With a flurry of early openings, winter adventures abound for Ikon Pass holders | SkyHiNews.com

With a flurry of early openings, winter adventures abound for Ikon Pass holders

Thanks to recent storms, cold temperatures and the hard work of mountain 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 had its earliest opening ever on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31. Lifts are now spinning 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 Oct. 23 at A-Basin. A-Basin is fully open for the season, operating seven days a week.

Eldora — Open. The resort opened Nov. 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. A small terrain park in the base area is also open. 

Aspen Snowmass — Opens Nov. 19. Recent snowfall dumped over 3 feet of snow, allowing Aspen Mountain and Snowmass to open earlier than expected as they were originally scheduled for a Thanksgiving opening day.

Nick James, owner of Divide Board Shop, throws a stale 720 in Winter Park Resort’s Dark Territory terrain park. Winter Park has been running lifts since Oct. 31 this season.
Nick James/Courtesy Photo


Mammoth Mountain — Open

Big Bear Mountain Resort — Open

Mammoth Mountain — Open  

Big Bear Mountain Resort — Open  

Palisades Tahoe — Opens Nov. 18

Solitude Mountain Resort — Open

Brighton — Open

Snowbird — Opens Nov. 18


Crystal Mountain — Opens Nov. 18


Schweitzer — Opens Nov. 19


SkiBig3 — Open

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