KILLINGTON, Vt. Mar. 17, 2004 - Historically the snowiest month of the year, March is making up for lost time this week as 7-10" of snow greeted skiers and riders at Killington Resort on Wednesday morning. Already offering two to three times more open terrain than most eastern resorts before this week's snowfall, Killington will offer around 180 trails for upcoming weekend.
"This is what we've been waiting for," said Gillis Lynn, vice president of brand management for Killington. "The snowmakers did a great job all season long and now they finally get a break with Mother Nature picking up her end of the bargain. This new snow will allow Killington to open even more terrain at a time when other resorts are shutting down for the season. When we get into a snow cycle like the one setting up now, it can last for weeks."
Snow is forecast to continue through the week meaning weekend skiers and riders could be enjoying upwards of a foot and a half of new snow. Base depths are currently approaching six feet in spots with up to 20 feet on the Superstar Trail. Killington typically receives over six feet of snow after March 1 each season.
To coincide with the fresh snowfall, Killington is offering skiers and riders a special $229 March into Spring Pass valid at all eastern American Skiing Company Resorts until the end of the season, which lasts until Memorial Day and sometimes into June at Killington.
Not only is Killington offering skiers and riders a specially priced spring pass but a party atmosphere that lasts for months. Events like the 24th Annual Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge presented by Budweiser, the 11th Annual Spring Loaded Snowboard Pro/Am and the 23rd Annual Pond Skimming and Special Olympics Penguin Plunge are just a few of the events that complement the longest skiing and snowboarding season in the East. For more information about Killington events guests may call the events hotline at (802) 422-1700 or visit the events page of killington.com.