Nov. 18). Okemo Mountain Resort will open for the season one day later. Mount Sunapee kicks off its campaign on Nov. 23.
Attitash and Crotched faithful will have to wait until Dec. 2, when Vail plans to open the New Hampshire ski areas for the season.
Moderate temperatures last fall pushed most openings into December. Thus, this year’s opening dates are also subject to change.
Here’s Vail’s complete, anticipated opening calendar:
ROCKIES & WEST REGIONS
- Mid-Oct.: Keystone (CO)
- Nov. 11: Breckenridge (CO), Vail (CO)
- Nov. 18: Heavenly (CA), Northstar (CA), Park City (UT)
- Nov. 23: Beaver Creek (CO), Crested Butte (CO)
- Nov. 24: Whistler Blackcomb (British Columbia)
- Dec. 2: Kirkwood (CA), Stevens Pass (WA)
- Nov. 11: Mt. Snow (VT)
- Nov. 18: Afton Alps (MN), Hunter (NY), Stowe (VT), Wildcat (NH)
- Nov. 19: Okemo (VT)
- Nov. 23: Mt. Sunapee (NH)
- Nov. 25: Seven Springs (PA)
- Dec. 2: Attitash (NH), Crotched (NH), Jack Frost (PA)
- Dec. 3: Mt. Brighton (MI), Wilmot (WI)
- Dec. 16: Big Boulder (PA), Liberty (PA), Roundtop (PA), Whitetail (PA)
- Dec. 17: Alpine Valley (OH), Boston Mills and Brandywine (OH), Hidden Valley (MO), Mad River (OH), Paoli Peaks (IN), Snow Creek (MO)
- Dec. 23: Hidden Valley (PA), Laurel Mountain (PA)