KILLINGTON RESORT SUSTAINED DAMAGE FROM TROPICAL STORM IRENE
KILLINGTON, Vt. (August 29, 2011) Vermont’s Killington Resort and surrounding communities suffered flood damage from tropical storm Irene. Crews were out assessing damage brought by tropical storm Irene and the severe flooding that ensued. Some significant damage from the storm has been discovered including structural damage of K-1 Lodge's Superstar Pub, several roads as well as phone, water and power outages.
Roads leading out of the Killington area are still impassable including Route 4 West and East as Well as route 100 South and North. Roughly 300 guests and about 100 employees are unable to leave the area.
The Superstar Pub’s structural damage was triggered by the high volume of water running over the banks of the Roaring Brook which dislodged this portion of the building from its foundation.
K-1 Lodge including the Mountain Bike Shop, Rental Shop, K-1 Cafe and Mahogany Ridge Pub appear to have sustained only minimal damage along with Bear Mountain, Ramshead, Snowshed, Skyeship and Pico Mountain Lodges. An initial assessment has not revealed major damage to lifts, condominiums properties, the Killington Grand Resort Hotel or the Golf Course.
Crews are continuing storm damage assessment of buildings and trail network. The current plan is for K-1 Lodge and the Golf Course to reopen as soon as possible. Pico Mountain summer operations are now closed for the season.
“Despite the storm damage, Killington Resort plans to open on schedule for the 2011-12 winter season,” stated Chris Nyberg, president and general manager of Killington Resort, “More updates will be made available as power and phone services are restored at Killington Resort.”
About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination that sits on 3,000 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains in Central Vermont. The Resort boasts more than 70 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread out over six peaks and offers the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in the East. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course as well as 45 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. In addition, the numerous après, dining, shopping and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 50 years. Killington.com