Your equipment is ready and with early snowfall, it is hard to wait any longer! For those of you that just can’t wait until the official start of winter, here is a good selection of resorts that are eager to open as early as snow condition allow, from mid October or beginning of November.
Note that we based our selection on a public recommendation and three surveys, one for each of three continents. In addition, we added several factors that have an impact on the quality and experience at this time of the year such as elevation, snowmaking facility, overall infrastructure and pre-season after-ski activities.
Be aware that if a few resorts open early, they might not have ski-in and ski-out available until late November or early December and that not all slopes will be open.
Let us know what you think if you are from one of these resorts or planning to be there! You can also rate and comment your favorite resorts…
ARAPAHOE BASIN, USA
KAPRUN KITZSTEINHORN, AUSTRIA
LAKE LOUISE, CANADA
PASSO STELVIO, ITALY
PITZTALER GLETSCHER, AUSTRIA
SAAS FEE, SWITZERLAND
STUBAITAL GLETSCHER, AUSTRIA
WOLF CREEK, USA