Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, and part of POWDR, will kicked off the 2019-20 winter season on Nov. 3, becoming the first eastern resort to open for skiing and snowboarding.
The first turns of the season were reserved exclusively for Season Pass, Express Card, Beast 365 and Ikon pass holders. The resort will opened to the general public on Monday, Nov. 4. Killington’s operating schedule for the remainder of the week will be updated in real time at www.killington.com/conditions.
“There’s a lot to celebrate this year opening weekend at Killington,” says Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort and Pico Mountain. “On top of all the improvements we made last year to elevate the guest experience, our pass holders will have the opportunity to be the first guests to experience the brand new North Ridge Quad. We’re also excited to show off the progress we’ve made on phase 1 of the new K-1 Lodge.”
Daily lift tickets are $59 for adults (ages 19-64), $45 for youth (ages 7-18) and $50 for seniors (ages 65-79). Express Card holders receive 50 percent off lift ticket window rate for midweek, and 25 percent off weekend rates.
Remaining a longstanding tradition, season pass holders are invited to enjoy lunch at the K-1 Café, North Ridge Brat Haus or Peak Lodge.
New for the 2019-20 season, the Woodward Mountain Park at Killington is a network of featured terrain zones that, together, offer a balanced variety of exciting on-mountain experiences for all ages and abilities. Killington’s first Woodward Mountain Park zone—a temporary pop-up park in the North Ridge area on Reason—makes its debut this year. The early season rail garden is the first terrain park to open in the east each season. As the season continues and conditions permit, the Woodward Mountain Park network of zones will expand.
During the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, which will take place Nov. 30 through Dec. 1, public access to the ground level spectator zones, festival village and concerts are all free although a limited number of tickets to premium viewing areas are still on sale which will offer unparalleled access to watch the fastest female alpine ski racers in the world compete in slalom and giant slalom events. Additional HomeLight Killington Cup events include free concerts by Grace Potter, Recycled Percussion, Twiddle and DJ Logic, plus movie premiers, fireworks, parades and more. A full schedule of the HomeLight Killington Cup events and ticket information can be found at killington.com/worldcup.
Killington will remain open to the public for skiing and snowboarding as conditions permit. For more information, visit killington.com or call 800-621-MTNS (6867).