Following in the footsteps of its history-making opening day last season, Killington opens Nov. 10, at noon for skiing and riding with top to bottom terrain from Killington Peak to the base of the K1 Express Gondola. Since Nov. 7, Killington snowmakers have been stationed at the helm of the most extensive snowmaking system in North America, making snow for opening day. An average of two-to-three foot base depths (deeper in some spots) can be credited to the resort’s access to 600 million gallons of water for snowmaking.
Killington plans to open with eight trails and two lifts across three distinct runs. Skiers and riders may access terrain via the K1 Express Gondola and the Glades Triple Chairlift. Trails include Great Northern, Rime and East Glade.
Killington traditionally sets the pace for early season skiing and riding in eastern North America. Because of its snowmaking capacity, by Thanksgiving, Killington typically has nearly 80 trails open for all ability levels, often two to three times more than the nearest competitor.
In other mountain openings, Copper Mountain in Colorado opened to the general public on November 1st. Mt.Rose-Ski Tahoe was recently blessed with 16 inches of snow and has opened as well. Snowbird in Utah, plans to pen on Saturday, November 14th.