Killington holds many bold monikers, “Beast of the east” and “earliest in the east” to name a couple. One trip to the Vermont-based resort authenticates the mountain’s large claims. While 1,977 skiable acres leaves little room for questions, a mega mountain like Killington holds stories that extend beyond the base layer.
Have you ever wondered who de-ices K-1 on blustery cold days? How Killington became a training ground for the world’s greatest female mogul skiers? What does it take to pull off the Homelight Killington Cup? All these answers and more can be found through Killington’s newly launched 4241 Stories site and The Download Podcast, chronicling everything from first tracks to last call.
On episode #2 of The Download Podcast, “Breaking the Ice with Tim Brosnan”, listeners hear from Killington’s Mountain Maintenance Manager. Brosnan shares key insights into keeping the resort in peak operational shape and the secrets he uses to keep the lifts running, along with his team’s fixation on guest safety. The resort’s new storytelling platforms hold space for little known stories like Brosnan’s, and aim to reveal the integral role that the community plays in the creating Killington experience.
4241 Stories and The Download Podcast offer up content as fresh as their muse’s powder with new narratives and interviews arriving on a regular basis. One of the most recent articles featured on the site, showcases The Homelight Killington Cup. Having just taken place over Thanksgiving weekend, the World Cup bolstered its renowned reputation as one of the biggest alpine ski races in the sport. The resort welcomed back the event this fall, after last year’s cancellation due to covid, along with a contingent of high-profile competitors from 24 countries. The World Cup presents a special opportunity for athletes such as Mikaela Shiffrin, Nina O’Brien, and Paula Moltzan to return to their Vermont roots, highlighted in 4241 Stories’ article “Home Mountain Advantage.”