Due to COVID-19, Killington's opening day will be its latest in over a dozen years.
Thursday, September 10, 2020, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
In a letter to customers issued today, Killington president Mike Solimano announced opening day has been pushed back to at least November 14, as the resort plans to offer top-to-bottom skiing with multiple base area lifts to promote social distancing. The planned opening day would be the latest since its November 16 debut in 2007. Killington recorded October opening days in three of its last five seasons.
Among the announcements:
No early season day ticket sales.
All skiers will be required to have advanced parking reservations.
Uphill travel will be strictly forbidden before opening day and during early season.
Initial snowmaking will be focused on maintaining open terrain on Killington Peak and Snowdon, rather than aggressively pushing for expansion.
No beginner terrain is expected until mid- to late-December.
Pico is not expected to open until December 19.
Face masks will be required indoors, in line, and on all lifts.
Indoor food and beverage will be curtailed, while new outdoor options will be added.
Ski school will be significantly limited, with many group programs not being offered.