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KILLINGTON, Vt. – Thanks to the power of the world’s most extensive snowmaking system and a dedicated mountain operations staff, Killington Resort kicks off the 2009-10 ski and snowboard season Saturday at 10 a.m.

“The passion and commitment from our team has succeeded in utilizing all the tools available to them to provide our guests with this early-season opportunity,” said Chris Nyberg, Killington’s president and general manager. “Over the next 24 hours, snowmaking operations will continue and snowcats will begin working the snow surface to provide our guests the best possible opening day conditions.”

At least four trails served by two lifts off Killington Peak will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Killington will not operate Monday, November 9 through Friday, Nov. 13. Weather and snow conditions permitting, Killington may re-open on Saturday Nov. 14. Early-season lift tickets are $49 for adults (19-64), $44 for Young Adults (13-18) and Seniors (65-69) and $39 for Juniors (7-12) and Super Seniors (70+).

For opening weekend, skiers and riders will enjoy deep base depths on the upper mountain Northridge Area. Ski access to the base of K-1 will be available; however, skiers and riders are strongly encouraged to enjoy the Northridge Area and return to the K-1 base only when necessary. Some walking will be required on the bottom portion of the mountain. Season pass holders who have not received their passes in the mail may pick them up at the Snowshed Sales Center beginning at 8 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Killington will offer Blue Square (more difficult) and Black Diamond (most difficult) trails only. No Green Circle (easier) terrain will be available. The K-1 Express Gondola and the Northridge Triple Chair will operate for opening weekend.

Killington hosts its first event of the season on Saturday at the K-1 base area. The Back to SHRED Rail Jam features 60 skiers and riders grinding, jibbing and sliding for numerous prizes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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About Killington Resort
Rated as the “Favorite Eastern Resort” by the readers of Snoweast Magazine, and the No. 2 resort in the East by SKI Magazine! Killington Resort offers the most diverse ski and snowboard terrain in the east, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world complemented by numerous off-mountain activities, including après, dining, shopping and lodging options.