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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Just received in my Killington newsletter:

Killington has just offered coupons for 2 for 1 lift tickets, good through 2/3/06. Follow the link below:

http://www.killington.com/mid_2-for-1.html


Enjoy - Charlie
post #2 of 16
Given it's Killington, may I suggest wearing TWO helmets while taking advantage of that 2 for 1 offer??
post #3 of 16
Given half the trails will be closed, double the helmets and add hockey padding.

As of today, with a week of warm weather ahead:

http://www.killington.com/trail_repo...=closed#trails
post #4 of 16
Killington could not give me a free ticket I would use there during mid season. I hate that damn place that time of winter. Now if I had the mountain all to myself with a few selected others on a pow day that would be a different story.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 

Killington 1/2 the trails @ twice the price - minus the snow

Given the snow - rain - freeze - repeat cycles coupled with "the largest snowmaking system in the East" which is used at 15% of capacity, I would agree with the posted comments. My preferences are Stowe, Mad River, Jay Peak. But - I have had some great skiing at Killington this year and if you know the typical traffic flow, you can avoid the crowds. Also, when the snow is good, MANY good tree runs (locals with chain saws) not on the trail map. The offer is good for this weekend and conditions are looking better. From today's Basin Ski Shop report (Basin employees, not Killington's):

Today is Ski Bum race day, otherwise know as World Cup Wednesday. The Basin team had a strong showing from everyone and it looks like we may have scored a team victory once again this week. It was hard to even go to the race course with the snow coming down like it was all morning, we all wanted to get our fat skis and go exploring, but the mountain was once again empty so even by 11:30 there was still fresh snow to be had. My favorite run today was Double Dipper, the 6 inches we received earlier this week mixed with the 3+ we had so far today made the snow thick enough to speed check you, but underneath was packed powder so you could just lay out nice turns that were effortless. Superstar had small soft bumps, and Skylark to Bittersweet was packed powder with small bumps forming. Outer Limits and all of Bear Mtn had softer snow but not a lot of bumps so the skiing there was fun. All in all It was a really nice day with no wind and big snow flakes falling at a good rate which was a pleasure to see. It is still snowing currently.

Bret


Good or bad, just trying to save folks some $$$$$$.

Charlie
post #6 of 16
there may be plenty of things to knock about killington (heavy weekend crowds, very little patrol or supervision of reckless skiiers/boarders, lackluster snowfall this year, etc) but i will give them props in one area - their online facilities makes finding and booking a package (lodgings, lift tickets, etc) is very easy compared to other places on the east coast.

i'll give okemo high grades in their grooming, friendly staff, etc (much better grades than killington) but finding lodgings, etc via their website is horrible. it's either not listed or you need to call someone. i suppose i'll get around to visiting okemo next year (big maybe) but as long as they have a crappy booking system, my first picks will be other places (jay's peak, etc).
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by AlterEgo
there may be plenty of things to knock about killington (heavy weekend crowds, very little patrol or supervision of reckless skiiers/boarders, luckluster snowfall this year, etc) but i will give them props in one area - their online facilities makes finding and booking a package (lodgings, lift tickets, etc) is very easy compared to other places on the east coast.

i'll give okemo high grades in their grooming, friendly staff, etc (much better grades than killington) but finding lodgings, etc via their website is horrible. it's either not listed or you need to call someone. i suppose i'll get around to visiting okemo next year (big maybe) but as long as they have a crappy booking system, my first picks will be other places (jay's peak, etc).
DO NOT BY THE GRACE OF GOD AND ALL THAT"S HOLY CHOOSE OKEMO OVER JAY!!! Enough said...you've been warned about JOKEMO
post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Treewell
DO NOT BY THE GRACE OF GOD AND ALL THAT"S HOLY CHOOSE OKEMO OVER JAY!!! Enough said...you've been warned about JOKEMO
LMAO...just to explain.

my rationale for wanting to visit okemo was if i wanted to book a very late or very early in season trip, i wanted a mountain that boasted extensive snow-making to offset the chances of warm weather (if late-season) or little snowfall (early season). plus, i confess that i'm curious to see for myself just how good their vaunted snow-making & grooming really is. yes, okemo is 'flat' compared to the other neighboring mountains but i wouldn't mind spending a day on some nice long cruisers.

it's a shame that their slopeside lodgings are geared towards large groups/families and overpriced. nor are the b&b and inns nearby that much cheaper either.
post #9 of 16
Currently it's DUMPING snow. Has been for the last 3 hours. Things are LOOKING UP!!

