Killington 101 :: Tips and Tricks for Spring Operations
Posted March 27, 2014
Updated April 11, 2014.
Spring is here, skiers and riders, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll want as much of it as you can get – soft snow, blue skies and happy hours await, after all. Our team’s made more snow, groomed more trails, and powered through more planning than ever to keep you making turns for the longest season in the East. Check out our tips and tricks for making the most of the sunniest season.
1. Lifts spinning later means more soft snow and sunny afternoons.
Chilly nights and warm afternoons are what spring in Vermont is all about, and we want you to get out on soft snow as much as possible. We’ll be spinning key lifts until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays (March 29, April 5, and April 12). Plus, starting Sunday, April 13, 2014, the Superstar Express Quad will spin until 5:00 p.m. every day!
P.S. - We've extended K-1 Gondola operations (regular hours) through April 20, 2014, just for more turns, so come and get it.
2. Get comfortable at K-1 Base Lodge.
We wish every lodge could stay open until the last bump melts, but in order to keep the mountain experience excellent, base area schedules will begin shrinking so we can focus on the places where you most want to be. For the next few weekends, plan ahead for your home base. Remember, K-1 Base Lodge, Mahogany Ridge and the Umbrella Bars will be there for you until the very last chair of the season.
OPEN LODGES FOR UPCOMING WEEKENDS
April 12-13: Bear Mountain, Snowshed, Killington Peak and K-1
April 14 and beyond: Killington Peak (conditions permitting), K-1
3. Dust off your grill and stay tuned to the events calendar.
There are good things going on at Killington straight into May! With the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge on April 5-6, the Hibernation Park Jam on April 12-13, and Pond Skimming on April 19-20, it’s time to get celebrating.
4. Check the conditions report – even after you’ve checked the weather.
No one wants to waste time getting to a base lodge, lift or favorite trail just to find it closed, so check in before you hit the slopes and plan your day accordingly. As always, Mother Nature is in charge, and mountain operations can change without much notice.
5. Spring skiing is hot – have fun!