Killington Conditions

315 messages Options
12345 ... 32
Harvey Harvey
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Killington Conditions

Brilliant marketing IMO:

Friday, October 12, 2012

KILLINGTON SEASON PASS APPRECIATION EVENT - SATURDAY OCTOBER 13, 2012

Exclusive to Killington Season Pass and Express Card holders, we will be running two lifts and one trail for Saturday October 13, 2012. Killington Express Card holders will be charged $25 for use of the Express Card. No day tickets will be sold.

If conditions permit, this event will extend into Sunday, October 14, 2012. Operating hours for Sunday will be determined by Saturday evening.

The K-1 Express Gondola and the North Ride Triple Chair will operate from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Skiers and riders will use the Peak Walkway to access the one open trail, Rime.

Rime will be open with advanced terrain only and early season conditions exist. Terrain will not be groomed. Snowmaking will be in progress as temperatures permit. Walking, removing equipment and downloading are all required. There will be no terrain park features.

The K-1 Lodge will be open for guest services and restrooms. The Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars will be open with light fare and drinks.

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
miker92 miker92
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Killington Conditions

Damn I'm jealous. How much is the cheapest Killy pass again? (jokes... not about to shell out for that.) Intense FOMO right now for sure though.
Harvey Harvey
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Killington Conditions

WOOT!

From Killington this morning:

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
Raymo40 Raymo40
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Killington Conditions

Gore take note....    I agree Harv great marketing, good for the pass holders and stoke for the season for the rest of us.
Harvey Harvey
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Killington Conditions

I like it because:

• It creates cache or clubiness for passholders.

• Somebody on the fence between say a Kmart or Okemo(?) pass might decide to go for Kmart. (Wonder if Kmart SOLD any passes today?)

• Conditions might not be ideal, and nobody will complain. Passholders have already paid so it's a bonus. No day ticket customers getting cranky.

• Might not be enough terrain to handle demand if it was open to all.

• Definitely created a buzz.

Not sure it would work for Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre because:

• They don't have the budget to blow snow that is likely to melt.

• Being public they'd probably get a bunch of grief for it, they way Tony Lanza did when he was doing crazy things.

• If they waited until late November to do it they'd piss people off and be leaving money on the table.

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
ScottyJack ScottyJack
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Killington Conditions

concur w/ da Harv.  On all accounts....

Be real interesting to see how long any goodwill created by KMart's action will last w/ the pass holders..  Probably as long as any yankee fan's cheering for A-Rod once he feebly swings and misses for yet another K in a run scoring playoff situation!!

And not for nothing but Yankee fans have way more reason to gripe!!!

Def a very good move though!  
I ride with Crazy Horse!
Harvey Harvey
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Killington Conditions

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
riverc0il riverc0il
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Killington Conditions

I'll be there for the man made on Monday. Hiking for some natural tomorrow first, though.
MC2 5678F589 MC2 5678F589
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Killington Conditions

Skied yesterday if anyone's interested. Conditions were pretty good, crowded, but manageable... I predict a clusterf@%# today and tomorrow, though, especially if they don't get a ski route to the base open...

http://skiequalsmc2.blogspot.com/2012/11/killington-november-9th-2012.html
riverc0il riverc0il
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Killington Conditions

Wow, I was expecting them to have more than what they are offering after skiing there on Monday. Looks like today they are offering Rime, Reason, and one route to the base with walking required. I just got back from Sunday River and they have 3.5 distinct routes top to bottom including decently pitched Right Stuff. Killington got a massive jump but they need to cover a massive amount of acres to get early season on North Ridge AND go top to bottom. Plenty of elbow room at SR today as well, both lifts ski on. I wonder if K can keep top to bottom open with the warm up happening through Monday?
Reply
12345 ... 32
Loading...