Letter, Opinion

Killington keeps getting better

Dear Editor,

It’s a great time to be part of Killington.
This winter marks my 18th season as a business owner (of Sushi Yoshi) in Killington and my 21st season as a Killington Mountain pass holder. From a personal, recreational and business perspective Killington is the best that it has ever been.
The development of resort activities combined with multi-use municipal trails, mountain biking, hiking, beautiful improvements along the access road  and incredible family-friendly events have created an entirely new community feel in town. Myself and my staff can access amazing hiking, biking, golfing, swimming, and just about everything else within five minutes of our workplace. There are few places in the world that can boast such bragging rights. We frequently do our weekly meetings on the chairlift or somewhere along the access road or Kent Pond. It’s a true benefit to my staff and myself and my family to have such easy access to all that we do here in Killington.
It seems to me as though these changes have come about mostly in the last few years. We were stagnant for so long in town and although business was good, there was never that true family and community feel that I am witnessing now. All someone would have to do is attend one free outdoor summer concert to see the way the community has evolved.  Killington has always been a fun place with amazing skiing, but now it has really come to be an amazing year round place where my children attend summer camp, my staff wants to live, my family can enjoy, and we are all lucky to be a part of it.
In fact, this year for the first time ever, we are going to operate Sushi Yoshi year-round. We made the decision based on what I have seen in the last two years. The amount of effort and energy that the community, resort and town have put into positive momentum in the last few years is staggering. Myself, my family and my staff are proud and excited join this positive movement. It’s truly an amazing thing to witness what is happening all around us in this town. I’m so happy to be able to keep my incredible staff gainfully employed all year. I am proud to be able to service the needs of the community by providing a year round place for the community. I’m excited to see where the town goes in the next few years. For all of us at Sushi Yoshi, it just keeps getting better and better.
Thanks to everyone who has made this by far the best time to be a part of Killington!

Nate Freund, Killington

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