Where to ski in November

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The time has finally come for ski season kickoffs and early first turns. Skiing in November can often mean solid snow conditions and an opportunity to dial in equipment and strengthen ski muscles before the meat of the ski season. Early mornings provide the best opportunity to take advantage of crisply groomed trails, while warmer afternoons set the stage for sun-soaked après sessions. Much like spring skiing, the early-season slopes and commute tend to be less crowded.  

This season is arguably the most anticipated of all, as skiers and riders yearn to get to the great outdoors from being cooped up at home for the past few months. We’ll be covering mountain procedures, how to get a lift ticket, info on dining, lodging, and more.  

Find out which resorts will give you the best opportunity for early-season turns in North America using this list of projected resort openings. Download the OnTheSnow app on Google Play or on the App Store to stay up to date on ski resort conditions, lift and trail stats, and more.  

Early season skiing Keystone, CO
Keystone, Colorado. ©Shutterstock

United States Ski Resort Status

Where to ski in November, Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Blackcomb. ©Paul Morrison

Canada Ski Resort Status

Have early-season/opening-day pics to share? Email them to snowproducers@mountainnews.com with the mountain, photo caption, and credit, and we’ll add our favorites to an upcoming gallery.

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