Friday, December 06, 2013
9:50 am 12/06/13--With the latest warm spell slipping behind us, The Beast is coiled and ready to spring back into winter mode. The snowmakers are fresh, rested, and looking forward to the wee-hours of Friday morning when conditions will again be ripe for the making of snowstorms.
Ski Patrol dropped the rope on the much anticipated Cascade trail Thursday afternoon, and for Friday you can expect the unveiling of upper Bittersweet. Snowmaking will continue on Cascade throughout the day, and spot guns will be running on some open terrain to improve base depth. Machine groomed snow will prevail on Friday with 34 trails scheduled for grooming. Key lifts will open at 9:00 a.m.
Cooler weather returning overnight brings with it the possibility of weather related lift and trail delays. Check back here for real time updates and the most accurate lift and trail information.
Upper Bunny Buster and Highline will be closed for race training; thanks in advance for your understanding. Work will continue on the Rails 2 Riches venue at the bottom of Highline, so check that out.
Speaking of Rails 2 Riches; be sure to stick around Saturday afternoon for the East Coasts's premiere rail jam. Held at the bottom of Highline, Rails 2 Riches features a roster of professional and amateur skiers and snowboarders vying for a $25,000 purse.
K-1, Snowshed, and Ramshead Base Lodges will be open this weekend with all services, including tickets, rentals, retail and food service. Snow sports lessons for all ages and abilities will be available at Snowshed and Ramshead, and learn-to carpet lifts are scheduled to operate at both base areas as well. Daycare service will be available at Ramshead.
With cooler temperatures returning, snowmakers will be back on the job Friday morning and through the weekend. Guns have been repositioned to build depth on open terrain, as well as to continue expansion toward Needles Eye and Bear Mountain. Lower Superstar and Great Eastern are the next likely targets.
All operations are weather dependent and, at this time of year, things can change unexpectedly. Keeping your browser pointed right here at killington.com is the best way to stay informed with up-to-the-minute information.
We hope that you love the mountain as much as we do, and treat it and fellow skiers and riders accordingly. Please remain in control, courteous and aware.
2013/14 Operating Day: 45