Saturday, November 22, 2014

4:46 pm 11/21/14--
Miles and miles of open terrain await you at the Beast this weekend - in fact, more miles of skiing and riding than any other Eastern resort. And with more trails and lifts opening daily, Killington is definitely the place to be for the Thanksgiving holiday.

An isolated snow squall dumped a couple inches of fresh snow on the Beast Friday, a welcome addition to the massive effort our snowmaking crew put in this week. Look for two new lifts and a whole new mountain area to open up on Saturday as the Beast unveils the Superstar Express Quad, serving Skye Peak, and the Canyon Quad, serving the Canyon and Northridge areas. We'll kick things off at 8:00 a.m. with 24 groomed trails, and several more trails, Skyelark and Bittersweet among them, will open mid-morning as we fire up those two fresh lifts. Do not forget that the early season Reason Park has 8 pro quality features that are maintained daily. Key Lifts operate from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and peak dates.

Please note that available terrain is for advanced skiers and riders; no easier terrain is available at this time.

Lodges and Services
For the Weekend of 11/22-11/23 all ticket sales, food and beverage service, rental, repair, retail, and snowsports lessons are available at the K-1 Base Lodge, which opens: 30 minutes prior to the lifts. At this time only private lessons are available and those lessons can be purchased at the K-1 Guest Services desk. The season pass office at Snowshed Base Lodge is open for pass purchase and pick up daily. Food and beverage service are also available at the Peak Lodge, which is accessible from the K-1 express Gondola and open 10:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Check out our Holiday 101Page for all the latest info on lifts, lodges, and services.

Want to know how we open so early? Check out the Insider Blog for an insider's perspective.

Operating Day: 20
Open Trails: 25
Open Lifts: 6
Miles of Skiing: 8
Acres of Skiing: 88
Surface Conditions: Machine Groomed/ Packed Powder
New Snow 24 hours: 2.0"
New Snow 48 hours: 2.0"
New Snow 7 days: 3.0"
Average Base Depth: 8.0" - 16.0"
Total Season Snowfall: 9.0"
On-Mountain Lodges: K-1: Open
Snowshed: Closed  - Open late Nov.
Ramshead: Closed  - Open late Nov.
Bear Mountain: Closed  - Open late Dec.
Skyeship: Closed  - Open late Dec.
Rates: Adults (19-64): $64.00
Youth (7-18): $49.00
Senior (65-79): $54.00
Parks & Pipes Reason: Groomed AM  - 8 features.
Dream Maker: Closed
Easy Street: Closed
Minipipe: Closed
Neff Land Park: Closed
The Stash: Closed
Timberline: Closed
Uphill Travel Closed