Spring Operations Update from Mike Solimano
Posted by Killington Resort on March 29, 2013
I wanted to give everyone an update on our plans for spring. We have had a great year with the recent natural snow combined with our extensive snowmaking, so are really set up for an amazing spring. With that said, business levels and warming spring temperatures require us to start reducing our operating mode as we move forward. Below is our planned schedule for base area and lift closings:
This weekend: (3.31.13)
Pico (entire resort); Skyeship Lodge; Skyeship Express Gondola Stage I; and Tubing will all close.
Our normal closing plan entails closing Ramshead lift this weekend, but we have decided to keep it open one extra week along with the lodge with limited services for kids programs. The Ramshead Express Quad will allow guests access to this terrain as well as the Timberline Park. After April 7, we will close Ramshead Express Quad and Lodge.
The lifts and lodge will close April 7.
This area is scheduled to close the Sunday of the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge. We have decided to open Bear one more weekend and will plan to run the Bear Mountain Quad and Skye Peak Express, April 13 & 14. (Weather permitting, of course).
We plan to keep the Needle’s Eye Express Quad and Northbrook Quad open until April 14.
K-1 & Snowdon
These areas are scheduled to be open until April 14; we may extend the K-1 Express Gondola operation beyond the 14 for an additional week if weather and snow conditions permit.
When are we staying open until?
Our current plan is to run daily operations on the Superstar Express Quad until May 5. This weekend will be highlighted by the return of the Triathlon as well as our Cinco de Mayo celebration. Then, weather permitting; we will open weekends as long as we are able to provide a reasonable skiing and riding product and guests continue to show up.
Wouldn’t it be fun to make it to June?
Make sure to mark your calendars for our Season Pass Holder Appreciation Day on April 13 at the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars for a BBQ and prizes. Check out the complete list of all spring events.
Thanks so much for all your support this year, enjoy all of our spring programming!