Winter has officially arrived in the mountains of Northern California, and ski resorts are prepping by hiring lift attendants, cleaning any obstacles that may have arose during the summer and, of course, making snow. In the midst of a global pandemic, this ski season may look different than others, but rest assured, all resorts still plan on opening.
As we’ve seen in all activities in 2020, things can change quickly during this pandemic. But for now, every ski resort has specific plans to handle this unique season. Each one will require everyone to wear face coverings to access the mountain, including in lift lines, and while loading, unloading, and riding on chairlifts and gondolas. Be sure to check each resorts policy before visiting.
As the storms continue to roll into NorCal, ski season is right around the corner. This week will see many resorts opening in the Tahoe region and one resort in the Eastern Sierra has already opened. So it’s time to knock the dust of your ski gear and get ready for another epic season on the mountain.
Here are all the opening dates for ski resorts in Northern California:
- Mammoth Mountain Resort – OPEN!
- Squaw Valley – November 25
- Alpine Meadows – November 25
- Boreal Mountain Resort – November 23
- Heavenly Mountain – November 20
- Kirkwood – December 4
- Sugar Bowl – November 27
- Homewood Mountain Resort – December 11
- Diamond Peak Ski Resort – December 10
- Sierra at Tahoe – TBD
- Mt. Shasta Ski Park – TBD
Ski season is officially here! Have a great season and keep snow dancing!
Want to see what it’s like to ride on a NorCal mountain? Check out our trip to Squaw Valley during its snowiest month ever:
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine