Conditions

Saturday, December 27, 2014

5:00 pm 12/26/14--Mother Nature is playing hard to get, skiers and riders, but the Beast is a determined... well, Beast. Marginal temperatures are forcing the snowmakers to higher elevations but they will keep making snow on Rime, Upper Chute, and Bear Trax until rising temps finally shut them down Saturday morning. While warm air silences the snow guns Saturday and Sunday, snowmakers will still be hard at work, setting up equipment for their next objective: resurfacing open terrain and marching down Great Eastern toward Skyeship Base Lodge. Stay tuned.

The groomers are pulling out all the stops Friday night, flattening and buffing the usual suspects and a few surprise trails that rarely see the underside of a snowcat. Old Superstar is on the list, and so are Escapade, Upper Great Bear, and Dream Maker Headwall. All easier terrain will also be groomed, including Swirl, and Header. In all, 76 trails are slated for grooming and thats just about as many trails as 2 shifts of grooming operators can possibly manage before the lifts turn at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

19 lifts are scheduled to turn and key lifts will operate from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Terrain Parks
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.

Tubing Park
The Tubing Park is open for the season! Weekend hours are 10:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Sunday. Get the full schedule and all the details here.

Base Lodges
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 100 trails totaling nearly 50 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.

Operating Day: 55
Open Trails: 91
Open Lifts: 16
Miles of Skiing: 41
Acres of Skiing: 460
Surface Conditions: Machine Groomed/Granular
New Snow 24 hours: 0.0"
New Snow 48 hours: 0.0"
New Snow 7 days: 3.0"
Average Base Depth: 16.0" - 24.0"
Total Season Snowfall: 61.0"
Base Areas: K-1: Open ×

Dining / Après

Cooper's Coffee: Open
K-1 Cafe: Open
Mahogony Ridge Bar: Open
Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar & Deck: Open

Retail / Rental

Bag Check: Open
Killington Sports Shop: Open
Equipment Rental & Service: Open
Peak Lodge: Open Snowshed: Open ×

Dining / Après

Snowshed Food Court: Open
The Long Trail Pub: Open
Vermont Fresh Cafe: Open
Ledgewood Yurt on Northbrook Trail: Weekends/Peak

Retail / Rental

Bag Check: Open
Killington Sports Shop: Open
Equipment Rental & Service: Open
Ramshead: Open ×

Dining / Après

Ramshead Food Court: Open

Retail / Rental

Bag Check: Open
Killington Sports Shop: Open
Equipment Rental & Service: Open
Bear Mountain: Open ×

Dining / Après

Bear Mountain Bar: Open
Bear Mountain Food Court: Open

Retail / Rental

Killington Sports Shop: Open
Equipment Rental & Service: Open
Skyeship: Closed  - Open late Dec. ×

Dining / Après

Skyebar: Closed
Skyeship Food Court: Closed
Vista Deck on Great Eastern Trail: Closed

Retail / Rental

Killington Sports Shop: Closed
Rates: Adults (19-64): $92.00
Youth (7-18): $71.00
Senior (65-79): $78.00
Parks & Pipes Easy Street: Groomed AM  - 10 Features including Lil' Stash
Mouse Run: Groomed AM  - 22 Features.
Reason: Groomed AM  - no features
Dream Maker: Closed  - Anticipated Mid January
Minipipe: Closed
Neff Land Park: Closed  - Anticipated Late December
The Stash: Closed  - Anticipated Early January
Timberline: Closed  - Anticipated Mid December
Uphill Travel Open