By Brooke Geery
If you haven’t downloaded the Killington app yet, don’t go skiing again until you do! Killington Resort has put together a useful electronic tool for its guests.
Once you turn on tracking, the app monitors your activity at the resort and provides you with a report on your day, including how many lifts and trails you took, and the vertical feet and mileage covered. It also gives you an option to link up with family, household members and when permitted, friends, and it will show you their location on hill at any given time.
“Instead of waiting, take another run because you can see if your buddy is still fumbling around with their gear in the parking lot,” said local snowboarder Justin Pill.
The app also allows you to easily link to the parking reservations page on the Killington website, which is useful, because as of Dec. 8, reservations made and not used will be held against you. In a press release on Dec. 8, Killington explained.
“To ensure as many people can ski and ride as possible this season, we need everyone to be diligent about cancelling any parking reservations you do not plan to use. Please cancel your reservation as soon as you know your plans have changed. By cancelling as far in advance as possible you will give a friend or neighbor the chance to ski and ride, and earn some good karma for a day when you’re relying on others’ cancellations to squeeze into a sold out day.”
The first time you do not cancel your reservation you will receive an email reminder. The second time, you will lose your next parking reservation and the third time, you will no longer be able to reserve parking at all. You can cancel up until 90 minutes prior to the lifts spinning on your day of arrival via the ParkWhiz app [different from the Killington app] or email confirmation directly with ParkWhiz. Any time after that up until 9 a.m. on your day of arrival cancellations can only be made by submitting the form at rb.gy/u4qn0l.
“These penalties are in place to discourage guests from holding parking inventory that they don’t plan to use and could be booked by another guest. We want to make sure as many people can enjoy these mountains we all love while remaining safe,” the resort said.