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The K1 Gondola (2005)
Killington
Killington, Vermont
Status: Open
First Season:1958-59
Vertical Drop:3050 feet
Standing Lifts:2 gondolas, 5 high speed quads, 4 quads, 4 triples, 2 doubles, surface lifts
Past Lifts:1 gondola, 2 quads, 2 triples, 8 doubles, surface lifts
Left: The K1 Gondola (2005)
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At 4,235 feet in elevation, Killington Peak is second highest peak in Vermont, as well as one of the highest in all of New England. As skiing took Vermont by storm in the middle of the 20th century, skiers had their sights set on this towering peak.

Killington Basin

Killington Peak circa 1960
Killington Peak circa 1960

Initially interested in purchasing Ascutney, Pres Smith was persuaded by Perry Merrill to look into developing a ski area on Killington Peak. After years of work, Smith and the Sherburne Corp. started Killington Basin ski area on Snowdon Peak on December 13, 1958. The future of the ski area looked bright, as a Thanksgiving storm dumped two to three feet of snow on the mountain that fall. With only four Poma lifts serving the area, it was but a preview of what would come.

The ski area expanded to Killington Peak proper in 1959-60 with the installation of the Glades poma lift. It continued its move into the "big leagues" in 1960 with the installation of the 6,300 foot Killington double chairlift and three new trails.

The Killington Chairlift (1960s)
The Killington Chairlift (1960s)

Beginner options were improved in the following years, as the first Snowshed chairlift was installed for the 1961-62 season, while sights were set on "North Peak." North Peak would be renamed and debut for the 1962-63 season as Ram's Head.

Looking to hedge against lean years while also extending the ski season, Killington's first attempt at installing a snowmaking system took place for the 1963-64 season. The initial attempts were unsuccessful, as the aluminum pipe installed in the Snowshed area exploded under pressure. Nonetheless, Killington continued to improve the system.

Killington circa the 1960s
Killington circa the 1960s

Over the next few years, additional chairlifts were added to existing pods as more and more skiers continued to flock to the resort. As a profitable and growing business, Killington invested in numerous initiatives, such as a news bureau, weekly accounting closeouts, and analysis of competitors via airplane. All the while, a huge development was in the works for the latter part of the decade.

Onward to Route 4

The Killington Gondola circa 1970
The Killington Gondola circa 1970

A multi-year project due to delays in constructing the longest gondola in the world, Killington East opened with lift service for the 1969-70 season, cementing the ski resort's status as largest in New England.

While Killington's early snowmaking focus had been on the Snowshed area, Pres Smith rolled the dice and installed higher elevation snowmaking on Snowdon for the 1971-72 season. Snowmaking was expanded to Killington Peak a few years later.

Killington continued to expand around the Killington East development later in the 1970s with the addition of the South Ridge and Bear Mountain complexes. Also during the 1970s, the ownership purchased Sunday River and Mt. Snow.

One of the goals of installing upper mountain snowmaking in the 1970s was to extend the ski season into June. This was finally achieved in 1982, when Killington operated until June 15. For the next two decades, a June closing became the norm.

Meanwhile, sights were set on Parker's Gore in the early 1980s as Sunrise opened, connecting the Bear Mountain area with US 4. Hitting its stride as the middle of the decade neared, Killington was in continuous operation from October 20, 1983 until June 21, 1984, marking 246 consecutive days of skiing.

That fall, S-K-I Ltd. was formed, initially composed of Mt. Snow and Killington. Carinthia was purchased in 1986, followed by what would become Bear Mountain, California in 1988.

The Killington Gondola circa the 1980s
The Killington Gondola circa the 1980s

Killington installed its first two high speed detachable quad chairlifts for the 1987-88 season, followed by its first modern gondola, the Skyeship, in 1994-95.

S-K-I Grows

During this time, S-K-I was involved in an arms race of sorts with former Killington employee Les Otten's LBO Resort Enterprises Corp.. While LBO was quickly acquiring areas, S-K-I purchased ownership stakes in Haystack, Sugarloaf, and Waterville. The two companies eventually agreed to a merger/buyout in 1996, creating the American Skiing Company

The American Skiing Company wasted no time in making a splash, as it installed three new quad chairlifts during its first year of ownership. Nearby Pico Peak was purchased in 1997, though plans to connect the two have never been completed.

