With winter snowfall set to return to Canada, the industry is looking to capitalize on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
From the sun to the clouds, ski resorts will be opening their doors this fall and winter.
But what about snow?
In a nutshell, it depends on the region.
Here are five of the most popular resorts in the United States.
Rainier National ParkThe mountain’s iconic slopes and spectacular surroundings have become synonymous with ski resorts.
But the park also offers a wide range of recreational opportunities, from mountain biking to snowboarding and even skiing.
In the U.S., the Mt.
Rushmore National Ski Area is the largest ski area in the world.
Its popular snowboarding area, the Mt Rushmore Pass, is a three-day, $25-million pass that is available to everyone.
In winter, Mt.
Reid Ski Area offers a variety of terrain for snowboarding, skiing and snowshoeing, including snowboarding on Mount Rushmore.
For those wanting to take their snowboarding to a whole new level, the White Mountains Ski Area in the Rocky Mountains offers a $35-million ski pass that gives access to snowshoes and a range of mountain biking, including an 8-mile section of the Rocky Mountain National Park.
For an extra boost, the Alpine Meadows Ski Area near Whitehorse, Yukon, has an annual pass that provides access to four lifts, including the Mt., the Glacier and the Avalanche.
The Mount Whitney Ski Resort in the U-District has more than 40 lifts, ranging from 8,000 feet to 13,000.
The resort offers six-day pass for $35, plus a 15-day skiing pass for a maximum of 30 days.
In the Rockies, the Summit Resort in Colorado offers a five-day ski pass for only $30.
For those wanting a new adventure, the Mount Hood Ski Area of Idaho offers a 15% ski pass and a $25-$35 ski pass.
On the West Coast, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has more lifts than most ski resorts, and a 15%-plus pass for 15 days.
There are also lifts for snowshoers, plus skiing on Mount Hood, plus mountain biking on Mount Washington and skiing on the famous Red Rocks in Colorado.
A few resorts have even launched an off-season snowpark program, with Mount Hood and the Great Lake Resort in California offering ski and snowboard trips.
For the most part, the resorts will open in the fall.
On this month’s list, the mountain resorts are:Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Mt Rushmany, Alaska: The Alpine Meadows ski area is a two-day and five-ski pass ski and mountain biking pass, as well as access to a range, including four lifts and four routes on Mt.
Whitney, the highest point in the Rockies.
For more info, visit the Alpine Meadow Ski Area website.
The White Mountains Resort, Whitehorse: The White Mountains ski area offers a three day pass, ski and toboggan access, a four-day access pass and five lifts.
For more info visit the White mountains ski area website.
For a full list of ski and other outdoor destinations, visit this page on the White Mountain Ski Area.