East Coasters, rejoice! The Unofficial start to ski season is here.

Killington, the self-proclaimed ‘Beast of the East’, is firing up their lifts this weekend after a solid week of snowmaking!

Killington will open tomorrow, November 5th for season and IKON passholders, and Saturday, November 6th for the public.

Killington plans to open Rime and Reason Trails off the Northridge Quad. Skiers and riders will have to upload on the K-1 Express Gondola and use Peak Walkway to get to the top of the trails for their first runs. They’ll then have to download on the K-1 to end the day.

Ski season is here boys and girls. Get those groomer boards out and waxed. It’s time to ski/ride some frozen granular on a white ribbon of death!

Also, Sunday River has been hinting that their opening day is near. Stay tuned for future announcements.

Full details from Killington below:


November 03 2021 – 05:01 pm

“Winter starts when we say so. That time is almost here. The Beast will be kicking off the 2021-22 winter season on Friday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m.

As usual, Day One will be reserved for our most loyal guests: Killington season passholders, Express Card, Beast 365 and Ikon Passholders. Express Card holders will pay $49 for Day One access. Ticket windows and the Guest Service desk at the K-1 Lodge will open at 8:30 a.m. for those who need to pick up a new RFID card.

We will open to the general public on Saturday, November 6, with lifts opening at 9:00 a.m., weather permitting.

Day One will look and feel similar to years past: skiers and riders will upload the K-1 Gondola, use the Peak Walkway to get to and from the North Ridge Quad, with early season conditions on Rime and Reason. Open terrain will be suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders only; no beginner terrain will be available.

The K-1 Gondola will allow uploading until 3:00 p.m., followed by last chair on North Ridge at 3:45 p.m. All skiers and riders will close out the day by returning up the Peak Walkway and downloading the K-1 Gondola until everyone is down.

Beginning Saturday, daily lift tickets purchased day-of will be $79 for adults (age 19-64), $59 for youth (ages 7-18) and $67 for seniors (age 65-79), with discounted rates available for advance online purchases. Rental equipment will be available at the K-1 Lodge.”

Featured Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Killington Resort

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