Ski Resort Life

Killington Resort to Re-Open Next Week


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November 9, 2005

Killington, VT – (News Release) – Unfavorable weather conditions continue to hamper Killington Resort’s efforts to re-open for the 2005-06 ski and snowboard season.

Killington Resort kicked off the 2005-06 ski and snowboard season the weekend of October 29th and 30th after receiving 29 inches of natural snow and favorable weather conditions to produce machine-made snow that provided a quality top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding experience. However, theweather the past two weeks has proved uncooperative for the production ofmachine-made snow.

“We are looking to fire up the world’s largest snowmaking system Thursday afternoon when temperatures drop substantially,” said Rich McGarry, senior vice president of mountain operations for Killington Resort.

Killington Resort’s competitive advantage of high base and summit elevation, extensive snowmaking, superior grooming and dedicated staff will provide a quality guest experience as soon as weather conditions permit.

“We will open as soon as we can provide a quality top to bottom skiing and snowboarding experience,” said Dave Rathbun, vice president of brand management for Killington. “Right now, looking at the current weatherforecast, we’re targeting next week to re-open the season.”

Updates on snowmaking progress are provided daily at