Conditions

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.

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.

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 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.

Operating Day: 53
Open Trails: 113
Open Lifts: 0
Miles of Skiing: 49
Acres of Skiing: 559
Surface Conditions: Machine groomed/Variable
New Snow 24 hours: 0.0"
New Snow 48 hours: 0.0"
New Snow 7 days: 6.0"
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