Idaho Ski Resorts Need More Snow
Thanksgiving weekend is usually a big one for ski resorts, but most of them had to delay openings this year because of a lack of snow.
Some of the projected openings are in mid to late December now.
With vacationers looking for the first fresh powder of the season, ski resorts usually aim to capitalize on the the 4-day Thanksgiving holiday by targeting that as opening weekend. But since it's been so warm in Idaho this fall, the ski resorts are lacking snow - both nature-made and man-made. It has to be cold for the resorts to make their own snow, and conditions haven't been right just yet.
Ski Idaho says Brundage Mountain's projected opening was Friday, November 25th, but instead the Brundage website says they held a Pray for Snow party. They'll be open seven days a week in McCall once they can get going for the season.
Other projected openings around Idaho:
Lost Trail and Schweitzer - December 2
Tamarack - December 9
Pebble Creek - December 17
Other resorts either haven't announced opening dates yet, or it's tentative depending on the snow situation. It's not just Idaho seeing delayed openings. Ski resorts in Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Colorado are waiting on more snow too.
The snow will come eventually, so even though Thanksgiving weekend may not have been the ideal time to ski, your Christmas vacation could be perfect. The ski resorts are sure hoping so.