2023 Opening Dates for South Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

By: Lake Tahoe Staff

a group of friends skiing down Heavenly Mountain Resort on opening day

When are the South Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts Opening in 2023?

Dust off your boots, wax your skis or board and sharpen your edges. In just a few short weeks, the snow will start falling and accumulating in the mountains around the Tahoe Basin, which means one thing – Lake Tahoe Ski Resort’s opening dates for 2023 are right around the corner.

While the dates are dependent on snowfall and the weather, the resorts will shortly be creating snow to get the process started. The ski season around Lake Tahoe usually starts in mid-November and can remain open through April or even as late as July depending on the snowpack.

We know you’re excited to get on the snow for the first time in, well, a looong time, but remember that you probably haven’t used those muscles in a few months. Take precautions to prevent injury this South Lake Tahoe ski season. There’s no sense in sabotaging the snow season because you didn’t want to take the time to stretch.

Here’s a quick look at the projected opening dates for South Lake Tahoe ski resorts:

ResortProjected 2023 Opening DateWebcams
Heavenly Mountain ResortTuesday, November 21, 2023Heavenly Webcams
Kirkwood Mountain ResortFriday, December 1, 2023Kirkwood Webcams
Sierra-at-Tahoe ResortSaturday, December 9, 2023Sierra at Tahoe Webcams
Projected Opening Dates for South Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts for the 2023/2024 Ski Season

Heavenly Opening Day 2023

Heavenly Mountain Resort is scheduled to open on Tuesday, November 21, weather permitting.

Kirkwood Opening Day 2023

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is scheduled to open on Friday, December 1, 2023, weather permitting.

Sierra at Tahoe Opening Day 2023

Sierra at Tahoe Resort is scheduled to open Saturday, December 9, 2023.

Note: All pre-season “stoke” aside, resorts’ opening dates are subject to actual weather conditions. Keep up your snow dances, and pray for snow!

The Lake Tahoe Ski Season 2023 is Almost Here

skier charging down the mountain on opening day

Sometimes, you just have to strap a snowboard to your feet and send yourself down a snow-covered mountain.

At Lake Tahoe, we are happy to oblige your quest for winter adrenaline rushes. And with 40 feet of snow and 300 days of sun a year, conditions are optimal for your winter skiing or snowboarding trip.

We’ve got world-class ski resorts and acres of backcountry trails, so you can glide down groomed slopes or take a cross-country tour of the winter woods.

Oh, and aprés-ski? None of this lounging-sedately-with-hot-chocolate stuff—in South Lake Tahoe, you can cap off your day on the slopes with a night on the town.

With nightclubs that are going strong in the wee hours, you may not get much chance to rest those tired legs. That’s just how we roll. With endless winter activities in Lake Tahoe, the biggest problem you’ll have is deciding what’s next.

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