The Vermont resort will slowly open summer operations this weekend.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Superstar, May 19, 2020
Stating that he is "as disappointed as anybody that we can't get back on snow this year," Killington President Mike Solimano announced yesterday that the resort will not reopen for ski operations this season.
Killington was one of the first resorts to suspend operations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, shutting down the mountain on Saturday, March 14. At the time of the shut down, Killington had been making snow on its late-season Superstar trail. With four New Hampshire ski areas operating until March 18, Killington lost its last-to-close status for the first time since 2012. As of May 19, Superstar still has top to bottom snow coverage.
In a video posted to social media, Solimano cited concerns with out-of-state traffic and social distancing, noting that western areas which have reopened are drawing from a local population and can spread out skiers, whereas Killington can attract 1,000 visitors with only one trail this time of year.
Solimano also announced that golf operations would start this weekend, followed by mountain bike operations on June 6. Solimano noted Killington is using the gradual opening of summer operations as a learning opportunity for planning future winter operations.