Yeah, Yeah Killington opened for skiing this weekend. But does downloading 2/3rds of the mountain count?
The beauty of Stowe skiing is that the lift deposits riders at the top and down you go. One lift, big vert and back to the top. No gimmicks, no run outs just in your face skiing.
This summer, Stowe Mountain Resort has invested in a significant snowmaking upgrade that coupled with a gigantic pond of water, is sure to provide superb top to bottom skiing once the temps reach, and STAY below the magical below freezing mark.
Sure, The Beast was open for the weekend, but seriously it was almost 70 today. Don’t you think a sketchy, wet, leaf encrusted ride on some fine local single track is a better use of time? Skiing will come, when the time is right.
In the meantime, kudos to Stowe for investing in a snowmaking system that can answer the call when Mother Nature lets us down. From the looks of it, the upgrades are extensive and will keep skiers turning regardless of what ridiculousness is sent our way from the stratosphere.
SMR, just don’t forget to flip the upgraded snowmaking switch post obnoxious thaw in January, February or March when the skis are waxed and the summer toys are hanging on hooks!