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East§ide 11-04-2011 09:54 AM

average resort opening date?
 
no matter how many resort websites i check, not one of them ever says what theyre planned opening day is ...so im asking you guys , whats the general opening day for mountains like big boulder, blue mountain, hunter, mountain creek, etc?

im dying to ride again

Willbilly 11-04-2011 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by East§ide (Post 433264)
no matter how many resort websites i check, not one of them ever says what theyre planned opening day is ...so im asking you guys , whats the general opening day for mountains like big boulder, blue mountain, hunter, mountain creek, etc?

im dying to ride again

big boulder typically starts running their lifts before everyone else. A few years ago it was Nov 11thish, last year it was December 3rd. The rest of the guys are normally a few weeks after that.

The average opening for all the bigger pa mountains is late november early december.

We're all amped for it dude. But for now we're stuck to bed mattress and trampoline boarding.

East§ide 11-04-2011 10:17 AM

ugh i cant stand the not knowing. i just want a date to mark on my calendar. so what happens? they just randomly announce that theyre open?

Otto Maddox 11-04-2011 02:39 PM

super stoked for liberty and roundtop to open in central PA

LuckyRVA 11-04-2011 02:45 PM

On average I would say to count on most resorts opening the first week of December

Willbilly 11-04-2011 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by East§ide (Post 433272)
ugh i cant stand the not knowing. i just want a date to mark on my calendar. so what happens? they just randomly announce that theyre open?

I think its determined by temperatures...
I just checked. The average PA temp in Allentown, PA (near a lot of hills) is 47 degrees by Nov 30.

Speaking of that... looks like Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado are getting DUMPED on right now.

david_z 11-04-2011 04:59 PM

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east coast yeah I'd say first week of december. here in Michigan many of the resorts target a Thanksgiving weekend opener. They can usually do that with a few runs open. The smaller hills often beat the larger resorts by a few days.

I think the earliest I've ridden is November 17 but I recall a few years when we didn't have open slopes until mid-December.

c0r3y.af 11-05-2011 11:26 AM

You'll get a few that open in November but for the most part it seems like the beginning of December is when the majority of the resorts open. Obviously it depends on snowfall and temperature but that seems to be a reliable date to look forward to.

ThunderChunky 11-05-2011 12:01 PM

Mid November west, early December east.

RoxyHoney 11-05-2011 12:27 PM

Killington and Mt. Snow vt are open right now if you wanna drive that far!


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