Thursday, December 25, 2014
5:26 am 12/25/14--The weather has been a little warmer and wetter than we like here in Killington but don't be discouraged, skiers and riders; the snow is still deep and soft, the terrain is still plentiful, and the Beast is bursting with holiday spirit! The weatherman is calling for a drier day on Thursday so round up your friends and family and make some Christmas turns at Killington.
Killington's mountain ops team has ridden this rodeo before, so they know a thing or two about responding to non-winter weather events. They'll keep the grooming to a minimum to preserve snow quality during the storm and allow warm air temps to keep the snow surface soft. We will groom 28 trails with an emphasis on easier terrain, plus Bittersweet and Cruise Control for diehard corduroy fans. The temperature is expected to drop through the day Thursday and snowmakers will be standing by, ready to fire up guns just as soon as the weather allows. High elevation targets like Superstar Headwall, Upper Skyelark, Rime, and Reason will be the first priority.
12 lifts are scheduled to turn and key lifts will operate from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The Beast offers 2 full featured parks to keep you jibbing and jumping all day: Easy Street with 15 features plus the Lil' Stash for progressing riders and Mouse Run Park with 22 features at the top of Snowdon. The Stash is coming online very soon and the Kparks crew is working on a fourth park on Timberline, so stay tuned.
Bear Mountain, Snowshed, Ramshead, and K-1 Base Lodges are open with all services, and the Peak Lodge is open daily with food and drink service from one hour after the lifts open until 3:00 p.m.
Remember, your Killington lift pass grants you access to Pico Mountain too. Combined, the two resorts are currently offering over 170 trails totaling 60+ miles of open terrain - the most in the East. Get the details at picomountain.com.
We open first each year for a reason. The first 50 days of the longest season in the East are already behind us, so we offer you 50 Shades of Beast.
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