KILLINGTON RESORT KICKS OFF SUMMER SEASON FRIDAY, JUNE 27 WITH UNITED WAY DAY

06/20/2014

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Michael Joseph
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United Way of Rutland County to benefit from afternoon of mountain adventures 

KILLINGTON, Vt. (June 20, 2014) – Vermont’s Killington Resort, a four season destination, will kick off the summer season with a fundraiser on June 27 benefitting the United Way of Rutland County. With a $10 donation to the United Way of Rutland County, guests will enjoy lift-served mountain biking, hiking, K-1 Express Gondola rides and an 18-hole disc golf course from noon to 5:00 p.m. Additionally, the Killington Golf Course is offering a round of golf all-day for $30 (cart not included) of which $10 will be donated to the United Way of Rutland County.

“For the ninth consecutive year we are marking the start of summer at Killington with a benefit for the United Way of Rutland County, and we hope this year’s fundraising total will surpass all others,” says Rob Megnin, Killington’s director of sales and marketing. “Supporting our community is a priority for Killington Resort, and we encourage our guests to make a donation and take advantage of a day filled with on-mountain summer adventures or a relaxing day of golf.”

The 2014 summer kickoff celebration will feature a host of surprises including free ice cream and face painting, a disc golf hole-in-one challenge, scavenger hunt for kids, putting challenge courtesy of the Killington Golf Course, and a fire engine from the Killington Fire Department. The Peak Lodge will be open at the 4100’ level of Killington Peak and The Killington Bike Shop will offer free bike checks to make sure rides are in shape for summer. Guests will also be able to interact with live cows courtesy of Green Mountain Power to celebrate Cow Power, a program providing renewable electricity to the K-1 Express Gondola and the Peak Lodge.

Killington Resort will also donate $20 from every Summer Season Pass purchased on Friday, June 27 to the United Way of Rutland County. Disc Golf Season Passes are $29, K-1 Scenic Gondola Passes are $49, Mountain Bike Season Passes are $159, and Killington Golf Course Memberships are $499 for adults and $129 for students.

“United Way of Rutland County truly appreciates the continued support that we receive from Killington Resort and our local community. This event is a very creative way to benefit a broad spectrum of people across our local community,” says Traci Moore, executive director of the United Way of Rutland County. “As a part of our annual campaign, Killington Resort’s United Way Day helps to raise funds in support of local health and human service organizations providing assistance to Rutland County residents in need.”

Killington Resort will operate 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily June 28-September 1, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. September 5-September 14 weekends only (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), and 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily September 19 – October 13.

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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 inCentral Vermont. The Resort boasts more than 70 miles of diverse snowsports 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 35 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.