We love snow, and Jon Snow, so pardon our Game of Thrones puns about “Winter is coming”, “Winter is here”. It just seems an approprite way to tweet out our alpine enthusiasm for ski season ! Its cold, its snowing, ski resorts are opening!
Good news, avid skiers are already on the slopes in Colorado, Canada and Vermont, and the long wait for winter is over for summer loathers! Arapahoe Basin opened for skiing October 13, 2017, with Loveland opening a week later Oct 20, in Colorado.
In the East, The Beast of the East – Killington – opened Nov 8, 2017 for passholders only, a tradition the Big K started a few years agao to reward loyalty. The public is welcome to ski Killington the following day Nov 9. Also in Vermont, Okemo Mountain Resort opens for skiing Saturday Nov 11, as does Maine’s Sunday River – a perennial early season fave for first tracks.
Killington has some serious snow making to do in order to host their second consecutive World Cup ski race Thanksgiving weekend, they are busy burying the Superstar trail in deep man-made snow for the Women’s World Cup competition that drew big crowds last November, despite balmy temps.
In Europe, The Alps have had early season snow, with Solden, Obergurgl Hochgurgl, and Hintertux Glacier in Austria all open for skiing. In Switzerland, Zermatt and Saas Fee are open for limited early season skiing. Tignes France is also open for glacier skiing.
So get ready, get fit, get your ski gear out of storage – ski season is here. We will be at the Boston.com Ski and Snwobarod Expo Nov 9-10 to see the latest ski line up, ski resort ticket deals and ski travel plans, and to check out ski fashions at the Vertical Runway Ski Fashion Spectacular featuring DARE2B, ELAN, ATHALON, SPYDER, SCOTT, SKEA and KARBON. Ok, we’re biased because ski fashion is our passion, this show is sponsored by Sunday River and produced by our ski fried and fashion stylist Kathy Benharris.
See you on snow soon!