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By Croix Christenson, Meteorologist Posted 2 months ago November 29, 2023

Flurry of Opening Dates

Summary

I will be back on Thursday with a full forecast, but there was a flurry of opening dates announced on Tuesday, and I wanted to provide the latest info!

Update

Most of what was written on Tuesday still holds true, though a system could clip southern Michigan on Friday with some rain and wet snow. As of now, most models have the rain and snow south of Wisconsin on Friday, but a shift in track by 50 miles would result in rain and snow for places like Wilmot Mtn. I'll have a more detailed look on Thursday in a full forecast. 

Now, for the most exciting news we've had in a while - Tuesday brought a flurry of resorts unveiling their opening dates. Here's the latest update as of 6 am CDT on Tuesday:

Latest Opening Dates by Region!

North Shore Lake Superior
Open: Mount Baldy, Spirit Mountain, Mont du Lac

Opening Dates: Lutsen - Dec. 1, Loch Lomond - Dec 8, Giants Ridge - Dec. 2

Closed: Chester Bowl, Bearskin

South Shore Lake Superior
Open: Ski Brule, Searchmont

Opening Dates: Snowriver - Dec. 1

Closed: ABR, Whitecap, Ripley, Birkie, Powderhorn, Porkies, Bohemia, Marquette Mtn, Pine Mtn

Twin Cities Region
Open: Andes Tower Hills, Wild Mtn, Trollhaugen, Powder Ridge

Opening Dates: Afton Alps - Nov. 29, Christie Dec. 8, Hyland Hills - Dec. 1, Buck Hill - Dec. 1, Welch Village - Dec. 2 (pass holders only)

Closed: Coffee Mill, Mount Kato

Central and Southern Wisconsin
Open: Alpine Valley (WI), Sundown (Iowa)

Opening Dates: Little Switz - Nov. 29, Cascade - Dec. 2, Granite Peak - Dec. 1, Devil's Head - Dec. 2, Wilmot Mtn - Dec. 1

Closed: Paul Bunyan, Nordic Mtn, Mt La Crosse, Mountain Top, Chestnut (Illinois), Sunburst, Tyrol

Northern Lower Michigan
Opening Dates: Crystal Mtn - Dec 1, Nub's Nob - Dec. 1, Treetops - Nov. 29, Boyne Highlands - Dec. 1, Boyne Mtn - Dec. 2, Caberfae - Dec. 2

Closed: Otsego, Shanty Crk

Southern Lower Michigan
Open: Mt Holly, Pine Knob

Opening Dates: Bittersweet - Nov. 29

Closed: Cannonsburg, Timber Ridge, Swiss Valley, Mt Brighton, Alpine Valley (MI)

The next forecast will be posted on Thursday! 

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