More Trails, More Lifts and More Snowmaking
Posted November 15, 2012
We’ve said to before and we’ll say it again, our snowmakers are AWESOME! Since Tuesday, temperatures have stayed low at Killington, allowing out snowmakers to pile up snow in the North Ridge area and expand production on Cascade Headwall, Upper Bunny Buster, Mouse Run, Mountain Training Stations on Snowdon as well as Upper Skyelark and Bittersweet on Skye Peak (just to name a few).
And that’s just the beginning! For this weekend, we expect to have the four lifts spinning including the K-1 Express Gondola, North Ridge Triple along with the Snowdon Triple and the Snowdon Poma so skiers and riders can get their first turns of the season on upper Snowdon Mountain. You guessed it correctly, this weekend Killington will be offering top to bottom skiing and riding on primarily advanced terrain.
There is no beginner terrain available for this weekend. However, as long as temperatures permit, we anticipate snowmaking production to start on Ramshead and Snowshed early next week. So think cold and definitely think snow.
Additionally, the early season terrain park is open with ten features on Reason. Let the park lapping begin. Speaking of parks, we’re kicking off the winter event season with the Loaded Turkey Rail Jam Sunday, November 18. Spots are still available for skiers/riders chance to throw down their best tricks. Winners will walk away with a turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing. The prizes don’t stop there; overall winners will automatically score a spot in the upcoming Rails 2 Riches December 8 and compete for a $20,000 cash purse. Please note Upper Downdraft will be closed for the rail jam, thank you in advance for your understanding.
The K-1 Express Gondola is scheduled to open at 8:00 a.m. followed by the North Ridge Triple. Then at 9:00 a.m. the Snowdon Triple and Snowdon Poma will be open. The K-1 Lodge will be open and so will the Dog Sled at the base of the North Ridge Triple Chair. For this weekend, lift tickets will be $59 for adults (19-64), $50 for seniors (65+) and $43 for youth (7-18). For the latest updates, check out the Conditions Report. Otherwise, we'll see you on the trails.