20 North America Destinations for Early-Winter Skiing and Snowboarding

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Are you dreaming of your first run down the mountain? Well, get your skis or snowboard out because you don’t have to wait as long as you might think. Grab your gear and head out to one of these 20 North American destinations known for early skiing and snowboarding.

Keystone, Colorado

With early snowfall and a highly rated ski school, Keystone is a great place to start your ski or snowboarding season.

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Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

Located in the Rocky Mountains with an elevation of 13,050 feet, it gets cold early, fueling fall openings (even as early as October 9th).

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Alta, Utah

Alta Ski Resort, located in Little Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City, is known for its abundance of natural snow. 

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Lake Louise, Alberta

The Canadian Rockies near Banff National Park is one of Canada’s premier ski destinations. The resort has a history of opening in the Fall, even as early as late October. 

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Sunday River, Maine

Sunday River is one of New England’s leading ski destinations, with an estimated opening of November 6th.

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