Thursday, November 17, 2011
Resorts are opening and snow is falling.
Weeks ago Heavenly and NorthStar announced their opening day of November 18th. At the time, this seemed very optimistic . Now it sounds like a good idea. Boreal has been open (on a limited basis) for several days. Currently they have a full top to bottom run open.
The low overnight temperatures have allowed the resorts to make snow for several days now. A storm is slated to drop ten inches of snow this weekend. Perfect for Heavenly and NorthStar's opening.
I checked with other resorts to determine their opening day. Squaw Valley (now part of Alpine Meadows, though I hear escrow hasn't closed) is scheduled to open November 23rd. Alpine Meadows is not reporting an opening day. Sugar Bowl hasn't set a date, but they are "closely following conditions and updating everyone with opening day plans". Homewood has no opening day set. In fact, Homewood has an employment Job Fair scheduled for November 19th. Mount Rose and Kirkwood are not reporting an opening day.