Friday, December 06, 2013
4:00 pm 12/06/13--Keep your fingers crossed that the weatherman is right, skiers and riders. 2-4 inches of light and fluffy natural snow would nicely complement the goods that Killington snowmakers are piling up right now. With temps finally and firmly in the snowmaking sweet-spot, good things are happening at Killington.
Snowmaking has already begun on higher elevation terrain such as Cascade, East Fall, middle Superstar, and upper Skye Lark. Those trails will likely remain under the guns through the day on Saturday. Spot guns will also run Saturday to add depth on open terrain, and every open trail will get a visit from the grooming crew on Friday night. Key lifts are scheduled to spin at 8:00 a.m. for your corduroy slashing pleasure.
Reason trail will be closed for race training on Saturday, and Highline will be closed for Rails 2 Riches. Thanks in advance for your understanding.
Speaking of Rails 2 Riches; be sure to stick around Saturday afternoon for the East Coast's premiere rail jam. Held at the bottom of Highline, Rails 2 Riches features a roster of top professional and amateur skiers and snowboarders vying for a $25,000 purse. You will not want to miss it.
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 starting Friday and continuing 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, Needles Eye, 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