Friday, December 19, 2014
4:37 pm 12/18/14--Consistently cooler temperatures are back in the forecast for Killington and that means Killington snowmakers can get back to doing what they do best. The focus for the next 24 hours is bolstering base depth on Double Dipper, Skye Burst, Needles Eye, and Bear Claw. Spot guns will also be set up around the mountain, improving surface quality in high traffic areas.
Bear Mountain is back for Friday and the Skye Peak Express Quad is scheduled to debut, allowing skiers and riders access to Bear and the rest of the mountain. 51 trails are on the grooming plan, including all the usual suspects like Superstar, East Fall, Bittersweet, High Road and Snowshed. Vertigo is on the list too so if steep corduroy flips your switch, head there first thing.
Twelve lifts are scheduled, with key lifts turning from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The Killington Parks Crew brings you not one, not two, but three parks: Easy Street with 7 features in the Lil' Stash for progressing riders, Reason with 6 features at North Ridge and Mouse Run Park with 20 features at the top of Snowdon. Timberline is up next, and stay tuned - the snow guns have been blasting The Stash top to bottom.
Bear Mountain, Snowshed 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. Ramshead Base Lodge will only be open for youth Snow Sports Lessons and the Friendly Penguin Child Care Center Monday through Friday, but will be open with full services on the weekend.
Remember, your Killington lift pass grants you access to Pico Mountain too. Combined, the two resorts are currently offering 178 trails over 70 miles of open terrain - the most open terrain in the East. Get the details at picomountain.com.
We make sure to open first each year for a reason. The first 40 days of the longest season in the East are already behind us.
Operating Day: 47