It was only four years ago when Killington opened for the season on Oct. 19.
That’s not to suggest that we will be skiing and riding in less than 10 days time. The fall of 2018 was a particularly kind one in terms of early-season snowfall and cold temperatures that prompted a handful of New England ski areas to open earlier than anticipated.
Then again, Killington did turn on its snow guns over the weekend, so really, how far can we be?
According to information posted to the Vermont resort’s social media channels, the snowmaking team fired up a total of 23 snow guns Saturday morning between the Rime and Superstar trails to begin a stockpile prior to the World Cup races being held there over Thanksgiving weekend. “Though we won’t be skiing and riding next week, we will open soon,” the resort posted.
In 2021, Killington didn’t start making snow until Oct. 18. The resort opened on Nov. 5, 18 days later.
KIllington’s earliest opening on record was Oct. 1, last achieved in 1997.