Season’s Greetings! Early openings mean the time to hit the slopes is now!

Consistent snowfall and steady snow-making means the slopes are opening early.

Several Colorado ski areas double digit snowfall during the the first week of November— much of it in just three days. Some locations saw around 21 inches, while Loveland, for example tracked 37 inches in those 72 hours.

The fresh snowfall plus some steady snow-making has prompted a few ski areas to open up earlier than scheduled. Eldora opened November 7– their earliest opening in two decades. Wolf Creek is set to open November 9, and Ski Cooper will open November 23. Winter Park is slated for a November 14 opening. Then, Copper Mountain and Vail are expected to open November 16.

What does that mean? It’s time to head to the slopes now, not later. So keep it coming, Mother Nature.

In case you haven’t already secured your spot, it might be worth taking a look at this round up of packages, deals, and discounts that are expiring soon. Right now, you can still get a few decent packages at spots including Loveland and Copper Mountain.

And if all the early openings have you wondering exactly where to go,or if you’re just looking for a new area to visit, check out On The Snow’s Destination Finder. You just input a desired terrain, elevation and/or state and this tool will point you in the right direction. Intermediate terrain, family friendly and overall value? Got it. Expert terrain at more than 6000 feet at a medium to large sized resort? You’ll find that too. Wherever you’re headed, here’s to a great season, friends!