Friday, May 22, 2015
4:57 pm 05/21/15--Welcome back skiers and riders. It is Memorial Day weekend and that means four days of fun here in Killington. We'll start things off Friday with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on the expert-level Superstar Trail. In order to preserve snow we've kept the grooming to a minimum, smoothing just a single lane down the middle. The groomers have been working for the last two nights to reconnect the upper and lower sections so we will start the weekend with continuous skiing and riding, though we may have some walking required as weekend traffic takes its toll. Natural melting has reduced the size of the moguls so expect delightful medium sized bumps on Friday morning. Conditions change fast in late May so stay tuned for updates.
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. The course will open for Golf Season Pass Holders on Friday May 22, and for the public on Saturday, May 23. 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 Friday 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 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday; 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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