Killington Resort, VT, Opens to Season Pass Holders on Friday | First Resort in the East to Open

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Winter at The Beast is here! Credit: Killington

Winter at The Beast is here! This week, Killington Resort, VT, took advantage of lower temperatures and a dusting of natural snow by firing up their snowguns to prepare Superstar for the HomeLight Killington Cup and North Ridge for Killington’s classic early-season trails.

Thanks to the cold weather, and their hard-working snowmakers, the resort announced yesterday that they would be opening on Friday, November 5th. They will be the first resort in the east to spin its lifts.

Friday will be for season pass and Ikon Pass holders before the resort opens to the public on Saturday. The North Ridge Quad will run from 10 aFriday’s3:45 pm, and the K1 Gondola will run until 3 pm. Friday’s skiers will be eKillington’s complimentary lunch.

Stay tuned to Killington’s conditions page on for all the updates.

Winter starts when we say so. And that time is (almost) here.

The 2021/22 season kicks off Friday, November 5th, thanks to hard work from our snowmakers during this cold snap. The K-1 Express Gondola and North Ridge Quad will spin starting Friday at 10:00 am for Killington and Ikon Passholders only. Come join the stoke! Not a passholder? Grab your pass today! Lift tickets are available to the public starting on Saturday, November 6th, with the best rates if you buy in advance on

Skiing and riding on Rime and Reason will be accessed via the Peak Walkway. Conditions will be for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders only; no beginner terrain will be available. Last upload on the K-1 Gondola will be at 3:00 pm, last chair on North Ridge will be at 3:45 pm, with all skiers and riders downloading on the K-1 Gondola to wrap up the day. See the conditions report at for all the details.

Passholders will be treated to a complimentary lunch on Friday, at either the K-1 Cafe, Peak Lodge, or the Subie Shack located at the base of the North Ridge Quad. Subaru owners, show your car keys at the tent next to the Subie Shack for some awesome (and free) Subaru Swag.

The stoke is here, will you be? See you Friday!

– Killington Resort

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Killington Resort 21/22 trail map.

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