Killington – Dec. 9 and 10, 2015

Dec. 9, 2015
Nice sunny day, but temps really never got above freezing. At the summit, they made snow most of the day with the effort especially on FIS and Powerline.

The skiing was lovely and their snow report for coverage, open trails and open lifts was accurate. There was a pretty good crowd for a Weds., but running 5 lifts there was never a line. The Upper Snowdon Poma is short, but riding it always brings back memories of my younger days.

Dec. 10, 2015
I stayed at the Mountain Sports Inn. If you’re looking for an inexpensive and clean place, I don’t think you’ll find a better deal. Their weekday price is $69 and returning guests get a 10% discount. It also includes a continental breakfast in the morning. The owner is a serious skier, and his pricing obviously reflects that he can relate to the needs of budget conscious skiers.

When I got up, it was raining and I suspect that if I hadn’t stayed over, I probably wouldn’t have made the drive. By 9AM, the rain was down to a light drizzle. By the time the gondola reached the summit, even the drizzle shut off. There was a light breeze and low humidity which dried out the snow surface, but it was warm enough that any of the icy patches of the previous day were totally edgeable. By noon, there were even flashes of sunshine. They opened Powerline (maybe FIS also). Powerline was a lot of fun with nice texture.

In summary, it was 2 great days. Kudos to Killington for making this happen with 4" of natural snow season-to-date.