Thursday, December 12, 2013
4:38 pm 12/12/13--Friday is December 13th which makes it...Friday the 13th. Scary, we know, but do not fear, skiers and riders; The Beast has your back!
Single digit temps mean you'll want to layer up, but they also mean that snowmakers are laying it on thick. And they're laying it on wide too, as in, all the way from Header to Panic Button and back. For your Friday the 13th snow sliding pleasure The Beast will be expanding into the Needles Eye area. Look for ropes to drop on Panic Button, Great Eastern, Needles Eye, and Highroad. The Northbrook Quad will make its debut on Friday too, and key lifts will spin at 9:00 a.m. The excitement doesn't stop there, either, as we look for expansion to continue into Saturday with Cruise Control, Header, and the Needles Eye Express Quad opening up. We're talking more miles, and acres, and trails, and lifts here people! It's going to be a great weekend to ski and ride The Beast.
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 Friday, Bunny Buster will be closed for racing and training. Upper East Fall, Highline, and Upper Double Dipper will also be closed from 9:00-12:00 for 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 will kick off the Season for Season Pass Holders and Express card Holders on Friday, December 13, and for the public on Saturday, December 14. 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: 50