Killington ski resort in Vermont will be opening for the 2016/17 season on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Killington will be the 2nd ski resort to open in North America after Arapahoe Basin, CO opened last Friday.
Tuesday will be for season pass & express card holders only.
Killington will open to the general public on Wednesday.
Killington received 5″ of natural snow last night and temperatures have been cold enough for snowmaking today.
killington made a funny video about their opening day.
Opening Day Details:
- Access via K-1 Express Gondola, which will be open for uploading from 9am-3pm, downloading until 4pm
- North Ridge Triple chair will be open for skiing and riding from 9am-3:45pm
- Rime & Reason will be the trails open
- Several features will be set up in the Reason Park
KILLINGTON PRESS RELEASE:
Sunday, October 23, 2016
7:03 pm 10/23/16–Get ready, skiers and ridersthe longest season in the East starts Tuesday!
With more than 5″ of natural snow already on the ground, and favorable temperatures in the forecast for the week ahead, The Beast is planning to kick off its 2016-17 ski and snowboard season at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25.
As always, the first day of the season will be dedicated exclusively to Season Pass and Express Card holders, and the resort will open to the general public on Wednesday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m.
We plan to ski and snowboard on our Rime and Reason trails, and the Killington Parks crew expects to have several features set up in the Reason Park as well.
Access from K-1 Base Area will be via the K-1 Express Gondola, which will upload from 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. and download until 4:00 p.m. The North Ridge Triple will allow uploading until 3:45 p.m. Skiers and snowboarders will use the Peak Walkway to access open terrain and return to the K-1 Express Gondola for the trip down to the base area when finished for the day.
Early season conditions will exist, and snowmaking and other on-mountain operations may be in progress throughout the day on open terrain. Skiing and snowboarding will be on advanced terrain only; no easier terrain will be available at this time.