Killington Resort to Re-open Saturday for the 2005-06 Ski and Snowboard Season

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 16 2005 - 09:37 AM

KILLINGTON, Vermont ??” Killington Resort will re-open for the 2005-2006 ski and snowboard season this Saturday, Nov. 19, at 8 a.m.

“Colder temperatures later this week will allow us to make the most of our extensive snowmaking system and capitalize on more than $3.5 million in snowmaking upgrades the past two years,” said Dave Rathbun, vice president of brand management for Killington Resort. “In addition, colder temperatures at Killington’s 4,241′ summit elevation allowed us to make snow for an extended period of time when our neighbors could not.”

Killington will open with upwards of 15 trails served by the K-1 Express Gondola, North Ridge Triple Chair and Snowdon Triple. Hours of operations will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

With the current weather forecast calling for a cold front and falling temperatures later this week, Killington will be able to ensure a quality terrain surface this weekend, plus the addition of the early-season terrain park on Reason that will feature rails and boxes.

“Our position is that Killington Resort operates when we can provide a quality top-to-bottom experience for our guests,” Rathbun added. “We are looking forward to kicking off the 2005-06 ski and snowboard season this weekend with exactly that.”

Lift ticket prices for this weekend will be:

Adult: $39 (1-day), $72 (2-day)
Young Adult (13-18): $35 (1-day), $64 (2-day)
Junior (6-12)/Senior (65+): $25 (1-day), $47 (2-day)

The K-1 Lodge will be open with limited services, including retail, rental, food and guest services. The Season Pass Office will be open at the Snowshed Lodge from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. all weekend.

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