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2011 Opening Dates at Canada’s Top Ski Resorts

Photo by Patrick Hiu

Last weekend’s East Coast storm was a shocker for some, but winter-sports enthusiasts it meant an early start to the most wonderful time of the year: ski season.

Many resorts are opening early, and in fact, at least one is already open.

Here’s a rundown of ski-season openings for 2011, in order by opening date:

The Rockies

Nakiska Mountain Resort – Kananaskis, AB
October 29

Lake Louise – Banff National Park, AB
November 5

Sunshine Village – Banff National Park, AB
November 10

Marmot Basin – Jasper National Park, AB
November 11

Kicking Horse Resort – Golden, BC
December 9

Panorama Mountain Village –  Panorama, BC
December 9

Kimberly Alpine Resort – Kimberly, BC
December 10

Elsewhere in British Columbia

Sun Peaks Resort – Near Kamloops, BC
November 19

Whistler Blackcomb – Whistler, BC
November 24

Fernie Alpine Resort – Grouse Mountain, BC
December 2

Cypress Mountain – Cypress Mountain, BC
“When there is enough snow. Usually around the 1st week of Dec.”


Blue Mountain Resort – Collingwood, ON
December 15


Mont Sainte-Anne – Beaupré, QC
November 12

Mont Tremblant – Laurentians, QC
November 24

Le Massif – Charlevoix, QC
December 3

Mont Blanc – Laurentians, QC
December 3

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