Exciting times here in Western Canada – the ski resorts are starting to open and the long-term season outlook is looking very promising with La Nina predicted to hit which will bring lots of snow!

The Lake Louise Ski Area was the first ski resort to open in Canada on November 5th 2010. Jasper Marmot Basin opened today so too did Banff Mount Norquay and Nakiska which started opening weekends until early December at which time they will open full time for the season.  Whistler Blackcomb is opening six days EARLY on Friday, November 19 at 8:30am.

Opening dates for the rest of our featured ski resorts in Western Canada:

  • Banff Norquay Ski Resort – Open for weekends until FRI Dec 3 2010
  • Sunshine Village Banff Ski Resort – To open THU Nov 18 2010 / “One snowfall away”
  • Lake Louise Mountain Ski Resort – Opened FRI Nov 5 2010 (First in Canada)
  • Kicking Horse Mountain Ski Resort – To open mid-December 2010
  • Jasper Marmot Basin Ski Resort – Opened SAT Nov 13 2010
  • Fernie Alpine Ski Resort – SAT Dec 4 2010
  • Kimberley Alpine Ski Resort – “Preview weekend” – Dec 11 and 12 2010
  • Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort – FRI Nov 19 2010
  • Panorama Mountain Ski Resort – FRI Dec 10 2010
  • Nakiska Kananaskis Ski Resort – Opened SAT Nov 13 2010

There are another 37 ski resorts in Western Canada not mentioned here – 11 in Alberta and 26 in British Columbia –> more ski resorts in Western Canada.

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