K57 Tickets Tickets
Skiers and riders will save up to $29 off one-day window ticket window rates with K57 Tickets.
K57 Ticket Details:
* Only $57 per ticket and valid for all ages
* Offer available online only, thru Oct. 20, 2011 or until sold out, whichever comes first
* Ski or ride any day during the 2011-12 season EXCEPT the following peak days: Dec. 26, 2011 - Jan. 1, 2012; Jan. 14 - 15 and Feb. 18 - 26, 2012
* Limit ten tickets per order
* Use your tickets all on the same day by sharing with family and friends, or on separate dates, the choice is yours
* Tickets are not available for group ticket purchases, and may not be combined with any other offer, discount, deal or package
* Tickets are non-refundable and can be used during the 2011-12 winter season only
* Tickets may be used on peak days by paying the difference between the K57 and the window price
Another Killington deal...
BUY ONE GET ONE FREE AT KILLINGTON
Two lift tickets for the price of one at Killington Resort. Tickets valid from opening day through December 16, 2011.
2 for 1 deal at Killington
Fixing Up for the Fall Show
Workers Race to Repair Flood-Battered Vermont in Time for the Foliage Season
By JENNIFER LEVITZ
QUECHEE, Vt.—Businesses damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene are under pressure to rebuild and reopen this week as Vermont's peak leaf-peeping season begins, an event that provides a quarter of the annual tourism revenue in the state.
The state has set up a fund offering flood-ravaged businesses $10 million in low-interest loans, with no payment required in the first year. "These folks are on their knees," said Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, who visited flood-hit towns this week.
WSJ report Jennifer Levitz reports on Vermont's efforts to recover from the flooding and devastation from Hurricane Irene to entice tourists to visit during the lucrative fall foliage season. AP Photo/Toby Talbot
Simon Pearce hastened his cleanup and opened his restaurant for dinner Monday for the first time since the Ottauquechee River overflowed and struck his eatery in the village of Quechee, sending 400 bottles of wine plus glassware, onions and potatoes afloat.
Most who walked into the restaurant Monday remarked that the business's recovery, which came after long days of mud-shoveling, had been remarkably swift. "We didn't have much choice if we were going to stay in business. This is our busiest time of the year," Mr. Pearce said. Still, he added, "it's still hard to know if people will come."
Similar anxiety-filled scenes are playing out across the Green Mountain state, as merchants and road crews rushed to set the stage for the foliage tourism season, which runs through October.
The governor's office has established a "foliage task force" to promote visits. When Route 4, a major state corridor, opened last Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Sugar & Spice restaurant in Mendon hung a banner alongside its sign touting maple syrup products: "Thank you work crews and guard members!"
Not everyone is cheering. Vermont's recovery hasn't reached every road, and the rebuilding work will persist long after the maple leaves fall.
The Wilmington Village Pub, in Wilmington, marked its 27th anniversary Saturday without a customer; it's still closed after getting hit by Irene. "We're hoping for Thanksgiving," said owner Mary Jane Finnegan.
Mr. Shumlin, the governor, said the state had reopened 165 out of 180 state roads closed after Tropical Storm Irene, including the main foliage-viewing routes, although the roads may still be rough in spots.
But some 200 local streets, which are lined with businesses and homes and feed those state roads, are still closed, forcing some residents to stay in shelters because they can't get to and from their homes. The state has promised financial assistance to towns for repairs.
Mr. Shumlin said at least 1,500 Vermont residents may have completely lost their homes, and hundreds of businesses may still be closed. He predicted total damage in the state could hit $1 billion.
"The state's biggest challenge now is getting businesses the capital to reopen and Vermonters back in homes without facing bankruptcy," he said.
In addition to the state loans, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering both small-business loans and, in some hard-hit counties, personal-assistance grants of up to $30,200. With the Oct. 31 deadline to apply for aid looming, Mr. Shumlin said he feared too few residents were applying, thinking they can "bull it out alone."
Some Vermonters see the recovery happening in phases, just like the changing season that will soon cause the sugar maples to glow red. In Mendon, Annie Kuehl, the innkeeper of the Red Clover Inn & Restaurant, said it "felt incredible" last week to see cars traveling down Route 4, finally able to reach her business, which she reopened Friday. Now, she said, "we're hoping that foliage will let us bounce back."
Not sure about Killington attracting more from these offers, last year I think the $57 was $55 and the buy get one free was also out there last year. It would seem that ski resorts might be encouraging visits to the state - yet to see that. I was just trying to do my part for VT and whomever can benefit from these offers.