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Killington to open slopes Thursday

Killington Resort will kick off the 2022-23 winter season at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, becoming among the first Eastern resorts to open for skiing and snowboarding.

The first turns of the season on Thursday will be reserved exclusively for Killington Season Pass, Beast 365 and Ikon pass holders. The resort will open to the general public on Friday, Nov. 18 at 9 a.m.
“Another season of skiing and riding is upon us! Mother Nature made us wait a bit this year, but we’re thrilled to be able to kick off the longest season in the East once again,” said Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort and Pico Mountain. “The prolonged warm temperatures were good news for the crews hard at work on the new K-1 Lodge, and while it won’t be open for Day One, it is coming along nicely. We are excited to welcome the public inside for the first time over World Cup weekend.”

On Nov. 17, K-1 Gondola and North Ridge Quad, will provide access to Rime and Reason for skiers and snowboarders from 12-3:45 p.m. Skiing and snowboarding will be on advanced terrain only, with a Woodward Mountain Park in the North Ridge area on Reason. Walking will be required on the Peak Walkway to enter and exit skiable terrain. Early-season conditions exist, and snowmaking and other on-mountain operations may be in progress throughout the day on open terrain.

In a longstanding tradition, season pass holders are invited to enjoy free lunch on opening day at the Peak Lodge, or the Subie Shack located at the bottom of the North Ridge Quad as a show of gratitude for their commitment to Killington Resort. Opening day skiers and riders will also receive Day One swag, while supplies last.

Killington’s Woodward Mountain Park crew is planning to debut an early season park on Reason Thursday afternoon. The early season park is the first terrain park to open east of the Rockies each season, and the Woodward Mountain Park crew will continue to expand park offerings across the mountain as the season progresses and terrain is expanded.

This year we’re wasting no time, with the first freestyle event of the year, The Loaded Turkey rail jam on Saturday, Nov. 19 (see page 16). The event will be held on a special pop-up park on Reason/Great Northern, separate from the public park. Killington will remain open to the public daily for skiing and snowboarding as conditions permit. Stay tuned to the conditions page at killington.com/conditions for updates.

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