Killington Resort was the first mountain to open in the East for the 2023/24 season this past weekend and is gearing up for another great season. “The Beast in the East” has a lot planned for this upcoming season with a lot of events and entertainment throughout this winter and spring. In a press release, Killington announced:
KILLINGTON, Vt. (November 7, 2023) – Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America and a POWDR company, is ready for winter with a jam-packed event series kicking off with the Loaded Turkey Rail Jam on November 18 and concluding with VT Green Up Day on May 4. After that, Killington’s lifts will continue to spin as long as the snow lasts, with eyes on a multi-sport Memorial Day weekend and June skiing and riding.
On November 24-26, Killington Resort will host the biggest event of the year, The Stifel Killington Cup, with performances by nationally touring acts Young the Giant, Matisyahu, Mix Master Mike, and 220 KID. Double brit-nominated, multi-platinum-selling songwriter and producer 220 KID will play Friday evening as part of the athlete bib presentation and fireworks display, and again on Saturday night at the Wobbly Barn. Grammy-award-winning DJ Mix Master Mike brings his skillful, hard-hitting scratch work to the Beast between runs on Nov. 25, and headlining on Saturday after the race is the critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum-selling artist Young the Giant. The music wraps up with a set by Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, rapper, and alternative rock musician Matisyahu before the best female Giant Slalom skiers in the world take their final run on Sunday.
“There’s never a dull moment during the longest season in the East,” says Michael Sutcliffe, Events & Sponsorship Manager at Killington Resort. “The Killington Cup music lineup is not to be missed and a great way to get warmed up for classics such as Subaru Winterfest, Mini Shred Madness and the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge. We are also thrilled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Slash and Berm!”
2023-24 Winter Events Lineup (subject to change)
November 18: Loaded Turkey Rail Jam
The kick-off to the freestyle season brings the best skiers and riders from around New England to compete on a custom set-up by the Woodward Parks crew.
November 24-26: Stifel Killington Cup
Witness the best female alpine skier racers in the world compete at break-neck speeds, enjoy live music from national acts and so much more.
December 2: Hike & Hang 3.0
Ski and socialize with Alex Hackel in the early season Woodward Mountain Park on Reason.
December 9: Vermont Holiday Festival
December 9-10 Ski Sauvage Demo
Your chance to try out the latest gear from Black Crows.
December 13: Michelob ULTRA Ski Bum Registration Party
The locals gather at Moguls for a party to start the weekly Ski Bum race series right.
December 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration at K-1 Lodge
Bring the kids for this celebration featuring fireworks to welcome in 2024.
January 3 – March 13: Michelob ULTRA Ski Bum Race Series (Wednesdays)
Every Wednesday, serious and not-so-serious racers vie for the fastest time on Highline.
January 6: Mini Shred Madness at Killington
January 11 – March 14: Michelob ULTRA Pico Race World (Thursdays)
The Thursday fun run race series returns to the slopes of Pico.
February 3: Park Affair
All-female snowboard camp open to ladies of all ages teaching the fundamentals of park riding.
February 3-4: Subaru WinterFest
A one-of-a-kind music and mountain lifestyle festival that invites everyone and their dogs to bask in their love of winter adventure.
February 18: Tell A Friend Tour
The social (media) event of the season, full of friends and cool tricks.
February 23: Pico Hiko
Go uphill with demos, clinics and more at Pico Mountain.
February 24: Mini Shred Madness at Pico Mountain
The groms go to Pico for the second stop of our kids’ gatherings in the park.
March 1-2: Slash & Berm Banked Slalom
March 3: Slash & Berm Grom Slalom
The conclusion to Slash & Berm weekend featuring groms cruising through the Lil’ Stash.
March 8: Get the Girls Out!
A day where women and girls “support, challenge, mentor and inspire” each other with community-wide activations to benefit SheJumps.
March 8-9: Ski Vermont Specialty Food Day
Sample the foods that make Vermont unique.
March 8-10: Red Bull Slide-in Tour
Top pro snowboarders spend three days at The Beast and invite you to come along for the party.
March 16: Vertical Challenge at Pico Mountain
A free ski and snowboard race open to skiers and riders of all abilities.
March 31: Easter Sunrise Service & Egg Hunt
Start Easter Sunday at the Peak Lodge with a non-denominational service, then let the kids search for the treats hidden by the Easter Bunny himself.
April 6: Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge
The ultimate spring celebration of mogul mayhem. One of our biggest parties of the year!
April 13: Woodward Wind Down
A thank you celebration of the Woodward Mountain Parks and their crew with a fun competition open to all.
April 13: Pond Skim
The triumphant return of this spring spectacle—try not to get wet!
April 20: Dazed & Defrosted
Celebrate spring with soft bumps, cold brews and great live music.
May 4: VT Green Up Day
Grab a bag and do your part to help keep the Green Mountains green.