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Kelly O'Brien
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KILLINGTON RESORT ANNOUNCES OPENING WEEKEND FOR THE 2013-14 WINTER SEASON

10/23/2013

KILLINGTON, Vt. (October 23, 2013) Killington Resort kicks off  the 2013-14 winter season Friday, October 25, with an exclusive day of early season skiing and riding for  Season Pass and Express Card holders. These lucky guests will enjoy the first turns of the East Coast skiing and riding season from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday.  

Killington Resort anticipates opening to the general public for skiing and riding on Saturday, October 26, 2013, for the duration of the weekend. Lifts will turn from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and crews will re-evaluate the conditions Sunday afternoon to determine the operating schedule moving forward. Check www.killington.com/conditions for latest updates.

Dedicated resort snowmakers fired up the snow guns on the Rime trail in the North Ridge area on Tuesday, October 22 and will continue to make snow and expand terrain coverage as long as conditions permit. Early season conditions will exist.  Skiing and riding will be on advanced terrain only on Rime trail, providing roughly 600 vertical feet of terrain. No beginner terrain will be available at this time. The K-1 Express Gondola will provide uploading and downloading, and guests will access terrain via the Peak Walkway.

“We’re really excited to get the season off to a great start, and we wanted to thank our Season Pass and Express Card holders by sharing Killington Resort’s early season skiing and riding with them,” stated Mike Solimano, president and general manager for Killington Resort. “We truly appreciate their support, and we are looking forward to building upon last season’s success with our commitment to a high-quality guest experience, including the longest on-snow season possible.”

This weekend, lift tickets are $49 for adults (19-64), $38 for Youths (7-18) and $42 for Seniors (65-79). Season pass holders who have not activated their passes may do so at the Snowshed Sales Center beginning at 9:00 a.m. Friday, October 25.

Light snacks and beverages 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, après, guest service, retail and restrooms.

Photos and video will be available Friday; please contact Kelly O’Brien at kobrien@killington.com with any requests. Additionally, check out our most recent short video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU0ssYSFz5Y or the live shot from Killington’s HD web cam.

 

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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 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread out over seven peaks including Pico Mountain 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 mountain biking trails and 15 miles of hiking trails. In addition, the numerous après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for 55 years. Killington.com