Killington Resort finishes out the season with free skiing in June
KILLINGTON—For the first time in 15 years, Killington Resort offered lift serviced skiing and snowboarding in June. And Thursday, June 1, hundreds showed up for lift-serviced skiing and riding offered free to the public. It was the first time that Killington had offered lift-serviced skiing in June since 2002, 15 years ago.
After hosting its first-ever World Cup ski racing event last Thanksgiving weekend and breaking U.S. ski race attendance records with a crowd of 30,000, Killington used its industry-leading snowmaking technology and experience to continue stockpiling snow on its Superstar trail throughout the winter and spring, resulting in a snowpack up to 30 feet deep.
While Killington’s grooming team patched weak areas to create a continuous snow surface on Superstar, some walking was still required during the final operating day of the ski and snowboard season.
Complimentary commemorative t-shirts were available to the first 250 guests. The green shirts read “I like big bumps and I cannot lie.”
World Cup racing returns November 2017, which will once again set Killington up for the longest ski season in the East. The resort’s latest-ever closing day was June 22, 1997.
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Photo by Robin Alberti
A telemark skier enjoys the spring snow, June 1 at Killington Resort.