Weekend Recap and Looking Ahead
Posted November 13, 2012
An inside look at last weekend (November 10-11), an outlook of our expansion plan, and highlighting Joseph Sargent, one of the co-founders of Killington Resort from Mike Solimano, Killington Resort's new President and General Manager.
The snowmaking crew delivered more than we promised with great top to bottom skiing down Killink, Middle Great Northern, Middle Chute and Lower Bunny Buster without any walking. Additionally, Mouse Trap opened on Sunday providing nice bump skiing. The warm weather was enjoyed by everyone, and top to bottom skiing relieved the North Ridge Triple lift line waiting time to a maximum of nine minutes (yes, we timed it all weekend long). The bottom was getting a little thin by Monday, but we should be able to start firing up the guns again Tuesday.
As temperatures permit, we will begin to resurface existing open terrain and then continue to expand to Snowdon Mountain. Ideally, our goal is to offer green circle terrain at either Ramshead or Snowshed (preferably both) for the Thanksgiving weekend. We will keep you updated regarding our expansion progress as the weather becomes more clear. In the meantime, check out the Conditions Report for the latest updates. For those of you interested in lower ability level skiing and riding for the holiday weekend, we’ll be sending out a secondary operational Blog in the coming days. Stayed tuned.
Co-founder of Killington Resort Passed Away
I attended the funeral of Joseph Sargent, one of the co-founders of Killington Resort on Monday, November 12. I never had the pleasure of working with Joe, but based on the emotional stories from his family and friends, he showed a lot of passion for our resort and was an amazing man. The Killington community has lost a great person, and we are all very fortunate for Joe’s dedication and role in making Killington Resort what it is today. Rest in peace, Joe.
Peg TV Interview
For those of you who are interested in learning our vision of Killington Resort and surrounding communities as well as thoughts on winter tourism, check out Peg TV’s Insight interview that aired November 7. This episode is hosted by Royal Barnard who is joined by fellow media panelists Alan Keays and Polly Lynn for a discussion about Killington Resort. Just to warn you, it is 30 minutes long so be prepared to settle in for a little while.
Our goal is to continue to exceed our guest expectations. We are diligently working to make Killington Resort a place where our staff and our customers are proud to call "home”. I welcome comments on any areas where we may fall short on this goal. (You can also send us praise if you wish). Please email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org with your feedback. I commit to reply to all emails sent to me.