KILLINGTON, Vermont — Thanks to cold temperatures, the power of the world’s most extensive snowmaking system and a dedicated mountain operations staff, Killington Resort kicks off the 2010-11 ski and snowboard season Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Killington will offer upper-mountain skiing on four trails in the North Ridge area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The K-1 Gondola will provide uploading/downloading, while access back to the top of the K-1 Gondola from the North Ridge area will be via a 5-10 minute walk on the new Peak Walkway.
“The new Peak Walkway accomplishes our goal of utilizing our upper mountain snowmaking resources to build early-season momentum, offer our season pass holders and dedicated guests an outstanding experience on deep base depths and remain open for the season, conditions permitting,” said Chris Nyberg, Killington president and general manager.
Killington will offer more difficult and most difficult terrain only. No beginner terrain will be available. Early-season lift tickets are $49 for adults (19-64), $42 for Young Adults (13-18) and Seniors (65-69) and $34 for Juniors (7-12) and Super Seniors (70+). Season pass holders who have not activated their passes may do so at the Snowshed Sales Center beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
The Peak Restaurant will be open for lunch and the K-1 Lodge will be open for ticket sales, guest service, retail and restrooms. The early-season terrain park on Reason will also open Tuesday.
Snowmaking crews will continue to take advantage of cold temperatures and focus on expanding terrain as conditions permit. Beginning Wednesday, Killington Resort will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week until Saturday, Nov. 27, when Killington will offer 8 a.m. openings of select lifts on weekends and peak days.
About Killington Resort
Killington Resort offers the most diverse ski and snowboard terrain in the East, world-class terrain parks, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world complemented by numerous off-mountain activities, including apres, dining, shopping and lodging options. For the 2010-11 season, Killington Resort is the East Coast stop for the Winter Dew Tour, Jan. 20-23, showcasing the top winter ski and snowboard athletes from around the world competing in Superpipe and slopestyle competition at Bear Mountain. www.killington.com