Conditions Update, 3.28.12
Posted March 28, 2012
Our commitment to providing a good season of skiing and riding starts at the beginning of the year by getting open as early as possible with good trail coverage. Our investment in the Peak Walkway and subsequently being the first to open this year (Oct. 29) and an early opening last year are evidence of our commitment.
Despite the record setting and above average temperatures most of the winter, we made as much snow this year as we have in any of the past four years. But, with the warmer temps we were not able to cover as many runs. Still, our Mountain Operations Team provided very good surface conditions in most of the weather scenarios we were dealt this season.
Now that we have colder snow temperatures, the grooming crew can begin pushing up and improving the extra snow we have made on Superstar for spring skiing. We will not be making snow in the temp window that is currently on us. The amount that could be made, the duration of cold temperatures and the subsequent expense to produce this low quantity of snow does not make business sense.
While we understand that not all of our loyal guests will be happy with every tough decision we have had to make this season, we hope that our guests can reflect on the season as a whole and see the hard work Killington has done to make this season an enjoyable one. As of today, no other resort in the East has provided more ski/ride days this season than Killington Resort. We think that speaks volumes about our commitment to our guests and pass holders. We will remain open through April or until Mother Nature says no more.
Please check out the daily Snow Report for the latest information regarding conditions, trail count, hours of operation, etc.