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FIRST WINTER STORM OF 2012 DROPS 16 INCHES ON KILLINGTON RESORT

01/14/2012

Killington Resort adds over 35 trails with new snowfall in three days

KILLINGTON, Vt. (January 14, 2012) - Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in the East, received its first winter storm of 2012 with 16 inches of new snow since Thursday morning allowing Ski Patrol to open more than 35 new trails.

“We are very pleased with the new snow fall,” said Rob Megnin, director of sales, marketing and reservations for Killington Resort. “The timing of this storm couldn’t be better with guests arriving for the extended holiday weekend and the upcoming Winter Dew Tour, the largest on-snow event in the East, next weekend,” continued Megnin.

Lodging is still available for this weekend, including Ski & Stay packages online at www.Killington.com, or through Killington Central Reservations at 800-621-6867.

Killington currently has 101 open trails, which translates to 45 miles of skiing and riding for all ability levels across six peaks. The Resort has received 73 inches of snow so far this season with an average mid-mountain base depth of 24-36 inches. This weekend, snowmaking will continue and so will preparation for the Winter Dew Tour, January 19-22, where the best freeskiers and snowboarders from around the world will compete in Superpipe and Slopestyle competitions at Bear Mountain.

While skiers and riders are rejoicing with the outstanding powder conditions, road crews from the Vermont Department of Transportation are out in full force plowing, sanding and salting area roads.

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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