The Pico side of the Interconnect (2016)
The Pico side of the Interconnect (2016)

American Skiing Company's Last Run

The American Skiing Company's last new lift investment came in 1997-98, when it replaced the Killington chairlift with the K1 Gondola. Drowning in debt, American Skiing Company's tenure ended in a sea of deferred maintenance.

In 2007, Killington was purchased by SP Land Co., with Powdr Corp. taking over operations. The transition was not a smooth one, as controversy was stirred up due to the termination of lifetime passes, as well as the first April closing in over thirty years. Nonetheless, the area saw its first new chairlift in a decade when the Skye Peak Express was installed for the 2008-09 season.

Season length was later addressed when the new Peak Walkway was constructed for the 2010-11 season, providing fall skiers with a foot route between the top of the K1 Gondola and the top of the Canyon Quad and North Ridge Triple. Following the 2010-11 season, Killington announced the replacement of the Peak Lodge. The $7 million project started that off season, as the old lodge was demolished.

On August 28, 2011, Vermont suffered significant damage from Hurricane Irene. In addition to severe road washouts in the area, Killington lost a bar in the base area. Work on the summit lodge was slowed while repairs started elsewhere, including the construction of an umbrella bar to replace the lost building.

Return of the King of Spring

The Superstar Glacier (February 2016)
The Superstar Glacier (February 2016)

After a seven year break, Killington returned to its late season dominance in 2012-13, when it stayed open through May 26. The Robert Carl Williams Associates designed Peak Lodge for the following season.

An expansion of off season activities ramped up starting in 2014 with the debut of lift served mountain biking via the Snowshed Quad. Further attractions were constructed in 2015, including a ropes course, a Soaring Eagle ride, and a mountain coaster.

Killington faced a big challenge in 2016 as it worked to host the first World Cup racing in New England in a quarter of a century. While western ski areas were forced to cancel their World Cup races in November, Killington flexed its snowmaking might by covering the Superstar slope top to bottom in less than optimal temperatures.

NewEnglandSkiConditions.com Reports
Month Average Percent of Terrain Open
December15%    (1 report)15 Open
March60%    (1 report)60 Open
May2%    (3 reports)2 Open
Recent Conditions Reports
May. 7, 2017 by newenglandskier13
Spring Snow, Variable Conditions
May. 6, 2017 by rocket21
Frozen Granular, Spring Snow
May. 7, 2016 by newenglandskier13
Spring Snow, Bare Spots
Mar. 3, 2016 by rocket21
Loose Granular, Packed Powder
Dec. 7, 2015 by skierdude
Loose Granular, Bare Spots
Killington on NewEnglandSkiConditions.com

NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com News
Recent Articles
2016-2017 Ski Season to End on June 1 - May. 31, 2017
Killington to Install New Quad in 2018 - Apr. 4, 2017
Killington Employee Dies Following Accident - Jan. 9, 2017
Jury Awards Hiker $750,000 After Being Stranded on Killington Gondola - Dec. 1, 2016
Ski Season Kicks Off Across Northern New England - Nov. 22, 2016
Bretton Woods to Open Tomorrow - Nov. 12, 2016
Top to Bottom Snowmaking Underway at Killington as World Cup Weekend Approaches - Nov. 11, 2016
Ski Season Arrives - Oct. 25, 2016
Killington Set to Open on Tuesday - Oct. 23, 2016
Stowe Sets New England Record with $124 Lift Ticket - Oct. 1, 2016
Killington NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com News Page

Expansion History
Project
Season
Parker's Gore
Cancelled
1980s
Killington Peak
Open
1959-60
Ram's Head
Open
1962-63
Killington East
Open
1968-69
South Ridge
Open
1977-78
Bear Mountain
Open
1979-80
Sunrise
Open
1982-83
Killington-Pico Interconnect
Proposed

