New Snow, New Trails, New Lifts
Posted December 27, 2012
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.
And it gets better (seriously!), Killington was issued a Winter Storm Warning through Friday, December 28 until 7:00 a.m. Hopefully you’re already here, but if not, wax your gear, load your car and start driving to Killington - after all you deserve to play in the snow too.
New snow, means new trails and lifts!
Skyeship Express Gondola Stage I will debut (Stage II opened Thursday) at 9:00 a.m. with Great Eastern and Home Stretch cruising down to the bottom. Yep, over 3,000 vertical feet of skiing and riding are waiting for you. Also, Sunrise Village Triple will spin at 10:00 a.m. giving skiers and riders the choice of Bear View and Sundog. Killington will be offering skiing and riding on over 50 miles of open terrain spread across six peaks!
Snowmaking continues across on Bear Mountain’s Dream Maker and Killington Peak’s Lower Downdraft. Our snowmakers will continue to work around the clock as long as temperatures permit, so stay tuned for new trails opening on your favorite peak.
The early season terrain park is open with 21 features and three jumps. Plus, snowmaking will begin soon in The Stash, so stay tuned for more details. Additionally, we'll have 17 lifts, the K-1 Express Gondola and North Ridge Triple are scheduled to spin at 8:00 a.m. for first tracks. All other lifts start spinning at 8:30 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.
Lift tickets will be $88 for adults (19-64), $75 for seniors (65+) and $68 for youths (7-18). Be sure to check out the Conditions Report for the latest information regarding operating hours, trail, lift and weather information or check out photos to see what the conditions look like.