Killington 101 :: Top Ten Tips and Tricks for the Best BMMC
Posted April 3, 2014
The Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge is the stuff of Killington legend, and whether you’re there for the bumps, the BBQ or the beautiful spring snow, it’s all good. For those who’ve never joined us before, hit too many bumps to remember, or are curious about what’s new , check out our Top Ten Tips and Tricks for making the best of The Beast on this very special weekend.
1. The parking lot is only so big.
Plan ahead and carpool or arrive early. Bear Mountain’s parking gates will open at 6:30 a.m. Saturday to set up for the day. They’ll be locked Friday at 5:00 p.m., so don’t bother trying to sneak in the day before.
2. Skiing and riding, as always, recommended.
This Saturday, we’ll spin the lifts until 5:00 p.m. so you can get where you need to go. Traveling on snow from another base area will cut down on evening traffic, so long as you give yourself enough time to get back to home base.
3. Let the shuttles love you back.
The BAT shuttles will run starting at 8:00 a.m. to get you from base lodge to base lodge, and local transportation will be available in the evening at an additional charge. So if you’re too spent after a long day to ski, ride, or drive, we’ve got you covered.
4. Drinking is fun*, but please, please be responsible.
*Vermont State Law is our friend and yours. Personal consumption and access to our beer garden (with prime stage views) is of course permitted to age-appropriate guests. But leave your kegs, illegal drugs and substances, and desire to dispense alcohol to others at home. None of these things are allowed. Don’t even think about it.
5. Leave the dogs, donkeys, hamsters and fuzzy friends at home.
The only animal permitted this weekend is Bear. We can’t ensure safety of either people or animals if the critters run wild at Bear Mountain. Give Butterball an extra treat and let him have a nap; you’ll both have more fun.
6. Phones are not always your friend.
Cell service at Bear Mountain can be limited. Plan ahead, and party like it’s 1999.
7. Fire bad.
Bonfires, fire pits and fireworks are not allowed. Don’t do it.
8. Your mom's not here. Even if she is, she won’t clean up your mess.
We’ll have dumpsters and trash cans available. Please help us keep Bear Mountain beautiful and put them to good use.
9. Smoking, if that’s your thing, is better in the parking lot.
In fact, it’s only permitted in the parking lot, as per Killington’s Smoking Policy. The more you know.
10. Security and Sheriffs will be here to ensure your good times.
Much like your other friends, everyone is here to have a most excellent weekend. Here's to the best BMMC yet!
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