Great news for you all you Green Mountain State skiers and snowboarders, according to state guidelines, today is the first day Vermont ski resorts are allowed to open, and several around our region have been blowing snow in preparation including Killington which opens for passholders today (day passes on sale next week). Channel 3 This Morning talked with the resort’s president Mike Solimano, who says while they are excited to open, there will be a lot of changes due to the coronavirus:
“We’ve changed almost every part of our operation. Probably the first thing we’ve done is decided to open later. Normally Killington Resorts wants to be the first to open and last to close, but this year we decided to delay that opening, make sure we had enough skiing and riding, multiple lifts and multiple trails, so we are excited to be able to do that.”
Solimano was involved with Ski Vermont and the governor in making the official state guidelines for health and safety. He acknowledges it’s going to be a tough year for not only Killington but all local resorts. Have fun out there Vermonters!