On October 18, 2017

Killington fires up snowmaking

While there is no confirmed window for opening day at this time, snowmaking lit up on Killington and Skye peaks just before 11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, for testing prior to the season and the approaching Audi Ski World Cup races.

Killington typically begins the longest season in the East with exclusive access for season pass holders.

This year, Killington has dedicated a snowmaking team to specifically build the race venue on Superstar where the Women’s Slalom and Giant Slalom races will take place. The snowmaking system has the ability to pump more than 720,000 gallons of water into 240 snow guns, covering 80 acres with 12 inches of fresh snow in a matter of hours.

“When it comes to snowmaking and grooming, we have the best team and tools in the industry to prepare Killington for the winter season and World Cup on Thanksgiving weekend,” said Mike Solimano, President and General Manager of Killington Resort.

The general public is invited to view the women’s giant slalom and slalom races from free general admission areas or from the grandstands. A limited number of premium grandstand tickets remain available. when Killington hosts the Alpine World Cup event for the second year in a row.

Photo by Chandler Burgess
Snowmaking teams were in action earlier this week, in preparation for opening day and the World Cup races scheduled for November.

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