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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    The stairs at Killington are super sketch having killed 18 people over the years as they lost footing and slid helplessly out of control into snow making pipery far below. This makes the KT-22 at hunter the only other ski area affiliated risk more dangerous since it’s named after the 22 people that have lost their life to its precarious icy pitches. I’d rope up and make sure your crampons are sharp. Use the buddy system and be prepared for the absolute worst. God speed my snow sliding friend.
    Don't forget about the avalanche that took out 7 people hiking up it in 2015, certainly the most dangerous spot at a ski resort on the east coast.

  2. #32
    Just the thought of every form of elemental exposure one encounters on their Killington stairway epic is enough to make one shit their pants. No thanks for this guy. I'll be at the lodge drinking hot toddies with my feet up by the fireplace. That's all the adventure this safe soul cares to endure.

  3. #33
    *K-27. Not the Kt-22.

    That’s 27 people killed on that infamous death slope.

  4. #34
    Watching the Superstar cam is fun. Currently a small army of people are watering down the slope with groomers working on the upper section. Kinda cool especially when I'm sitting at my desk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tumbler View Post
    Watching the Superstar cam is fun. Currently a small army of people are watering down the slope with groomers working on the upper section. Kinda cool especially when I'm sitting at my desk.
    After the temps on Thursday, that will be bulletproof! Just the way they like it.

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    In a video I saw they were using K2000's removed from tripods to use to apply the water, pretty cool.

  7. #37
    Is the trail now in ownership of the FIS? The people watering and grooming, K employees or FIS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tumbler View Post
    Is the trail now in ownership of the FIS? The people watering and grooming, K employees or FIS?
    Pretty sure they bring in some of their own people to at least assist the K crew. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I think they even bring in their own cats to do the finish work.

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  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    Pretty sure they bring in some of their own people to at least assist the K crew. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I think they even bring in their own cats to do the finish work.



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    They have demo cats - manufactures want logo time.

    Killington employees build the run. There usually is someone from FIS or the comp there to tell what needs to be tweaked or done different.

    To be honest, superstar is a pretty straight forward trail to build for an event like this. 2 pitches. Good snowmaking. Push it out. Seed it. Seal it.

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