Friday, December 13, 2013
4:32 pm 12/13/13--Friday the 13th was anything but unlucky, skiers and riders. It delivered a welcome, though unexpected, 5 inches of ultra-light SNOW. That's 5 inches and counting too, because its still coming down. Of course, Killington snowmakers do not stop working when it snows, that would be silly, so they kept hammering out their own version of light and white. The ropes will fall, oh yes, they will fall. For Saturday we will add upper and lower Cruise Control, Header, Mountain Training Stations, and upper Royal Flush. Keep your browser pointed here at killington.com for breaking news on opening terrain. We will head into Saturday with 51 trails, 45 of them groomed, snaking their way down 23 miles of skiing and riding. 13 lifts are scheduled to bring you back to the top, with key lifts turning at 8:00 a.m.
You know what else are exciting, skiers and riders? Snowstorms are exciting. And we are so excited to be tracking our first real snowstorm of the season. Keep your fingers crossed for a genuine powder day on Sunday. We'll keep you posted.
If you only read this report in hopes of reading something about the parks, listen up. Mouse Run Park has been completely reconfigured with fresh snowmaking, a new jump, and two new features bringing the total to 23. That's nearly two-dozen lovingly crafted features! Enjoy.
On Saturday, Bunny Buster and Highline will be closed for race training. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Pico Mountain at Killington
Access even more terrain with just one lift ticket this weekend as we open top to bottom skiing and riding at Pico Mountain! Pico is open for the season! See picomountain.com for all the details.
K-1, Snowshed, and Ramshead Base Lodges will be open this week 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 at both base areas as well.
The weather for the week will be cold, so snowmaking and terrain expansion will charge ahead. Ski hard. Stay warm.
2013/14 Operating Day: 52