2018 Tahoe ski resort openings

Courtesy Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

Ski resorts throughout the Tahoe Sierra have been busy this summer preparing for the start of the 2018-19 season, with the high-elevation slopes at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe expecting to open first on Oct. 26. Boreal usually also enjoys an October opening from its perch on Donner Summit, but has yet to release an opening date for the ski season.

Following years of investing in snowmaking at most ski resorts in the Tahoe Sierra, ski resorts have expanded the ski season with some of the region’s largest resorts eyeing a Nov. 16 opening. So, if you haven’t booked your vacation, purchased your passes or gotten your gear, what are you waiting for? Ski season is on its way.

Ski Resort Openings
(updated Oct. 18, 2018)

Mt. Rose | Oct. 19 & 20 to passholders; opening for season Oct. 26
Alpine Meadows | Nov. 16
Squaw Valley | Nov. 16
Heavenly | Nov. 16
Northstar | Nov. 16
Kirkwood | Nov. 21
Tahoe Donner Cross Country | Nov. 22
Sugar Bowl | Nov. 30
Auburn Ski Club | Dec. 1
Tahoe Donner Downhill
 | Dec. 7
Diamond Peak | Dec. 13
Granlibakken | Dec. 14