Image Gallery
1959-60 Eastern Ski Map1960-61 Eastern Ski Map1961-62 Eastern Ski Map1962-63 Eastern Ski Map1964-65 Eastern Ski Map1970-71 Eastern Ski Map
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Lifts
Click on lift name for information and photos
Standing Lifts
Installed
The Bear Mountain Quad in 2002
Bear Mountain Quad
Yan
Chairlift - Quad - Fixed
1984-85
The Canyon Quad in 2014
Canyon Quad
Yan-Poma
Chairlift - Quad - Fixed
1992-93
The K1 Gondola in 2002
K1 Gondola
Poma
Gondola - 8 Person
1997-98
The top terminal (2016)
Needle's Eye Express Quad
Poma
Chairlift - Quad - Detachable
1996-97
The North Ridge Triple in 2014
North Ridge Triple
Heron-Poma
Chairlift - Triple - Fixed
1972-73
The bottom terminal (2016)
Northbrook Quad
Poma
Chairlift - Quad - Fixed
1996-97
The bottom terminal (2016)
Ram's Head Express Quad
Poma
Chairlift - Quad - Detachable
1996-97
The Skye Peak Express Quad in 2010
Skye Peak Express Quad
Leitner-Poma
Chairlift - Quad - Detachable
2008-09
The mid station (2016)
Skyeship Gondola
Poma
Gondola - 8 Person
1994-95
The Snowdon Quad in 2006
Snowdon Quad
Yan-Poma
Chairlift - Quad - Fixed
1992-93
The Snowdon Triple in 2006
Snowdon Triple
Heron-Poma
Chairlift - Triple - Fixed
1973-74
The bottom terminal (2015)
Snowshed Double #1
Yan-Poma
Chairlift - Double - Fixed
1987-88
The bottom terminal (2015)
Snowshed Express Quad
Yan-Poma
Chairlift - Quad - Detachable
1987-88
The Sunrise Triple in 2010
Sunrise Triple
Yan
Chairlift - Triple - Fixed
1982-83
The Superstar Express Quad in 2002
Superstar Express Quad
Yan-Poma
Chairlift - Quad - Detachable
1987-88
The lift line (2016)
Upper Snowdon Poma
Poma
Platter
1958-59

Past Lifts
Seasons
Bear Mountain Triple
Yan
Chairlift - Triple - Fixed
1979-80
-
1983-84
The Devil's Fiddle Quad in early 1984
Devil's Fiddle Quad
Yan
Chairlift - Quad - Fixed
1983-84
-
2007-08
The Glades Poma circa the 1960s
Glades Poma

Platter
1959-60
-
1971-72
The Killington Chairlift circa the 1960s
Killington Chairlift
Carlevaro & Savio
Chairlift - Double - Fixed
1959-60
-
1974-75
The Killington Gondola circa the 1980s
Killington Gondola
Carlevaro & Savio
Gondola - 4 Person
1969-70
-
1993-94
Killington Peak Double
Hall
Chairlift - Double - Fixed
1975-76
-
1996-97
Lower Snowdon Poma
Poma
Platter
1958-59
-
Needles Eye Double
Yan
Chairlift - Double - Fixed
1976-77
-
1995-96
Novice Poma

Platter
1958-59
-
Novice Poma

Platter
1958-59
-
1962-63
The former Ram's Head Double summit in 2006
Ram's Head Double
Poma
Chairlift - Double - Fixed
1962-63
-
1995-96
Ski School Poma
Poma
Platter
1982-83
-
2007-08
The Skye Peak Quad (right) in 2002
Skye Peak Quad
Yan
Chairlift - Quad - Fixed
1984-85
-
2007-08
Snowdon Double
Hall
Chairlift - Double - Fixed
1964-65
-
1991-92
The Snowshed Double 1 (right) circa the 1980s
Snowshed Double #1

Chairlift - Double - Fixed
1961-62
-
1986-87
The Snowshed Double 2 (right) circa the 1980s
Snowshed Double #2
Poma
Chairlift - Double - Fixed
1963-64
-
1986-87
The bottom terminal (2015)
Snowshed Double #2
Yan-Poma
Chairlift - Double - Fixed
1987-88
-
2015-16
The Snowshed Double 3 (left) circa the 1980s
Snowshed Double #3
Poma
Chairlift - Double - Fixed
1966-67
-
1986-87
The Snowshed Poma (right) circa the 1960s
Snowshed Poma

