Mid-Winter Storms at Killington Resort


February 25, 2006

Killington, Vt. (Killington Press Release)—A series of three winter storms over the past 72 hours have blessed the slopes of Killington Resort with 18 inches of new snow.

To have Mother Nature finally step up to the plate and complement our continued snowmaking efforts has been a very welcome site, said Dave Rathbun, vice president of brand management for Killington. We saw a number of excited skiers and snowboarders enjoying the best conditions of the season so far here on Saturday.

Snow began falling when the first storm rolled in on Thursday mid-day, covering Killington Mountain with seven inches of new snow. Friday morning saw a second storm drop an additional five inches of snow followed by the third- straight storm Saturday, which so far has dropped an additional six inches of new snow. The National Weather Service issued a heavy snow warning, calling for an additional four-to-eight inches of snow before the system moves east late Saturday night and into Sunday morning. The National Weather Service is also forecasting more snow for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week.

In addition, snowmaking has continued around the clock as Killington builds its base for the remainder of the season and Killington's MountainOperations team continues to groom more than 85 trails nightly with its fleetof 18 snow cats, the largest fleet in the east.

"With two major events coming up next month (the Sports Illustrated for Kids Next Snow Search, March 3-5, and the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships, march 23-26) we're excited to have the best skiing and snowboarding conditions we've seen all season as we head into March, Rathbun added.

Killington Resort and Pico Mountain are American Skiing Company Resorts.Headquartered in Park City, Utah, American Skiing Company is one of the largest operators of ski, snowboard and golf resorts in the country. Other resorts include: Mount Snow in Vermont; Attitash in New Hampshire; Sunday River and Sugarloaf/USA in Maine; Steamboat in Colorado; and The Canyons in Utah. For more information, visit www.killington.com.