With two days left to go until the start of the 24 hours of Aspen ski race, the most grueling endurance ski race in history, the athletes are now up in Aspen squeezing in any last minute on-and off-snow training.
For the first time in Killington's history, the resort will open for the season with top-to-bttom skiing. Once again, it will be one of the first areas to open in the East when they fire up the lifts on Friday, Oct. 25.
It stretches over six peaks and covers 4,000 acres of terrain. It boasts 33 lifts, including a cable car and a Funitel. It features a high-alpine "village," replete with restaurants, bars, a bungee tower, a pool and an ice rink.
When the Weather Channel makes its annual stakeout of western New York to tell the country lake-effect tales of woe, skiers at the east end of Lake Erie grin in anticipation. They know one of those prodigious snow bands is likely to lash Holiday Valley, perhaps the best ski area between the Adirondacks and the Rockies.