Around the Mountain
Killington Resort has announced its 2012-13 Season Pass plans and pricing. They are offering several deals and incentives so take a look, pick your pass, then book your lodging for next season too!
The early price deadline for all passes is April 26th, 2012. You can pay in full and start using your pass this season, or opt for the Summer Payment Plan and start using your pass next season.
Killington is offering the Unlimited Pass, the Blackout Pass, and the Midweek Pass. They have created this handy little comparision chart so you can find the right pass for you and your family. You can also find information on the Killington Tubing Park Season Pass Upgrade, the Prefered Parking Pass.
Killington introduced a fun new venue at the Resort this season, the Killington Tubing Park. Now, if you're envisioning trekking up hill, giant tube in hand, you'll be delighted to know that the Tubing Park is lift serviced! That's right, enjoy the thrill and excitement of riding the tube downhill, then just hop on the lift to retreat back to the top for another fun filled run. The Park is open Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, and for the upcoming Presidents' Week Holiday the Park will offer additional open days throughout the week. Located across from the Grand Hotel, the Killington Tubing Park offers multiple lanes of tubing fun, and is certainly a nice alternative to skiing/riding, and a great activity to do with the kids (but be sure to check the height requirements).
Tubing tickets, retail sales, restrooms and light food and beverages are available at the Tubing Park. Space is limited, and likely will sell out with the upcoming Presidents' Week holiday. Tickets sessions are 2 hours and include park access, tube rental, and lift service. Tickets can be purchased at any ticket window or right at the Park.
So get out there and get your tube on!
The Town of Killington reports that RT 4 from Rutland to Woodstock and beyond will reopen to public 24/7 traffic in both directions beginning THIS Friday! This is fantastic news and way ahead of schedule.
Check out this article about the staff of Wise Vacations and how we handled the aftermath of Hurrican Irene. It certainly makes the case for having a professional property management company take care of your home and the homes you rent out!
The aftermath of Hurricane Irene left a stretch of RT 4 between Rutland and Killington impassable. An alternate route to travel between these two towns has been created while contruction goes on. Dubbed the "Woodchip Parkway", local residents adopt to their new "commute". Check out this news report that explains it all.
Killington is now open for all of its summer activities and sports! From mountain biking to the Power Jump, there is something for everyone. Adults and children alike will have endless adventures as they experience all that Killington has to offer in the summer! Book your vacation now! Here are the details of what is open at Killington and Pico:
K-1 Gondola, K-1 Mountain Biking & Hiking Center is now open daily for the summer season. Take a scenic gondola ride, or experience an exhilarating mountain bike ride down the mountain. Open Daily 7/1 to 9/5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.
PICO MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE CENTER
Chairlift Ride, Alpine Slide, Disc Golf, Mini Golf, Pico Power Jump, Climbing Walls. Bring the kids and have a blast trying all of these summertime favorite activities. Open Daily 7/1 to 9/5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends & 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
All hours, rates and dates are for the summer-fall 2011 season and are subject to change without notice. Killington trails are closed for mountain biking at all other times during which biking services, including rescue and first aid, are not available. Please note that construction to the Peak Lodge may disrupt operations at times, limiting or closing certain trails as well as the K-1 Express Gondola without notice.
Yippy! Killington Resort opened last week for the 2010-2001 skiing and riding season! For the past week they have consistently offered more difficult and most difficult terrain only. Snowmaking began back on October 18th and colder temperature have allowed for continual snowmaking. In addition, the new Peak Walkway has allowed them to focus their snowmaking resources on the upper mountain areas including North Ridge and Snowdon. On the Killington Insider Blog it was noted: “The Peak Walkway, a 5-10 minute walk back to the top of the K-1 Gondola from the top of the North Ridge Triple, has been well received by skiers and riders. We will continue to utilize the Peak Walkway until temperatures permit us to produce and maintain snow on Lower Bunny Buster and offer top-to-bottom skiing and riding. If temperatures and conditions permit, we plan to offer Easier terrain and Ski and Snowboard School programs for Thanksgiving weekend.”
Well that’s good news! We can’t wait until top to bottom terrain is available for those of us that are not in to the “most difficult” terrain. Want some more good news? We now have discounted lift tickets available- here’s how it works- book your lodging with us (of course), order your lift tickets with us at least 2 days prior to your arrival, and when you check in, your ticket voucher will be in your Welcome Packet, which you can redeem at any ticket window. Simple as that. By ordering your lift tickets with Wise, you can save between 5% and 30% depending on when you ski (holidays=less discount; midweek=more discount).
Still on the fence about Thanksgiving? Let us help you decide…