Lift service restored in less than one hour
KILLINGTON, Vt. (December 11, 2014) – Killington Resort suffered a resort-wide power outage this morning at 9:31 a.m. that affected lifts, lodges and the Killington Grand Resort Hotel.
Director of Mountain Operations Jeff Temple and his team took immediate action and dispatched crews to every lift across the resort to assess the technical situation. At the same time, Mountain Ambassadors were dispatched to all base areas to provide information to guests.
Thanks to the mountain operations team and auxiliary power to lifts, all skiers and snowboarders were safely unloaded at the upper lift terminals between 9:43 and 10:05 a.m.
The K-1 Base Lodge regained electric power at 10:06 a.m. and as power was restored resort-wide, lifts reopened to the public as early as 10:19 a.m.
“I’m proud of our mountain operations staff for taking quick and decisive action to get guests safely up the mountain. Significant snowfall helps skiing conditions but also presents serious challenges,” says Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort. “My heart goes out to the many Vermonters still without power, and my gratitude goes to Green Mountain Power, the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Vermont State Police for their critical utility and travel support,” adds Solimano.
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