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Killington over Christmas break

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We have a trip planned to fight the Killington crowds over Christamas break. I was wondering if i could get some advice where to park and ski to best avoid the jeans and starter jacket crowd. I havent been to Killington in about 20 yrs. I'm an advanced skier that can handle any groomed terrain and my daughters are 13 and 14 and also advanced skiers. One really likes the bumps so Bear mountain and Superstar will find some time but they both really love tree skiing.Thanx in advance

 

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Actually if you can avoid the weekends, Xmas/New Years can be only a marginal zoo.  The big unknown is how much terrain will be open and that depends on if Mother Nature cooperates with cold weather for snowmaking.  Bear may be open, but that's not a given.  And trees are dependent on natural snow.  Trees are marked on the trail maps now.  Easy ones at Rams Head, best variety off Snowdon, and others spread out off the Peak and Bear. 

 

Best option on busy days is always to arrive early and be on line when the lifts open.  That's 8AM on weekends and holidays.  If you stay in the "village" i.e. Grand Hotel and condos at the top of the access road, you have a free shuttle that will take right from your condo to Snowshed.  Most better skiers park at the K1, but it's easy to get anywhere from Snowshed.  

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thanx   we are there in the middle of the week. i hope that helps a bit. The kids like to try for first chair 

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If you don't mind the mild fight, go K1 otherwise hit up snowshoes- it will be empty.
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You won't see a single soul in jeans or a starter jacket.  But the crowds of teenage groms in Arcteryx jackets will bug you just as much.

 

K-Ton gets busy during busy times, can still be fun if conditions are good enough to spread folks out.  Avoid getting stuck in the Rams head liftlines and seek out the snowdon slow fix grips….

 

Wake up early and park as close to the main lodge as possible.

Oh, bumps may be hard to find during Christmas week and trees even more so.  But, maybe this will be a banner early season.

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