November 15, 2013 11:23 ET

Lake Tahoe 2013-14 Ski Resort Opening Dates Announced by

LAKE TAHOE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2013) - Today, (, Lake Tahoe's most popular travel & tourism website, announced the 2013-14 opening dates for Lake Tahoe's 16+ world-class ski resorts.

There is snow on the ground in Lake Tahoe and the 2013-2014 ski & ride (snowboard language) season is underway. Several ski resorts are set to open within weeks and one, Boreal Mountain Resort, located just off Interstate 80 on Tahoe's North Shore, opened on November 1st.

An early season snowfall in October got things started and temperatures have remained cold enough for snow making equipment to pump out more white stuff and build up the ever important base. Several resorts expect to open on November 22nd in anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday including Heavenly & Kirkwood on the South Shore, and Northstar on Tahoe's North Shore. Also projecting to open in November is North Shore heavyweight Squaw (Nov. 27) with its sister resort (yes, one ticket now includes both resorts), Alpine Meadows, opening on December 13th. Homewood, on Lake Tahoe's beautiful West Shore, boasts Tahoe's best views and recently announced its opening date as December 13th.

For cross-country Nordic skiers, the world famous Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area recently moved its date up to November 29th.

A handful of the Tahoe resorts have not announced opening dates yet but likely will after the first major winter season storm. All dates are dependent upon Mother Nature doing her thing.

Here is an updated list of the Lake Tahoe ski resort opening dates for the 2013 - 2014 ski season. Happy trails!

Announced Ski Resort Opening Dates *:

  • Alpine Meadows Ski Resort (North Shore) - Dec. 13
  • Boreal Mountain Resort (North Shore) - OPEN!
  • Diamond Peak Ski Resort (North Shore) - Dec. 12
  • Heavenly Lake Tahoe (South Shore) - Nov. 22
  • Homewood Mountain Resort (West Shore) - Sometime in early December
  • Kirkwood Ski Resort (South Shore) - Nov. 22
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe (North Shore) - Nov. 22
  • Northstar California™ Resort (North Shore) - Nov. 22
  • Royal Gorge XC Ski Resort (Donner Summit) - TBD
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort (South Shore) - TBD
  • Soda Springs Winter Resort (Donner Summit) - TBD
  • Spooner Lake XC Ski Area (East Shore) - TBD
  • Squaw Valley (North Shore) - Nov. 27
  • Sugar Bowl Ski Resort (Donner Summit) - Late November, Early December
  • Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area (North Shore) - Nov. 29
  • Tahoe Donner Ski Area (Tahoe Donner) - Dec. 13

* Note that dates can change based upon weather conditions (good or bad). Check for blog posts and updates. is Lake Tahoe's most popular travel & tourism site providing viewers with Tahoe's best and most up to date information on hotel deals, vacation rental options, things to do, wedding information, restaurants, transportation, daily ski reports and conditions, maps, web cams, and up to date Tahoe weather including forecasts, live radar and road conditions.