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TERRAIN PARKS, SUPERPIPE - KILLINGTON RESORT CONTINUES TO SET THE TREND

09/17/2007

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Winter 2007-08) – Killington Resort continues to set terrain park trends for the coming winter season with a host of freeride opportunities and competitions for skiers and riders of all ages and ability levels.

As the largest resort in the East, Killington will again offer numerous terrain parks and features, including the 430-foot long Superpipe at Bear Mountain, featuring 18-foot walls and cut by a Silver Zaugg. The season opening park on Reason will once again offer medium features off the top of Killington Peak; Ramshead will offer small – medium features on Timberline; while Bear Mountain showcases medium and large signature features on Bear Trap, Dreammaker and the OL Rail Park.

Killington’s marquee parks at Bear Mountain, which have received national recognition in Freeskier magazine (Nov. 2006 & 2007) and were featured in the premier issue of Future Snowboarding magazine (Oct. 2006), will once again host world class athletes and events this season. More than 100 of the best snowboarders in the world will compete at the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Finals March 15-16, 2008 with Superpipe and Slopestyle competition. In addition, numerous events will be held throughout the season at Bear Mountain, including Spring Loaded, Killington’s signature snowboard event in April.

“Our parks are designed and built to offer progression and flow, providing terrain park riders an opportunity to enhance and utilize their skills,” said Jay (Rosey) Rosenbaum, pipe and parks manager for Killington Resort, who added that hosting the Snowboarding Grand Prix Finals “offers us an opportunity to showcase our Superpipe and terrain park features to a national television audience and park riders across the country.”

To view an interactive map of all of the parks and their features visit www.Ridekillington.com. The following is a rundown of the parks and features at Killington Resort for the coming season:

SEASON-OPENING PARK
Reason: As one of the first terrain parks to open on in the Northeast, Reason offers medium features, allowing riders and skiers an opportunity to sharpen their early-season skills before taking their game to Bear Mountain later in the season.

The early season park on Reason features numerous hits, rails and boxes, plus a few specialty features. Reason will also play host to the season’s first event, the Loaded Turkey Rail Jam on Sunday, Nov. 18th. Reason is accessed by the K-1 Gondola, Northridge Triple and Canyon Quad.
 Features Include:
   • Medium jibs
   • Step ups and step downs
   • Speciality features

RAMSHEAD

Timberline: This small – medium-rated terrain park at Ramshead offers challenging terrain and rhythm without the scale of larger signature features found at Bear Mountain. Timberline offers many varied and progressive approaches, lines and options, and is great for riders and skiers that are looking to sharpen their skills and take their game to the next level. Timberline is accessed by the Ramshead Express.
 Features Include:
   • Small - medium sized table tops
   • Step ups and step downs
   • Small - medium jib features (rails and boxes)
   • Hips

BEAR MOUNTAIN

Bear Trap: The first park accessed off the top of the Bear Mountain Quad, Bear Trap is a medium terrain park offering hits and jibs.
 Features Include:
   • Medium jibs
   • Step ups and step downs
   • Unique features, including the propane tank

Dreammaker: Killington’s new signature park is gaining the reputation as one of the most entertaining in the Northeast. Offering a variety of lines for rails, boxes and hits, Dreammaker has it all, including new large features for the 07-08 season.

The conclusion of the Dreammaker terrain park drops skiers and riders at the top of the 430-foot long Superpipe. Both the Bear Trap and Dreammaker parks are accessed by the Bear Mountain Quad.
 Features Include:
   • Medium – large jibs
   • Medium – large table tops
   • Medium – large step downs
   • Medium – large hips

Outer Limits Rail Park:  Located at the bottom of the steepest, longest mogul run in the East where old school bump bashing meets new school jibbing! The OL Rail Park features change throughout the season and may include everything for a 40-foot down rail to urban features, gap-rails and boxes. Our park crew is always coming up with something new and rotating it though the OL Rail Park.

The OL Rail Park plays host to the Dead President’s Rail Jam in February and Spring Loaded in April. The OL Rail Park is located just in front of the Bear Mountain Lodge, providing a fantastic opportunity for riders to showcase their skills before the crowds that gather on the Bear Mountain Lodge Deck.

Superpipe: With 18-foot walls an 18-degree pitch and a length of 430-feet, the Bear Mountain Superpipe is one of the few true Superpipes in the country that is equipped with a rope-tow and can be seen from the lodge deck at the base of the mountain.

Killington’s Superpipe played host to the U.S. Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe Championships in 2005 and 2006 and will once again host world-class athletes March 15, 2008 with the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Finals.

About Killington Resort - The largest ski and snowboard resort in eastern North America, Killington features diverse terrain, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world and numerous off-mountain activities, including après, dining, shopping and lodging options. www.Killington.com

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