Snowmaking 'Round the Clock = New Trails & Park
Posted November 29, 2012
As we wrap the final days of November and prepare for December, let’s take moment to thank our hardworking Mountain Operations Team – they truly are rock stars. Why are they so awesome, you wonder? Their hard work allowed Killington Resort to be the first ski resort in the East to open (again) for skiing and riding on October 13-14 for our Pass Holder Appreciation Weekend and daily on November 5. We currently have ten miles of open terrain for all ability levels (that’s the most mileage in the East) and we’re making snow on four peaks right now. Which means…more trails will be opening for this weekend!
This week’s low temperatures have been amazing for snowmaking production. We’ve been cranking the guns on Lower East Fall on Killington Peak, Superstar and Lower Skyelark on Skye Peak, Highline Race Trail, Upper and Lower Chute and Frolic on Snowdon Mountain, Easy Street and Header on Ramshead Mountain and Snowshed Slope – just to name a few.
While trails are primarily advanced off Killington Peak, Skye Peak and Snowdon Mountain, green circle or beginner terrain can be found at Ramshead Mountain and Snowshed. Snowmaking on Snowshed Slope and Easy Street is underway and expected to open for Saturday. Speaking of other new trails for this weekend, add Superstar, Highline and Highlander to the list as well.
More snowmaking, more trails, and drum roll please – a new park! Our talented Park Crew will take over Mouse Run to build a new early season park on Friday (thank you in advance for your patience and understanding of temporarily closing the trail), so be sure to drop in on Saturday to check out the new set up.
Expect to see as many as ten lifts spinning this weekend including the Magic Carpets at Snowshed and Ramshead. The K-1 Express Gondola will open at 8:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, other key lifts will spin at 8:30 a.m.
We will continue to making snow and expand terrain as long as conditions permit. Be sure to check out the Conditions Report for the latest information regarding operating hours, trail, lift and weather information or check out photos to see what the conditions look like.
Here’s a sneak peak of what’s happening in the Canyon Area:
The snow is piled on Lower East Fall, and waiting for the final testing on the new Canyon Quad return lift terminal redesign. Conditions permitting, snowmaking will continue to expand to Cascade Runout and allow us to open Lower East Fall. So stay tuned for the debut of Lower East Fall, Cascade Runout, and of course, the Canyon Quad.