It was 65 degrees in Vermont on Tuesday afternoon.
Clearly, Killington Mountain Resort will not be opening for the season on Saturday.
When Killington originally announced Nov. 14 as its hopeful opening date back in September, it was in anticipation of actually pushing the start of the season back a few weeks. With the need for social distancing a factor this season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional race between the Vermont resort and Maine’s Sunday River to open a limited strip of snow was seen as a risky venture. Rather, both resorts figured, it was more responsible to wait until the mountains could be opened top-to-bottom, providing plenty of room for returning skiers and riders to create space for themselves and their families.
So, with no World Cup to prepare for this year, Killington set a realistic mid-November date to open.