The 2016 – 2017 Vermont ski season will officially kick off this Tuesday (October 25th) when Killington ski resort opens for the season. Killington follows A-Basin as just the 2nd ski resort to open in North America.
The skiing and riding this tuesday will be open to just season pass & express card holders only. Killington will then open to the general public on Wednesday (October 26).
OFFICIAL KILLINGTON PRESS RELEASE:
Sunday, October 23, 2016
7:03 pm 10/23/16–Get ready, skiers and riders the 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.