Miles upon Miles of Terrain, New Parks
Posted January 10, 2013
With six peaks covered in snow, we're offering the most open terrain in Vermont for every ability level this weekend. Whether it’s your first time on snow or you’re into cruising the groomers, bashing bumps, tree skiing or hitting up park features, we’ve got you covered and then some. Get ready for an action-packed weekend of good times on and off the snow.
Free Lift Ticket with Every Helmet Purchased Jan. 19-27
Posted January 10, 2013 - 1 Comment
Killington Resort is offering skiers and riders one free lift ticket with the purchase of a new helmet at any Killington Sports location to promote National Safety Awareness Week, January 19-27. In partnership with the National Ski Areas Association, Killington encourages slope safety awareness with special events, giveaways and contests that help educate skiers and riders about responsible behavior on the slopes.
Rockered + Cambered Skis: Demystified
Posted January 9, 2013
If you look the side profile of a cambered ski sitting base down on a flat surface, say a shop bench, the waist will be elevated in the middle and gradually slope down until it reaches the tip and tail contact points. Apply downward pressure on the middle of a cambered ski and you will feel it flex to flat. Remove your weight and it springs back up. That is camber, and the recoil you feel is the reason positive camber is known for “pop”, whether launching out of the pipe or boosting a “Slow!” sign.
Snowmaking on Lower Double Dipper & more!
Posted January 3, 2013
Happy 2013! Killington Resort has kicked off the New Year with over three feet of new snow (three feet!), new trails (we’re skiing in the trees and making turns on Outer Limits), a new park will open (hint: it’s an all-natural terrain park) and new lift opening times! Starting Saturday, January 5 through the remainder of the 2012-13 winter season, key lifts will open at 8:00 a.m. on weekends and peak days. If you haven’t already, now would be a good time to cheer.
Updated Lift opening times, The Beast wakes up early
Posted January 2, 2013 - 15 Comments
Last spring, we announced that all lifts will open at 8:30 a.m. for weekends and peak days. This decision was made based on the fact that there are many operational logistics to opening early and many of our competitors are moving in this direction (and of course it would save us some money).
After feedback from our guests, we tweaked the lift operations mode in the fall to have the K-1 Express Gondola and the North Ridge Triple open at 8:00 a.m. with all other lifts opening at 8:30 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. While many people appreciated our efforts to add back these lifts at the 8:00 a.m. opening, there are still inconveniences faced by guests due to this staggered lift mode.
As a result, we have decided to return to last year’s lift operating mode. Starting Saturday, January 5, 2013, our New Year’s resolution is to open at least one lift in all areas of Killington at 8:00 a.m. on weekends and peak days. Yes, we’re bringing back The Beast!
Killington Offers Discounted Learn to Ski or Ride Lessons in January
Posted January 1, 2013
In conjunction with the National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, Killington Resort offers Learn To Ski or Ride lessons for under $30.
Killington Resort is offering 1-day Learn To Ski and 1-day Burton Learn To Ride packages for $29 valid Sunday-Friday for January 2013. Killington’s Learn To Ski or Ride packages are available for first-time skiers and riders ages 7 and up and include a lesson, rental equipment and a limited Learning Area lift ticket.
Inbounds Skiing and Riding at Killington
Posted December 31, 2012
Mother Nature has been kind to Killington Resort to the tune of nearly three feet of new snow in the last week. With the combination of snowmaking around the clock and natural snow, Ski Patrol was able to open an additional 54 trails since Wednesday, December 26 including many gladed trails like Julio, Patsy’s, Anarchy, Somewhere, Nowhere, to name a few.
New Snow, New Trails, New Lifts
Posted December 27, 2012 - 4 Comments
Pow pow, powdah, cold smoke, white gold – no matter how you say it, Thursday was a POWDER day to remember at The Beast of the East! Mother Nature dropped 18 inches of new snow, yes, as of 4:30 p.m. 18 inches blanketed the trails with powdery goodness. The new snow, gave Killington a grand total of 37 inches in the last week – what a great way to kick off the first official week of winter.