Washington and Oregon ski season projected to open in November

November 09, 2023

As the calendar flips to November, the anticipation for the upcoming ski season in the Pacific Northwest is palpable. Known for its perennial snow, the region's ski resorts are gearing up. Whether you're a seasoned skier eagerly awaiting the unique adventure of spring skiing or someone with no skiing background eager to embark on the thrill of backcountry skiing, the Pacific Northwest provides an unmatched experience.

The rapidly changing conditions, and the firm base of corn snow with a soft top layer, make it an ideal playground for ski enthusiasts. The ski season is not just approaching, it's knocking at the door, ready to provide unforgettable experiences on the slopes. Stay tuned for more updates as we count down the days. Below is a list of Ski resorts in the Pacific Northwest region and their projected opening dates.

This is projected and subject to change due to weather and amount of snow.


Mt. Baker Projected Open Nov 16

Mission Ridge Projected Open Nov 17

Crystal Mountain Projected Open Nov 22

Stevens Pass Resort Projected Open Dec 01

Summit as Snoqualmie Projected Open Dec 01

White Pass Projected Open Dec 01

49 Degrees North Projected Open Dec 02

Mt. Spokane Projected Open Dec 03

Bluewood Projected Open Dec 06

Alpental Projected Open Dec 15


Timberline Lodge Projected Open Nov 10

Mt. Bachelor Projected Open Nov 24

Mt. Hood Meadows Projected Open Nov 29

Willamette Pass Projected Open Dec 01

Mt Hood Skibowl Projected Open Dec 02

Anthony Lakes Projected Open Dec 03

Mt Ashland Projected Open Dec 09

Hoodoo Ski Area Projected Open Dec 16

Cooper Spur Projected Open Dec 17

Stay tuned to OutdoorsNW and the latest on Ski resorts and snow reports in the great Pacific Northwest.