Friday, November 26, 2010

Big Snow Has More Resorts Opening and More Terrain

The snowfall dumping in the Western US is leading to more and more resorts opening and opening earlier with even more terrain. The following is a sample of earlier openings, new ski resort openings and expanded terrain openings. The snow is truly epic in parts of the country with feet upon feet of snow. This Thanksgiving holiday for ski resorts in parts of North America is a great kick start to the winter 2010.11.

- Vail is racing to keep opening more and more terrain with parts of the back bowls now open. Lots of discount Vail lodging and shop deals with Mountain Sports Club.
- Winter Park opened today to the top of the mountain with skiing and riding off of the Zephyr and Eskimo lifts and a reminder that Mary Jane opens Saturday.Be sure to check out the big discounts on lodging, shops and even lift tickets at a discount when purchased in advance at Winter Park
- Breckenridge has opened access in Horseshoe Bowl and contest Bowl. High alpine bowl skiing early is truly a treat. Wide selection of discount lodging and shops in Breckenridge, save up to 40%.
- Copper Mountain joins the crowd of Colorado resorts with mid winter skiing and riding conditions. Be sure to check out the deep discounts on lodging and shops as well as discount Copper Mountain lift tickets when using advance purchase.
- Whistler moved opening day up one week early with 5 lifts starting last Friday. This world class ski area offers a wide range of discount options for lodging, shops and packages for our members. Advance purchase lift ticket discounts are also available
- Jackson Hole in Wyoming opens with top to bottom and wall to wall skiing and riding that may be unprecedented for this time of year. Buy your discounted Jackson Hole multi day tickets in advance and save as well on lodging and shops.

- Lake Louise and Mount Norquay in the Banff area are also open in Canada. Be sure to check out the great lodging and package deals and discounts as well.
- New England resorts are opening by the day  and Jay Peak leads the pack with great 2 for 1 lift tickets deals for Mountain Sports Club members.
- Pats Peak in Henniker New Hampshire reports opening for skiing and riding this weekend on Saturday. Discount lift tickets coupons are available at Pats Peak with Mountain Sports Club all winter.

Big news in Idaho is that Tamarack Resort will open and operate this winter with a pending buyer on the sidelines. Read more in this article. While this is never done till it is done, it is truly a good sign to see this announcement and the prospects the resort will get a second life.