Love to ski? Here’s where you can hit the slopes the soonest

Are you dreaming of your first run down the mountain? Well, get your skis or snowboard out because you don’t have to wait as long as you might think.

Keystone, Colorado


With early snowfall and a highly rated ski school, Keystone is a great place to start your ski or snowboarding season.

Sunday River, Maine


As one of the largest snowmakers in the world, they are so confident in their ski conditions that they’ll refund your lift ticket if you’re not happy.

Brighton, Utah


The resort has an elevation of over 1,875 vertical feet and enjoys early-season snowfall, making it an option for a quick weekend trip and flight.

Steamboat, Colorado


Its unique location on Colorado’s high plateau allows Steamboat to open its trail to skiers and snowboards around Thanksgiving.

Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia


Whistler-Blackcomb is another premier Canadian destination for early skiing and snowboarding.

Mt. Bachelor, Oregon


At just over 9,000 feet, the resort’s high-elevation location collects snow early and often throughout the season.

Mt. Baker, Washington


With an elevation of 10,780 feet at its summit, it’s no wonder skiers flock to Mt. Baker in the early season.

Mammoth Mountain, California


Mammoth Mountain is the largest ski resort in California and sits right next to beautiful Mono Lake.

Grand Targhee, Wyoming


Grand Targhee’s modest pitch, lack of particularly rocky, rough terrain, and constant natural snowfall make it one of the safest bets for snow cover in the early season on the west side of the Tetons.

Sugarloaf, Maine


Sugarloaf is Maine’s tallest winter resort, the largest ski area east of the Rocky Mountains

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