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Killington re-opens K-1 Gondola 19\" Snow!!!

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Posted: Apr 10, 2012 - 8:26 PM GMT

Wow! They got 10" or so on Monday, then more today... Killington Home Page

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Posted: Apr 10, 2012 - 8:39 PM GMT
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Check out the Superstar Cam. The chair's running but nobody's on it. I saw one fellow ski down, taking his sweet time.

Hey, it really is 4:39 and the chair's running.
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Posted: Apr 10, 2012 - 8:57 PM GMT

From the top of Stowe's (now closed) Gondola under the deck at the Cliff House. I'm sure they are loving that their second biggest storm of the season took place after formal close.

Stowe Spring?
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Posted: Apr 12, 2012 - 1:52 AM GMT

Jay Peak is up to 37 trails.

I recall my favorite new england powder days were at Jay Peak on April 17th, 18th and 19th of 1999. 36" of fresh over the period of 3 days. While things will be warming up over the next couple of days, I think there's good skiing to be had right now.
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Posted: Apr 12, 2012 - 4:01 PM GMT

Would that I could!
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Posted: Apr 14, 2012 - 12:12 PM GMT

Opening North Ridge or the Canyon chair excellent. Also I have no problem with requiring walking while providing as much skiing as possible. I did this when Killington skied June 1 years ago. But I didn't see a reference to the Peak Walk being open. Skiers and riders could use this to down load the gondi to return to the base.
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April 14, 2012*Please note daily operation hours will be from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. for the remainder of the 2011-12 season.*

Cue the applause because not only will the K-1 Express Gondola spin Saturday, we’re re-opening the North Ridge Triple Chair, too! Let’s keep the cheers going strong; it’s also going to be sunny. Just think: soft snow, sunshine and the Roaring Brooks Umbrella Bars – it’s going to be a great spring skiing and riding day at Killington!

The trails on Killington Peak and in the North Ridge area are for advanced skiing and riding only on ungroomed terrain, while the trails on Skye Peak will feature four groomed trails for primarily advanced skiing and riding. There is adequate snow coverage at the top of Killington Peak and in the North Ridge area, however, as you ski or ride down from the North Ridge area, 300 yards of walking will be necessary to return to the K-1 Express Gondola.



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Posted: Apr 16, 2012 - 2:27 PM GMT

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Opening North Ridge or the Canyon chair excellent. Also I have no problem with requiring walking while providing as much skiing as possible. I did this when Killington skied June 1 years ago. But I didn't see a reference to the Peak Walk being open. Skiers and riders could use this to down load the gondi to return to the base.
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April 14, 2012*Please note daily operation hours will be from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. for the remainder of the 2011-12 season.*

Cue the applause because not only will the K-1 Express Gondola spin Saturday, we’re re-opening the North Ridge Triple Chair, too! Let’s keep the cheers going strong; it’s also going to be sunny. Just think: soft snow, sunshine and the Roaring Brooks Umbrella Bars – it’s going to be a great spring skiing and riding day at Killington!

The trails on Killington Peak and in the North Ridge area are for advanced skiing and riding only on ungroomed terrain, while the trails on Skye Peak will feature four groomed trails for primarily advanced skiing and riding. There is adequate snow coverage at the top of Killington Peak and in the North Ridge area, however, as you ski or ride down from the North Ridge area, 300 yards of walking will be necessary to return to the K-1 Express Gondola.




A little bit of advanced planning might've been useful in preventing that walkout...Either upload/download on the K1 or "harvesting snow" from the parking lots, other (unopen) trails and piling it down to the K1.

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Posted: Apr 16, 2012 - 3:05 PM GMT

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A little bit of advanced planning might've been useful in preventing that walkout...Either upload/download on the K1 or "harvesting snow" from the parking lots, other (unopen) trails and piling it down to the K1.

I think kudos are due Killington for reopening. Walking is standard for late-season spring skiing. They did open the stairway from the top of the North Ridge if you wanted to ride down K-1.

I assure you that your "harvesting snow" proposal is not cost effective.

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Posted: Apr 16, 2012 - 6:13 PM GMT

Oh agree completely on giving them well-deserved credit for opening. No question.

Going forward, though. I do think late season skiing at elevation makes a lot more sense once they have the brand new Summit Lodge in place. It would be a nice showcase for late spring operations in much the same way the High Camp at Squaw is.

Bring on the pool:

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Posted: Apr 16, 2012 - 7:02 PM GMT

Killington was a blast this past Saturday! Did the 300 yard walk a few times, but spent a lot of time on the Triple. Days like that are great for learning to ski moguls. I can ski soft-bumped-up Blue runs, but get me on something like Lower Skyelark and I'm a beginner all over again!

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Posted: Apr 17, 2012 - 1:56 AM GMT

You could ski from the top of the Glades chair as well as the K1 over to Super Star, there was no need to walk after skiing the North Ridge (Glades) area. Powerline was so amazing to ski! I do think when we had the 19 inch snow fall they could have pushed some snow from where the half pipe used to be to build up the run out. A narrow 2 foot high long pile wold have made it through the weekend. I never saw as much tailgating as I saw on Saturday afternoon!

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Posted: Apr 17, 2012 - 11:36 AM GMT

I'm no Jeremny Davis, but from what I am seeing is a confusing forecast for the weekend that has a realistic chance of another decent snowfall on the higher peaks of Vermont Saturday into Sunday. That would be sick!

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