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Article 5: A relatively low risk to the town

March 2, 2023
Dear Editor, On March 7, the voters of Killington will be asked to authorize up to $47 million in funding for the Killington Forward initiative. These funds will support construction of a pipeline to develop a municipal water system that will provide water to the proposed Six Peaks Village and, with additional future funding, properties…

Town of Killington plans for growth

March 1, 2023
Voters asked to approve budget, purchase/renovation of new town hall and TIF bond for municipal water and road reconstruction  By Polly Mikula Killington voters will be asked for approval on three budgetary items on Town Meeting Day, March 7. Article 5 ($47 million TIF bond) has gotten the most attention over the past few weeks…

Inside the new Six Peaks Village

March 1, 2023
By Brooke Geery Editor's note: This article was first published on Killington Resort's "Insider Blog," Feb. 22. Minor corrections have been made for accuracy and clarity.  The vision of a village at the base of Killington Resort predates most of the current locals. But as the resort has grown and changed over the years —…

Second public hearing for Killington TIF bond draws new attendees, questions

February 14, 2023
By Polly Mikula The second public hearing for Killington’s TIF bond was about half as well attended as the first hearing on Jan. 30, but drew many new attendees. About eight residents attended in person at the Public Safety building with 27 others attending via Zoom.  The hearing again began with an overview of Killington…

FAQs: Killington Forward

February 8, 2023
In response to comments and questions heard around town, on the slopes and at the public hearing, Jan. 30, the Killington Select Board answers questions on what voters need to know to be informed about Killington Forward before voting March 7 on Article 5. What is Killington Forward? Killington Forward is a comprehensive, multi-phased plan…

Killington Forward hearing draws a crowd,$47 million TIF-funded infrastructure bond explained

February 1, 2023
By Polly Mikula Finding an open seat in the conference room of Killington’s Public Safety Building Monday night, Jan. 30, was a bit of a challenge as about 30 residents joined the public hearing in-person with another 50 attending via Zoom.  “That’s about 10% of the town’s registered voters,” said Selectman Jim Haff. “That’s a…

Audit of Burlington Waterfront TIF District: A lesson, a warning

January 25, 2023
Administrative complexity, staff turnover, and poor recordkeeping contributed to millions of dollars in mistakes  State Auditor Doug Hoffer released a new audit Jan. 23 of Burlington’s Waterfront TIF district. TIF districts allow municipalities to designate an area for public infrastructure improvements, incur debt to pay for the work, and use a portion of the area’s…

Killington tops state for undervalued Grand List

January 4, 2023
Recent CLA assessment to push education tax rate up for most By Polly Mikula Of the 254 municipalities in the state listed on the annual Equalization Study, Killington topped the list for it’s actual property value being undervalued by its Grand List. According to newly released CLA determinations, Killington's Grand List accounted for just 61.60%…

Killington Resort gives $300,000

January 4, 2023
Killington Resort gave $300,000 in cash and in-kind charitable donations through its Play Forever corporate responsibility commitment in 2022. Beneficiaries of Killington Resort’s donations included a wide variety of causes ranging from global interests such as the American Red Cross’s Ukrainian war relief efforts to hyper local efforts such as installing a new ice rink…

Meet Killington HR Director Anne Reynolds

December 28, 2022
By Karen D. Lorentz Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Anne Reynolds grew up in Elkton, Maryland and graduated from the Wilmington Friends School in 1989. Not knowing what she wanted to do after earning a college degree in art history, Reynolds chose warm weather living and working in Florida where she could enjoy “lots of beautiful…

Meet ambassador program manager Pete Duffy

December 22, 2022
By Karen D. Lorentz Pete Duffy has seen enough of the world and skied in so many places that when he expresses a preference for living in Vermont, you know he’s found his home — the place that completes him. The same can be said for his position as the Killington ambassador program manager, where…

Massive crowd cheered the fastest female alpine ski racers at the Heroic Killington Cup 

November 28, 2022
Lara Gut-Behrami wins the giant slalom and Anna Swenn-Larsson and Wendy Holdener tie for slalom win KILLINGTON — Killington Resort hosted the women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup for the sixth time over Thanksgiving Weekend. Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami won the giant slalom under sunny skies on Saturday and in a shocking finale Sunday, Anna Swenn-Larsson (Sweeden) and…

Killington’s snowmaking system receives efficiency upgrades

November 9, 2022
A new Ingersoll Rand NX-500 Centac air compressor recently arrived at Killington Resort in time for the start of the 2022/23 snowmaking season. This sizable machine took a professional rigging crew to move and install, and it now lives in the red snowmaking barn in the K-1 parking lot. There, it will do the job…

Snow on Superstar

November 9, 2022
Temperatures (finally) begin to cooperate with Killington — race hill turns white, resort says it's 'confident' it can pull off the FIS World Cup ski race over Thanksgiving weekend Staff report “While some people may be excited about record high temperatures in November, we are not among them,” Killington Resort stated in The Drift newsletter.…

Killington resort announces 2022-23 winter event schedule

November 2, 2022
Killington is ready for winter with a jam-packed event series kicking off with Alex Hackel’s Hike & Hang 2.0 on Nov. 12 and concluding with Green Up Day on May 6. “Being home to the longest season in the East allows us ample time to host over 50 events from opening day to closing day,”…