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Seven inches of snow falls overnight, skiers and riders delight

KILLINGTON-Killington Resort received seven inches of new snow Sunday evening, Dec. 29. The natural snowfall has allowed ski patrol to open additional trails, bringing the count up to 69 in total, which translates to 33 miles or 362 acres of skiing and riding for all ability levels across six peaks.
"Last night's rapidly accumulating snowfall came at a great time as we are heading into to the New Year's Eve holiday," said Rob Megnin, director of sales, marketing and reservations for the resort. "The new snow added to our snowmaking base and with two additional major winter storm systems heading this way, Killington is prepared for an outstanding start to 2014."
Killington Resort has received 56 inches of snow so far this season and is holding an average mid-mountain base depth of 12 inches. Additionally, temperatures are expected to drop, creating ideal snowmaking conditions throughout this week and allowing for continued terrain expansion. Guests need not fear the cold though, as the new Peak Lodge is now open at 4,100' atop Killington Peak, offering the highest dining in the state.

Photo by Chandler Burgess, courtesy of Killington Resort