Ski California Member Resorts are operating this season with new health and safety procedures that adhere to the ever changing public health and safety requirements. We encourage guests to ‘Know Before You Go’ and review each resort’s COVID-19 policies, which are linked below.

All Ski California Member Resorts require face coverings whenever physical distancing cannot be achieved. This includes both outdoor and indoor spaces, such as lift lines and lodges, except when eating or drinking.

The State of California has issued industry guidance that recommends riding chairlifts with your household. When riding with people not in your household, leave at least one seat in between.

Resort Scheduled Opening Day Advance Ticket Purchase
(Online Only)
Bear Valley Nov 27
Big Bear Mountain Resort Nov 18
Boreal Nov 23 Yes
China Peak Nov 29
Diamond Peak Dec 10 Yes
Dodge Ridge TBD Yes
Heavenly Nov 20 Yes
Homewood Dec 11 Yes
June Mountain Dec 19 Yes
Kirkwood Dec 4 Yes
Lee Canyon Dec 11 Yes
Mammoth Nov 13 Yes
Mountain High Nov 14 Yes
Mt Baldy Dec 25 Yes
Mt Rose Nov 20 Yes
Northstar Nov 20 Yes
Sierra-at-Tahoe Nov 25
Snow Valley Nov 16
Soda Springs Nov 27 Yes
Squaw Alpine Nov 23 Yes
Sugar Bowl Nov 27 Yes
Tahoe Donner December 11 Yes


Skiers and riders share many things: a love of the mountains, the feeling of freedom when cruising down runs, and making memories with family and friends. We are explorers. We are first timers. We are powder chasers. We are first chair riders at our local hill. No matter who you are, we are all part of the outdoor community.

So let’s be kind to one another. Respect yourself and others. Know that the actions we all take can affect our community. This is the contract of skiers and riders: take care of the environment, take care of yourself, take care of each other.

Skiing and Snowboarding: Recreation with Low Risk of Transmission


Ski areas have hundreds of acres of wide open spaces


Ski lifts allow for constant airflow as they travel, with rides lasting an average of 7 minutes


Skiing and snowboarding gear keeps faces and hands covered


Skiers and riders show respect by leaving space between each other on the slopes

Official Press Release and Operations Update


Outdoor recreation that offers participants a means of spending time outside while maintaining physical distance from others has become highly sought after during the COVID-19 global pandemic. With the winter season here, Ski California member resorts in California and Nevada are open with new policies, procedures and experiences aimed at maintaining public health and safety that adhere to federal, state and local guidance. Guests are encouraged to check in with individual resorts regularly, as policies, procedures, and operations could change ahead of their arrival.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to make reservations to use the Gold Pass? At which resorts?

No. Reservations will not be required at Ski California resorts for Gold Pass holders for skiing or riding.

Is it too late to purchase a Gold Pass for 2020-21?

A limited number of Gold Passes are still available for purchase. If you’re new, use WELCOME50 to get $50 off each pass.

How will resorts’ modified procedures affect Gold Pass holders?

Although Gold Pass holders will not be required to make reservations to use the pass in advance of a visit, you will need to follow all of the established procedures and protocols of the resort(s) you intend to visit, including those who require advance reservation of ski school lessons, equipment rentals and more. Be sure to check in with the resort so you’re aware of their current requirements before you travel.

Are resorts offering lessons this year?

Yes. Check in with the resort(s) you intend to visit to learn more about what they have planned.

Are face coverings required to ski or ride this year?

Yes. Resorts will require face coverings whenever physical distancing cannot be achieved. This includes both indoor and outdoor spaces, except when eating or drinking.

What do I need to know before skiing or riding in California and Nevada this season?

Check in with the resort(s) you plan to visit ahead of time to familiarize yourself with their current policies and procedures as they are subject to change. This is the year to “Know Before You Go.”