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2022-23 California Ski Resort Opening Dates

Many ski resorts announce tentative opening dates, although they caution that they could open sooner or later depending on weather conditions. Below are the ski areas that have announced their estimated or tentative opening dates plus a few projections based on their historical opening dates.

Every winter beginning sometime in November, the California ski season kicks off with great anticipation. The season opening and closing days for California’s ski resorts are important dates to remember when planning an early or late season escapade.

After the first ski areas open in mid-November, the bulk follow suit from early-November through mid-December, until mostly all are open. The list below includes California’s most popular resorts and a few in adjacent Nevada.

California Ski Resort Opening Dates

Southern California

  • Big Bear Mountain Ski Resort (Big Bear Lake, CA) – November 12, 2022 (open)
  • Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort (Mammoth, CA) – November 5, 2022 (open)
  • Mountain High Resort (Wrightwood, CA) – November 12, 2022 (open)
  • Mt. Baldy Resort (Mt Baldy) – December 16, 2022 (announced)
  • Snow Summit Ski Summit (Big Bear Lake, CA) – November 12, 2022 (open)
  • Snow Valley Mountain Resort (Running Springs, CA) – December 9, 2022 (projection)

Northern California

  • Bear Valley Resort (Bear Valley, CA) – November 25, 2022 (announced)
  • Boreal Mountain Resort (Soda Springs, CA) – November 11, 2022 (open)
  • China Peak (Lakeshore, CA) – As of November 18, 2022, limited chairlifts are open on weekends
  • Diamond Peak (Incline Village, NV) – December 8, 2022 (announced)
  • Dodge Ridge Mountain Resort (Pinecrest, CA) – Open November 18-November 27, 2022 for Skiing & Boarding
  • Donner Ski Ranch (Norden, CA) – As of November 18, 2022, now open on weekends for skiing
  • Heavenly Ski Resort (South Lake Tahoe, CA) – November 12, 2022 (open)
  • Homewood Mountain Resort (Homewood, CA) – December 16, 2022 (projection)
  • June Mountain Ski Area (June Lake, CA) – December 17, 2022 (projection)
  • Kingvale Resort (Soda Springs, CA) – December 24, 2022 (projection)
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort (Kirkwood, CA) – November 12, 2022 (open)
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe (Reno, NV) – November 18, 2022 (open)
  • Mt. Shasta Ski Park (McCloud, CA) – December 18, 2022 (projection)
  • Northstar California (Truckee, CA) – November 18, 2022 (open)
  • Palisades Tahoe (Olympic Valley, CA) – November 18, 2022 (open)
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe (Twin Bridges, CA) – December 3, 2022 (announced)
  • Soda Springs Mountain Resort (Soda Springs, CA) – November 25, 2022 (announced)
  • Sugar Bowl Resort (Norden, CA) – November 25, 2022 (projection)
  • Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort (Truckee, CA) – December 9, 2022 (announced)
  • Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area (Yosemite National Park, CA)– December 24, 2022 (projection)

Season dates are tentative and subject to change. Some dates courtesy of

This page was last updated 11-18-22. Get ready for a great season!

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