KILLINGTON- The wait is over; Killington resort is now open for
skiing and riding! The lifts started spinning at 9 a.m. Monday,
Nov. 5, providing access to roughly 600 vertical feet of skiing and
riding on un-groomed advanced terrain, the resort reports.
In actuality, this marks a re-opening for the resort, who spun up
lifts briefly October 13 in appreciation for season pass holders.
Killington is ahead of the curve again this year, showcasing the
power of their world-class snowmaking system and the dedication of
Monday's opening won Killington the title of first resort to
open on the east coast this season. Over 100 snow guns are
set up on Upper Great Northern and Rime and Killington is dedicated
to continuous snowmaking as long as conditions allow. On their
website it explains "Ideal snowmaking conditions include outside
temperature of 28 degrees with 50% humidity. While 28 degrees with
75% humidity is pretty good and 28 degrees with 100% humidity is
marginal for snowmaking."
The K-1 Express Gondola provides uploading and downloading for
skiers and riders who then use Great Northern to access terrain in
the North Ridge area. Return to the K-1 Express Gondola is via a
short walk on the Peak Walkway.