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Killington Nov. 3, 2014

joshua segal

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Nov. 3, 2014 - Mon.

First trip report for the season. I went to Killington today who opened at 11AM. I'd estimate 300 to 400 very enthusiastic (and mostly pretty good) skiers. The liftline at the North Ridge Triple peaked at perhaps 5 minutes.

No WROD. All trails were full width. Two ways down; 3 trails. Rime (lift line) probably has an average snow depth of 30 inches. This trail can withstand the several days of thaw forecast for later this week. Reason had a mini-park with 3 or 4 features. At the bottom of Reason, one could go back to Rime or continue down Upper East Fall which had lovely and rhythmic powder bumps. The snow-makers opted to pass on Upper Great Northern in favor of building depth on Rime. As such, guests must walk both up and down the "Peak Stairway."

I was pleased they opted not to run guns on Rime, although the guns ran all day on Reason and Upper East Fall. There was a little natural snow on the ground above 2000 feet and early this AM, the entire mountain looked wintry white.

I suspect with the depth of snow on Rime, Killington will be open daily thru May.

Excellent way to start the season.
 

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This is a great report - but it's missing pics! ;)


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What did they charge for express pass holders?

Nov. 3, 2014 - Mon.

First trip report for the season. I went to Killington today who opened at 11AM. I'd estimate 300 to 400 very enthusiastic (and mostly pretty good) skiers. The liftline at the North Ridge Triple peaked at perhaps 5 minutes.

No WROD. All trails were full width. Two ways down; 3 trails. Rime (lift line) probably has an average snow depth of 30 inches. This trail can withstand the several days of thaw forecast for later this week. Reason had a mini-park with 3 or 4 features. At the bottom of Reason, one could go back to Rime or continue down Upper East Fall which had lovely and rhythmic powder bumps. The snow-makers opted to pass on Upper Great Northern in favor of building depth on Rime. As such, guests must walk both up and down the "Peak Stairway."

I was pleased they opted not to run guns on Rime, although the guns ran all day on Reason and Upper East Fall. There was a little natural snow on the ground above 2000 feet and early this AM, the entire mountain looked wintry white.

I suspect with the depth of snow on Rime, Killington will be open daily thru May.

Excellent way to start the season.
What did they charge?
 

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Nothing if you had a season pass; $25 if you were using an Express Card. No one else was allowed. Tomorrow's rates as posted on their website are:
Adults (19-64): $49.00
Youth (7-18 ): $38.00
Senior (65-79): $42.00

As much as I would love to get on the boards, I'll gladly wait for some cold weather and sustained snowmaking. $49 for two trails is steep and 2 kids in college won't allow it for the product being served. I don't even like paying that much for the full compliment of trails. If I can start my season for $19 @ Bretton in 2 weeks I'll be very happy.

Alex

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We are planning a Veterans Day trip there hopefully there will be T2B - if not we will hike the steps. Sounded like their typical opening. Looking forward to it!
 

joshua segal

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As much as I would love to get on the boards, I'll gladly wait for some cold weather and sustained snowmaking. $49 for two trails is steep and 2 kids in college won't allow it for the product being served. I don't even like paying that much for the full compliment of trails. If I can start my season for $19 @ Bretton in 2 weeks I'll be very happy.

Alex

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I go to Killington enough in the early fall and late spring that the Express Pass works pretty well for me and $21.00 (I am a senior) to ski in early Nov. isn't bad.
 

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We are planning a Veterans Day trip there hopefully there will be T2B - if not we will hike the steps. Sounded like their typical opening. Looking forward to it!

3rd Infantry division will be represented


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