Snowshed Adventure Center opens with family-friendly rides, challenges, expanded food options and more.
KILLINGTON, Vt. (June 22, 2015) – Vermont’s Killington Resort, a four season destination, kicks off its 2015 summer season on Friday, June 26 with a host of new attractions at the Snowshed Adventure Center, ranging from Segway tours to a four-story ropes course, complemented by tried-and-true summer alpine activities like hiking, mountain biking and disc golf.
The Peak Lodge will be open daily this summer on Killington Peak with fresh local fare and the K-1 Express Gondola, Vermont’s highest lift, will serve hikers, bikers and offer scenic rides. New for summer 2015, the Snowshed Express Quad will also spin daily, after the positive response to weekend service last summer.
Additional attractions at the Snowshed Adventure Center include a 5,000 square foot maze, a 1,200’ Skyeride soaring 200’ above Snowshed Pond, ATV/UTV rentals, Roaring Brook Mining where kids pan for gold and other gems. New amenities in the Snowshed Lodge include a multi-station food court, expanded mountain bike and retail shop and BOGS hiking center. Kayak and stand up paddleboard (SUP) rentals will also be available this summer.
The Beast Mountain Coaster, Killington’s new flagship thrill ride is under construction and is expected to open to the public by the end of July. All other attractions will be operational during opening weekend.
Killington then keeps the energy flowing with a busy Independence Day weekend featuring the Vittoria Eastern States Cup East Coast Showdown, a major downhill mountain bike race.
On Friday, July 3, Killington will host its 10th Annual United Way Day to kick off the holiday weekend. The United Way of Rutland County will receive a $10 donation from the sale of every Adventure Center Pass, round of golf and mountain bike rental. FREE add-ons will also be included with purchases on United Way Day. Adventure Center Passes will receive a complimentary round-trip ride on the K-1 Express Gondola ($15 value), and mountain bike rentals will receive free trail and lift access ($49 value).
“For the tenth consecutive year we are marking the start of summer at Killington with a benefit for the United Way of Rutland County, and by moving this year’s effort from opening day to a holiday weekend, we hope to surpass all previous fundraising totals,” says Rob Megnin, Killington’s director of sales and marketing. “Killington makes an effort to support our community all year, and we encourage our guests to make a donation and take advantage of a day filled with summer adventures or a relaxing day of golf.”
Killington will also donate $10 from every Summer Season Pass purchased on Friday, July 3 to the United Way of Rutland County. Disc Golf Season Passes are $59, K-1 Scenic Gondola Passes are $49, Mountain Bike Season Passes are $189, and Killington Golf Course Memberships are $399 for adults and $159 for ages 29 and under.
“United Way of Rutland County really appreciates the continued support that we receive from Killington Resort and its patrons. We love it when local businesses come up with fun ways for people to support United Way’s campaign,” says Nanci Gordon, Executive Director of the United Way of Rutland County. “If you participate in Killington Resort’s United Way Day on July 3rd, you’re not only guaranteed a good time as part of your holiday weekend, you are investing in local health, education and income stability efforts throughout Rutland County. It’s a total win-win…win!”
Killington Resort will operate daily June 26-September 13, with limited services due to Spartan Race September 18-September 20, September 21-October 12 with K-1 Gondola and Peak Lodge Open Daily and Adventure Center and Mountain Biking weekends only (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), and October 17-18 with K-1 Gondola and Peak Lodge only. Visit killington.com for the full operating schedule.
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 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.