Platter
1963-64
-
Abandoned upper towers (2015)
South Ridge Triple
Yan
Chairlift - Triple - Fixed
1977-78
-
2010-11

Maps
1962-63 Killington Trail Map1963-64 Killington Trail Map1964-65 Killington Trail MapKillington circa 1965-66 trail map1969-70 Killington Trail Map1970-71 Killington Trail Map
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Year by Year History
Adult Weekend Full Day Lift Ticket; Adult Full Price Unlimited Season Pass
2010s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
2016-17$105.002016-17 Ticket Price Graph$1389.002016-17 Season Pass Price Graph13.2 daysOctober 25June 12016-17 Skier Visit Graph
2015-16$96.002015-16 Ticket Price Graph$1369.002015-16 Season Pass Price Graph14.3 daysOctober 18May 292015-16 Skier Visit Graph
2014-15$92.002014-15 Ticket Price Graph$1349.002014-15 Season Pass Price Graph14.7 daysNovember 3May 252014-15 Skier Visit Graph
2013-14$89.002013-14 Ticket Price Graph$1299.002013-14 Season Pass Price Graph14.6 daysOctober 23May 182013-14 Skier Visit Graph
2012-13$88.002012-13 Ticket Price Graph$1349.002012-13 Season Pass Price Graph15.3 daysOctober 13May 262012-13 Skier Visit Graph
2011-12$86.002011-12 Ticket Price Graph$1349.002011-12 Season Pass Price Graph15.7 daysOctober 29April 222011-12 Skier Visit Graph
2010-11$84.002010-11 Ticket Price Graph$1299.002010-11 Season Pass Price Graph15.5 daysNovember 2May 12010-11 Skier Visit Graph
2009-10$82.002009-10 Ticket Price Graph$1249.002009-10 Season Pass Price Graph15.2 daysNovember 7April 252009-10 Skier Visit Graph
2000s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
2008-09$82.002008-09 Ticket Price Graph$1349.002008-09 Season Pass Price Graph16.5 daysNovember 2May 22008-09 Skier Visit Graph
2007-08$79.002007-08 Ticket Price Graph$1299.002007-08 Season Pass Price Graph16.4 daysNovember 16April 202007-08 Skier Visit Graph
2006-07$72.002006-07 Ticket Price Graph$1400.002006-07 Season Pass Price Graph19.4 daysNovember 23May 6700,0002006-07 Skier Visit Graph
2005-06$69.002005-06 Ticket Price Graph$1300.002005-06 Season Pass Price Graph18.8 daysOctober 29May 1795,0002005-06 Skier Visit Graph
2004-052004-05 Ticket Price Graph$1100.002004-05 Season Pass Price GraphNovember 9May 15986,0002004-05 Skier Visit Graph
2003-04$67.002003-04 Ticket Price Graph2003-04 Season Pass Price GraphNovember 10May 12955,0002003-04 Skier Visit Graph
2002-032002-03 Ticket Price Graph2002-03 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 25May 261,045,0002002-03 Skier Visit Graph
2001-02$62.002001-02 Ticket Price Graph$1099.002001-02 Season Pass Price Graph17.7 daysNovember 6June 1953,0002001-02 Skier Visit Graph
2000-01$58.002000-01 Ticket Price Graph$1249.002000-01 Season Pass Price Graph21.5 daysOctober 29May 271,085,0002000-01 Skier Visit Graph
1999-00$56.001999-00 Ticket Price Graph$1249.001999-00 Season Pass Price Graph22.3 daysOctober 25May 29939,0001999-00 Skier Visit Graph
1990s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
1998-99$52.001998-99 Ticket Price Graph$1299.001998-99 Season Pass Price Graph25.0 daysOctober 22May 25978,0001998-99 Skier Visit Graph
1997-98$49.001997-98 Ticket Price Graph$1249.001997-98 Season Pass Price Graph25.5 daysOctober 1May 251,077,0001997-98 Skier Visit Graph
1996-971996-97 Ticket Price Graph$1500.001996-97 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 4June 221996-97 Skier Visit Graph
1995-961995-96 Ticket Price Graph1995-96 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 17June 101995-96 Skier Visit Graph
1994-95$46.001994-95 Ticket Price Graph1994-95 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 3June 41994-95 Skier Visit Graph
1993-941993-94 Ticket Price Graph1993-94 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 1June 91993-94 Skier Visit Graph
1992-931992-93 Ticket Price Graph1992-93 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 1June 1972,0001992-93 Skier Visit Graph
1991-921991-92 Ticket Price Graph1991-92 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 21June 141991-92 Skier Visit Graph
1990-91$37.001990-91 Ticket Price Graph1990-91 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 27May 281990-91 Skier Visit Graph
