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Canada’s 23-24 Season Starts Today

Canada’s 23-24 Season Starts Today

Published : 02-Nov-2023 07:33

Canada's 23-24 ski season is expected to get underway later today, Thursday, 2nd November.

The first Canadian centre that had named a target opening date, months ago, was Banff's local ski hill of Mt Norquay, aiming for Saturday 4th November. That was the earliest target opening date in North America, although four US resorts are now already open.

After a frequently cold and snowy autumn in Alberta, Norquay moved its opening date forward 24 hours to Friday the 3rd, it's current expected opening date.

Lake Louise has also announced it will now open on the 3rd, moving its opening date forward by a week.
Another Alberta resort, Nakiska, closest to Calgary, will open for a 'preview weekend' this weekend.

However Quebec's Sommet St Sauveur has now announced it will open from 2nd November after cold weather for snowmaking and some natural snowfall arrived in the east of the country, so it currently looks like it will be Canada's first.

Some more of the country's big hitters including Sunshine near Banff as well as Marmot Basin up near Jasper ae expected to open in a week's time.

Sun Peaks is expected to be the first in BC to open on the 18th then Whistler on the 23rd.

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