Killington Opens to a Sea of White

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Killington, VT, Oct. 25--It's officially ski season in the East. For the 39th consecutive season, Killington ski area in northern Vermont is the first eastern ski resort to begin operation.

Monday morning, October 25, some 500 excited skiers were greeted with a foot of fresh powder, four trails and two lifts.

"For the first time in a decade we opened with more than one trail," said Killington's communications director Steve Wright. "We got a foot of natural snow on Saturday night, Sunday morning that settled very nicely onto the man made snow we had left."

Killington's two chairs, Canyon Quad and Glade Triple, gave access to four trails, Rime, East Glade, West Glade, and Double Dipper.

"I went up for one of the first runs this morning and the snow was so smooth and buttery it was amazing," reported Amy Phalon of Killington.

Killington began to make snow earlier in the week, but warm temperatures thwarted their efforts to open on Friday Oct. 22. The mild weather gave way to cold, winter-like temperatures on Saturday Oct. 23, along with a fresh foot of natural white. Killington fired up its arsenal of snowguns all day Sunday, beefing up their base to 12-24 inches.

They expect to continue making snow on Ram's Head, Header, and Superstar as long as the cooler temperatures prevail.

Tickets to Killington are $25 for all ages.