It looks like there is another mountain opening up on the east coast! Killington Resort is set to welcome back skiers and riders to hit the slopes and help kick-off of the 2011-12 winter season this Saturday, October 29, 2011. While Mother Nature was cruel to Vermont 9 weeks ago during Hurricane Irene, she has had a change of heart and graced Killington with over nine inches of natural snow during the last 24 hours. This weather has allowed the resort’s dedicated snowmakers to make a great deal of additional snow, and will afford them the opportunity to continue expanding the terrain as long as conditions permit.
Skiing and riding will be on advanced terrain only on the un-groomed Rime trail, providing roughly 600 vertical feet of terrain. No beginner terrain will be available at this time.
Hours of operation will be 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The K-1 Gondola will provide uploading and downloading, while access from the top of the K-1 Gondola down and up from the skiing and riding terrain will be via a short walk on the Peak Walkway.
This weekend, lift tickets are $39 for adults (19-64), $33 for Young Adults/Seniors (13-18/65+) and $27 for Juniors (7-12). Season pass holders who have not activated their passes may do so at the Snowshed Sales Center beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 29.
Beverages, hot dogs, chili and light snacks will be available for purchase at the base of the North Ridge Triple Chair and the K-1 Lodge will be open for ticket sales, lunch, guest service, retail and restrooms.
Killington Resort anticipates skiing and riding on the upper mountain terrain through Sunday, October 30. Our crews will re-evaluate the conditions on Sunday afternoon and determine the operating schedule for the following week. Check here each day after 4:00 p.m. to see if we will operate the following day.