Killington Kicks Off Summer Season with United Way Fundraiser on Friday, June 26

By AlpineZone News |
Jun 15 2009 - 03:13 PM

KILLINGTON, Vermont — Slide, ride and experience the fresh Green Mountain air while raising funds for the United Way of Rutland County at Killington Resort and the Pico Mountain Adventure Center on Friday, June 26.

For the fourth consecutive year Killington Resort is teaming up with the United Way to offer a free day of activities with a suggested $10 donation to the United Way of Rutland County.

“This is an exciting way to kick off our summer season and raise funds for our community,” said Patricia Ryan, Killington’s director of marketing, sales and reservations. Over the past four year’s Killington Resort and Pico Mountain have donated more than $30,000 to the United Way of Rutland County.

All activities at the Pico Mountain Adventure Center, including the Alpine Slides, climbing walls, the Pico Power Jump and mini-golf, plus lift-served hiking and mountain biking via the K-1 Gondola at Killington will be free from noon to 4 p.m. with a $10 donation to the United Way of Rutland County. Guided horseback trail rides at the Pico Mountain Stables will also be offered with an additional $10 donation to the United Way.

“We are very pleased to have this partnership with Pico Mountain and Killington Resort,” said Rich Carlson, 2009 United Way of Rutland County campaign chairman. “This event comes at a time when additional revenues are needed the most to support the many programs and organizations in our community.”

In addition, Killington Resort will donate $10 from every Adventure Center and Mountain Bike season pass purchased on Friday, June 26 to the United Way. Adventure Center season passes are just $79 for singles and $159 for families and offer unlimited access. Killington mountain bike season passes are just $149 and include unlimited access to Killington’s Kona “Groove Approved” Mountain Bike Park all Adventure Center activities at Pico Mountain. Plus, the first 50 guests that purchase a summer Adventure Center Season pass will receive a special gift.

The Adventure Center at Pico Mountain, as well as mountain biking and hiking at Killington is scheduled to open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the summer and fall season beginning Saturday, June 27.