1989-90$37.001989-90 Ticket Price Graph1989-90 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 10May 281989-90 Skier Visit Graph
1980s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
1988-89$34.001988-89 Ticket Price Graph1988-89 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 13May 211988-89 Skier Visit Graph
1987-88$35.001987-88 Ticket Price Graph1987-88 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 12June 11987-88 Skier Visit Graph
1986-871986-87 Ticket Price Graph1986-87 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 10June 31986-87 Skier Visit Graph
1985-861985-86 Ticket Price Graph1985-86 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 28June 11985-86 Skier Visit Graph
1984-851984-85 Ticket Price Graph1984-85 Season Pass Price GraphNovember 3June 21984-85 Skier Visit Graph
1983-84$25.001983-84 Ticket Price Graph1983-84 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 20June 211983-84 Skier Visit Graph
1982-83$24.001982-83 Ticket Price Graph1982-83 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 17June 161982-83 Skier Visit Graph
1981-821981-82 Ticket Price Graph1981-82 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 20June 151981-82 Skier Visit Graph
1980-811980-81 Ticket Price Graph1980-81 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 14May 271980-81 Skier Visit Graph
1979-80$17.001979-80 Ticket Price Graph$397.001979-80 Season Pass Price Graph23.4 daysOctober 10May 231979-80 Skier Visit Graph
1970s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
1978-79$15.001978-79 Ticket Price Graph1978-79 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 16May 22676,0561978-79 Skier Visit Graph
1977-78$14.001977-78 Ticket Price Graph1977-78 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 24May 23698,9501977-78 Skier Visit Graph
1976-771976-77 Ticket Price Graph1976-77 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 27May 151976-77 Skier Visit Graph
1975-76$12.001975-76 Ticket Price Graph1975-76 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 30May 51975-76 Skier Visit Graph
1974-75$10.001974-75 Ticket Price Graph1974-75 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 19May 12440,3451974-75 Skier Visit Graph
1973-74$10.001973-74 Ticket Price Graph1973-74 Season Pass Price GraphNovember 5April 30341,3191973-74 Skier Visit Graph
1972-73$9.501972-73 Ticket Price Graph1972-73 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 20April 28382,3551972-73 Skier Visit Graph
1971-721971-72 Ticket Price Graph1971-72 Season Pass Price GraphNovember 9May 18448,8091971-72 Skier Visit Graph
1970-711970-71 Ticket Price Graph1970-71 Season Pass Price GraphNovember 18May 211970-71 Skier Visit Graph
1969-70$9.001969-70 Ticket Price Graph1969-70 Season Pass Price GraphOctober 24May 41969-70 Skier Visit Graph
1960s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
1968-69$8.501968-69 Ticket Price Graph1968-69 Season Pass Price GraphNovember 9May 101968-69 Skier Visit Graph
1967-681967-68 Ticket Price Graph1967-68 Season Pass Price GraphNovember 5April 71967-68 Skier Visit Graph
1966-671966-67 Ticket Price Graph1966-67 Season Pass Price GraphNovember 4May 2206,2461966-67 Skier Visit Graph
1965-661965-66 Ticket Price Graph1965-66 Season Pass Price GraphNovember 18May 18230,3221965-66 Skier Visit Graph
1964-65$6.251964-65 Ticket Price Graph$120.001964-65 Season Pass Price Graph19.2 daysMay 41964-65 Skier Visit Graph
1963-64$6.001963-64 Ticket Price Graph1963-64 Season Pass Price GraphApril 231963-64 Skier Visit Graph
1962-63$5.751962-63 Ticket Price Graph1962-63 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 8May 51962-63 Skier Visit Graph
1961-621961-62 Ticket Price Graph1961-62 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 2April 30118,0001961-62 Skier Visit Graph
1960-611960-61 Ticket Price Graph1960-61 Season Pass Price GraphMay 864,8501960-61 Skier Visit Graph
1959-60$4.501959-60 Ticket Price Graph1959-60 Season Pass Price Graph39,8041959-60 Skier Visit Graph
1950s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
1958-591958-59 Ticket Price Graph1958-59 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 13April 1613,0001958-59 Skier Visit Graph

