Sunday, April 19, 2015

7:57 am 04/19/15--Welcome to another beautiful spring day in Killington. It doesn't get much better than sunny skies and temperatures in the 50s so grab some sunscreen and take advantage of the last lift operating day at Bear Mountain and Needles Eye. We may be saying goodbye to three lifts for the season but The Beast is far from done. The upper Mountain will continue be served by the K-1 Express through April 26 and the Superstar Express is still looking good for June.

Please note that while parking is available at Bear Mountain, there are no ticket sales there. If you need to purchase a day ticket, please park at the K-1 Base Area.

Feel free to get a leisurely start today because the best skiing and riding will start mid-morning when the warmth of the sun has had a chance to counteract the overnight chill. Some trails might be a little scratchy at first chair but everything should soften nicely in the sun. Superstar, Cascade, and East Fall will be among the 43 trails freshly groomed but we'll leave the moguls on plenty of trails too, like Double Dipper, Outer Limits, and Northstar. Lifts are scheduled from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Open terrain is for intermediate and advanced skiers only. Be aware of spring conditions and thin cover; ski or ride with care. Food and beverage, retail, rental, repair, and lift tickets are available at the K-1 Base Lodge and food and drinks are available daily at the Peak Lodge. Group Lessons have ended for the season but private lessons can be purchased at K-1 guest services through April 19.

As a spring bonus the K-1 Express Gondola and Peak lodge will operate for an extra week, through April 26. The K-1 Express, Snowdon Quad and Superstar Express lifts will operate until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday April 25 and thereafter the Superstar Express will operate until 5:00 p.m. on each day that it is scheduled.

Get all the details regarding The Beast's spring operations on the Insider Blog.

Killington Parks
Head for the Stash and Dream Maker Parks, freshly rebuilt for one last weekend, or hit the Superstar Rail Yards 6 fresh features. The Killington Parks crew is offering a total of 40 features this weekend.

Operating Day: 168

Open Trails: 86
Open Lifts: 7
Miles of Skiing: 32
Acres of Skiing: 1120
Surface Conditions: Machine Groomed/Loose Granular
New Snow 24 hours: 0.0"
New Snow 48 hours: 0.0"
New Snow 7 days: 0.0"
Average Base Depth: 30.0" - 40.0"
Total Season Snowfall: 195.0"
Base Areas: K-1: Open ×

Dining / Après

Cooper's Coffee: Season Ended
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: Closed ×

Dining / Après

Snowshed Food Court: Season Ended
The Long Trail Pub: Season Ended
Vermont Fresh Cafe: Season Ended
Ledgewood Yurt on Northbrook Trail: Season Ended

Retail / Rental

Bag Check: Season Ended
Killington Sports Shop: Season Ended
Equipment Rental & Service: Season Ended
Ramshead: Closed ×

Dining / Après

Ramshead Food Court: Season Ended

Retail / Rental

Bag Check: Season Ended
Killington Sports Shop: Season Ended
Equipment Rental & Service: Season Ended
Bear Mountain: Closed ×

Dining / Après

Bear Mountain Bar: Season Ended
Bear Mountain Food Court: Season Ended

Retail / Rental

Killington Sports Shop: Season Ended
Equipment Rental & Service: Season Ended
Skyeship: Closed ×

Dining / Après

Skyebar: Season Ended
Skyeship Food Court: Season Ended
Vista Deck on Great Eastern Trail: Season Ended


Killington Sports Shop: Season Ended
Rates: Adults (19-64): $74.00
Youth (7-18): $57.00
Senior (65-79): $63.00
Parks & Pipes Dream Maker: Groomed AM  - 14 features
The Stash: Groomed AM  - 20 features
Easy Street: Closed
Minipipe: Closed
NeffLand: Closed
Superpipe: Closed
Timberline: Closed
Uphill Travel Open