The first due to open is Mount Norquay at Banff, which plans to open at weekends from this Saturday, Halloween weekend, onwards. Other resorts in the region including Nakiska and Marmot Basin, both of which have new quad chairlifts, as well as Sunshine mountain will open within the next few weeks.
Resorts in British Columbia have been reporting heavy snow in recent days. "Sun Peaks Sports Director Alain Brunelle tested the powder up at Sun Peaks this morning. The last couple of days have brought 40cm of snow, bringing the base at Sun Peaks to 70cm. More storms are on the way, with snow expected Wednesday night, Thursday, and Saturday this week." resort spokeswoman Melanie Simmons told
Fernie and Marmot Basin have also reported big snowfalls.
In the east of the Country Mont Saint Sauveur in Quebec was the first to open, thanks in part to an expanded snowmaking system, but has since had to close again because of warmer weather.
South of the border resorts in Colorado and Utah are amongst those announcing fresh snow. In the case of Loveland, Colorado, which has already been open for three weeks, that means more new terrain has opened as a "Halloween treat" for its guests. Its neighbour, Keystone, will open at the end of next week.
Arapahoe Basin remains open although there's no beginner terrain at the moment. Anothere two inches (5cm) of snow has fallen there is the past 24 hours and there's an 18 inch (45cm) base mid mountain). Three runs including Ramrod are now open along! Visit the High Divide Terrain Park with 5 features.