Friday, May 22, 2015
4:56 pm 05/22/15--It is Memorial Day weekend, skiers and riders; the grass is green, flowers are blooming and we are still skiing and riding here in Killington. We'll start Saturday off with continuous top-to-bottom skiing on our expert level Superstar Trail, but please be advised that sometime this weekend we will likely end up with walking required. From here on out the grooming will be minimal, to preserve snow, so for Saturday morning expect just a single pass down the middle to reinforce the narrow section. We are expecting temperatures to fall below freezing Friday night, which could cause some delays Saturday morning. We will keep you updated with any delays right here, but do feel free to sleep in a bit, the best skiing and riding will take place a little later in the morning.
Looking ahead, we want to prepare you for the possibility that this will be the last weekend. As we've said all along, Mother Nature will decide when we pull the plug, and she's getting insistent. We do plan to run the lift on Monday June 1, and tickets will be complimentary on that day. There will most definitely be multiple mandatory walking sections by then but if skiing or riding in June is on your bucket list, this could be your chance. As for the weekend of May 29-31, we don't currently plan to operate because we just don't think the snow will hold up well enough to handle the weekend traffic. If cooler temperatures prevail between now and then, and the snow holds up, we will reassess closer to the weekend.
In observance of Memorial Day, all active duty, retired and honorably discharged members of the U.S. Military who visit Killington will receive a complimentary lift ticket on Monday, May 25. Just present a valid U.S. Military, U.S. Retired Military I.D., a copy of your DD214 form (photo ID required) or discharge certificate (photo ID required) at K-1 Guest Services, located in Killington Sports. Thank you for your service.
Please note that the Killington Stage Race road cycling race will be finishing in the K-1 area throughout the day on Sunday May 24. Please be aware of the cyclists and follow the directions given by course marshals.
Existing terrain is for advanced skiers and riders only. Be aware of spring conditions and thin cover; ski or ride with care.
The Killington Golf Course is open this weekend as well, offering the unique opportunity to ski, ride, and golf all in the same day. Special early season pricing is as follows: $30 for 18 holes, $20 for 9 holes, $10 for cart rental, all prices subject to tax. As always, the price of your round can be deducted from the price of a Golf Season Pass.
K-1 Lodge will be open through Monday too, offering tickets, rentals and guest services from Killington Sports (lower level). Food and beverage service will be available at K-1 Cafe, with Mahogany Ridge and Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars open for all your apres ski needs, including live music on Saturday and Sunday.
The Superstar Express Quad will run 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Memorial Day. Stay tuned right here for updates.
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