The East’s best spring skiing destination provides pass holder perks in all four seasons
KILLINGTON, Vt. (April 4, 2016) – Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America, prepares to stretch its snowpack, up to 30 feet deep in places, late into spring with the 2016 NOR’BEASTER Spring Pass. For just $199, skiers and snowboarders of all ages can enjoy spring skiing and riding, live music and a 25% discount on lodging at Killington between March 18 and the end of the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season.
Spring at Killington means soft snow, abundant sunshine, live music and surprising events. The Beast of the East plans to open the Killington Golf Course and Mountain Bike Park over Memorial Day Weekend, which is coincidentally when the Killington ski season ended last spring.
“The final snowmaking push of the season is complete and Superstar is buried under 20 to 30 feet of snow, so we will continue turning chairlifts into May if Mother Nature cooperates,” says Mike Solimano, president and general manager for Killington Resort. “We’ve been investing heavily in summer, building new mountain bike trails in the Snowshed and Ramshead pods, bringing in more events and adding new attractions for families at the Adventure Center. We hope to see our winter and summer seasons collide in May and again in October, meaning we’ll officially have no off-season here at Killington.”
Killington’s winter 2016-17 Unlimited Season Pass offers access to the slopes all winter long, plus a host of benefits including free scenic summer K-1 Express Gondola rides and a $100 discount on summer mountain biking season passes (regularly $189), three FREE ski days at southern Vermont’s Okemo Mountain Resort, 20% off 1-day tickets at Powdr Resorts, eligibility for a M.A.X. Pass Add-On ($199 for youth, $249 for teens, $299 for adults), discounts on lodging, lessons, food and beverage, and retail at Killington and discounted membership at the Pico Sports Center.
Current Adult Unlimited Pass holders who renew for the upcoming season by June 16, 2016 will receive $100 pre-loaded Beast Bucks on their 2016-17 pass to be used on food and beverages, retail, lessons and more next season. Senior, 29-below and Blackout Pass renewals receive $50 Beast Bucks if renewed by the June 16 deadline.
The all-ages Blackout Pass is $799 and is blacked out on 17 select peak* days during the 2016-17 winter season, but pass holders receive three floating days to be used on any blackout dates of their choosing. The all-ages Midweek Pass is $459 and is valid Monday through Friday with the exception of select peak* days. The Vermont Student Pass offers unlimited access to Killington Resort and Pico Mountain for students in grades K-12 for $319, and the 4.0 College Pass gives full-time college students unlimited access to four resorts: Killington Resort, Pico Mountain, Okemo and Mount Sunapee plus five 50% off 1-day ticket vouchers for friends to be used at Killington.
All Killington season pass holders receive numerous benefits, including discounts on Snow Sports School coaching, food and beverage, lodging, retail and more.
Killington Resort also offers the Summer Payment Plan for most 2016-17 season passes purchased before the June 16 deadline with a 2% non-refundable fee per pass. To participate, simply purchase a pass with a credit card online or by phone (800-887-3257) by June 16, 2016 and pay 1/3 of the total season pass cost plus the 2% fee at the time of your order, then 1/3 will be auto-charged on August 1, 2016 and the final 1/3 will be charged on October 1, 2016.
Killington’s next door neighbor Pico Mountain recently closed its doors for the winter season, but 2016-17 My Pico Season Passes are already on sale at the lowest prices.
“We were the first resort in North America open for skiing and snowboarding this past October and we intend, like last year, to have the longest on-snow season in our region while continuing to offer perks like early access on opening day to reward our loyal season pass holders,” says Mike Solimano, president and general manager for Killington Resort. “I’m proud to offer a winter product that outlasts our competitors and fosters a diehard community of 100 Club skiers and snowboarders,” adds Solimano.
Killington lift hours are 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. midweek and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekends and peak days.
*Peak days for the 2016-17 winter season include: November 24-27, 2016; December 24, 2016-January 1, 2017; January 14-16, 2017; February 18-26, 2017.
About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountains. Killington boasts 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread across six peaks including Pico Mountain, and served by the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in Eastern North America. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course, the family-friendly Snowshed Adventure Center, 35 miles of mountain biking trails and 15 miles of hiking trails. The seemingly infinite après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 55 years. Visit www.killington.com for more information and be social with and #beast365.