Anyone hoping to hit the slopes for the holiday weekend is going to have to look a little farther than Bogus Basin. Fortunately, you won't have to look all that far.
Sun Valley Resort will open its season on Thursday, Nov. 26--largely on man-made snow--with five lifts running on Baldy, including access to the entire River Run and Warm Springs side of the mountain.
Open lifts will include River Run, Roundhouse gondola, Christmas, Challenger and Kinderspielplatz. A progressive terrain park will be at Lower River Run through mid-December. Lower lifts will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., while upper lifts will run from 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Dollar Mountain will also open for the holiday weekend, with three lifts. For more info, check sunvalley.com.
For those with a little more travel time, Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood opened more than a week ago, and further down the mountain, Mt. Hood Meadows is open as well. Over in Government Camp, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl opened on Nov. 20.
A little farther to the south, Mt. Bachelor opened last week as well, reaping the benefits of the storms that have been hammering the Pacific Coast.