Killington's opening was a class act. Mounds of soft bumps. Those whose legs were in good shape looked like the abominable snowman by the end of a day skiing under intense bombardment by guns spaced about every 30 feet. Lunch was on the house and mountain ambassadors handed out beverages and cookies in the (very short) lift line.
To ensure that we got our exercise for the day, Killington graciously opened the "stairway to heaven" to allow us to hike up and out with our gear before downloading on the K-1 gondola.
Mike Solimano is the man! He and his superb staff have turned Killington around. (They even have gone so far to please a customer as to retain some old infrastructure just so that Highway Star has something to carp about on 5 internet forums each year. That's customer service!)