Killington Resort Mourns the Loss of Employee


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Killington Resort Employee Passes Away After Accident

KILLINGTON, Vt. (January 8, 2017) – On Saturday, January 7, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Jeffery K. Chalk, a Killington employee working in the lift maintenance department, was found unconscious by a fellow employee at the Skyeship Gondola Mid-Station maintenance building. Chalk, age 53, was transported to Rutland Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:33 p.m.

"All of us here at Killington Resort are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and co-worker. We extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to Jeff’s family and friends during this very difficult time. Jeff worked tirelessly throughout his 28 year career to ensure lifts operated safely and reliably. He will be missed by coworkers and guests alike.” said Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort.

Killington Resort is working with the Vermont State Police and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in the ongoing investigation.


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 for more information.

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