1997-2006 skier visit figures include Pico

Visitor Memories
"I was director of ski patrol in the late sixties !"
Ron Thompson, Feb. 2, 2017
"Killington has actually offered lift-serviced mountain biking since 1991 on the Killington Double chair and later K1 gondola, making next week's opening the start of the 25th season of mountain biking at Killington!"
Will Conroy, May. 20, 2016
"Monday, Feb 6. I was staying with friends at the Red Rob Inn (now the Killington Mountain School). We sat down for dinner at precisely 6:00 pm and we noticed it just started snowing...slow at first, but within minutes, it was snowing hard. Dinner was over by 7:00; we decided to walk to Charity's for drinks. There was well over six inches of snow on the ground as we walked there. When we left Charity's--around 10:00 pm, there was almost two feet of snow on the ground...and the access road was practically impassable. Cars were stuck everywhere. When we got back to the Red Rob, two ladies who left the hotel earlier that day (to drive home back to Boston)were inexplicably back at the Red Rob. 'Why did you guys return to Vermont?' we asked. 'They closed Massachusetts' was their answer. The turnpike was closed and the Massachusetts police said they would arrest any non-emergency motorists on the highways. When we woke up Tuesday morning, there was almost four feet of snow on the ground. Kenny Budzyna, the co-owner of the Red Rob calmed us down as we were dying to get to the mountain. Kenny advised us to sit tight: 'There's no rush to go the mountain,' he said. 'Too much snow and the lifts aren't open yet...they won't open until after 10 am.' He asked that we dig out our cars and empty the lot of cars so they can plow the lot. We got to the mountain around 10:30 am...and only a few lifts were running. The parking lot at Killington base was barely cleared of snow; just two bays, perhaps. We saw huge piles of snow that were foreign to us...we were amazed at all the snow there, being piled up as they plowed the lot. Killington 'regulars' were commenting that they never ever saw this much snow. They were still sweeping snow off the Killington Double chair. Most lifts sat still, or were moving very slowly so they could clear the mounds of snow off of each chair. The South Ridge triple didn't open until Wednesday...the mid-station two-bull wheel turn was buried in ten feet of drifts! We broke trails and snow all day Tuesday. The mountain was largely empty. Over 48 inches of snow fell. What a change from the icy conditions we experienced earlier that previous weekend. The snow remained excellent all week, through Friday. Boston Logan airport was closed for seven days. Killington remained empty even that following weekend because so many people couldn't get to the mountain. This was the winter of '78 where there were many storms..more than usual. I am told that this was the largest single dump in Killington history. I am glad that I was there...to experience nothing but powder and loose-pack powder day after day. The novice and many intermediate trails were almost impossible to ski until they were groomed...they weren't steep enough. A few trails (Conclusion, for example) had chest-deep snow. It was the most amazing ski day of my life at Killington...I've been skiing there for more than 40 years. Many other reminisce about that storm. I shall never forget the storm of my ski life...Feb 6-7, 1978. "
Robert Gedzelman, Jul. 8, 2014
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External Links
  • Killington Resort - official site
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  • Killington - Chairlift.org
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