Take tomorrow or Friday off and enjoy some wet and heavy freshies.
post #10 of 16
Killington was down to 112/200 trails and were just back up to 164/200, things are indeed looking up.
post #11 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by falcon_o
Given the snow - rain - freeze - repeat cycles coupled with "the largest snowmaking system in the East" which is used at 15% of capacity, I would agree with the posted comments. My preferences are Stowe, Mad River, Jay Peak. But - I have had some great skiing at Killington this year and if you know the typical traffic flow, you can avoid the crowds. Also, when the snow is good, MANY good tree runs (locals with chain saws) not on the trail map. The offer is good for this weekend and conditions are looking better. From today's Basin Ski Shop report (Basin employees, not Killington's):

Today is Ski Bum race day, otherwise know as World Cup Wednesday. The Basin team had a strong showing from everyone and it looks like we may have scored a team victory once again this week. It was hard to even go to the race course with the snow coming down like it was all morning, we all wanted to get our fat skis and go exploring, but the mountain was once again empty so even by 11:30 there was still fresh snow to be had. My favorite run today was Double Dipper, the 6 inches we received earlier this week mixed with the 3+ we had so far today made the snow thick enough to speed check you, but underneath was packed powder so you could just lay out nice turns that were effortless. Superstar had small soft bumps, and Skylark to Bittersweet was packed powder with small bumps forming. Outer Limits and all of Bear Mtn had softer snow but not a lot of bumps so the skiing there was fun. All in all It was a really nice day with no wind and big snow flakes falling at a good rate which was a pleasure to see. It is still snowing currently.

Bret


Good or bad, just trying to save folks some $$$$$$.

Charlie

Sounds like some one has the inside track at Basin Ski Shop.

Welcome to EPIC,

They have a good web site also, in case some of you don't know. Rick the owner post great photo's.

It's www.basinskishop.com
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 

Killington Lodging

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlterEgo
there may be plenty of things to knock about killington (heavy weekend crowds, very little patrol or supervision of reckless skiiers/boarders, lackluster snowfall this year, etc) but i will give them props in one area - their online facilities makes finding and booking a package (lodgings, lift tickets, etc) is very easy compared to other places on the east coast.

i'll give okemo high grades in their grooming, friendly staff, etc (much better grades than killington) but finding lodgings, etc via their website is horrible. it's either not listed or you need to call someone. i suppose i'll get around to visiting okemo next year (big maybe) but as long as they have a crappy booking system, my first picks will be other places (jay's peak, etc).
I am part of a Killington Ski House (sleeps 12) on Rt.4 approx. 1 mile from the access road. Most of our members are from Rochester, NY but we also have members from MA., NJ and CT. I handle the reservations and we charge guests $35/night. Currently have 20 members and are looking for 4 more. Wide range of abilities including kids skiing OL. Anyone interested in staying or wanting more details, send me an email.

Charlie
post #13 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlterEgo
LMAO...just to explain.

my rationale for wanting to visit okemo was if i wanted to book a very late or very early in season trip, i wanted a mountain that boasted extensive snow-making to offset the chances of warm weather (if late-season) or little snowfall (early season). plus, i confess that i'm curious to see for myself just how good their vaunted snow-making & grooming really is. yes, okemo is 'flat' compared to the other neighboring mountains but i wouldn't mind spending a day on some nice long cruisers.

it's a shame that their slopeside lodgings are geared towards large groups/families and overpriced. nor are the b&b and inns nearby that much cheaper either.
OK.. I'll grant it's good for groomers and cruising and fantastic for skiing with a sizable hangover
post #14 of 16

Ya, that's right.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni
Given half the trails will be closed, double the helmets and add hockey padding.

As of today, with a week of warm weather ahead:
I've finally recovered from getting hit by a snowboarder 3 1/2 weeks ago there, and now I have a 2 for 1 ticket. I must be a glutton for punishment.
post #15 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by ATskier
I've finally recovered from getting hit by a snowboarder 3 1/2 weeks ago there, and now I have a 2 for 1 ticket. I must be a glutton for punishment.
Chances are now good you'll be hit by 2 boarders at the same time...If they collide with you simultaneously does it count as a single collision or a 2 for 1??
post #16 of 16

Geewillikers!!!

Someone on my ignore list just posted some quip. Thanks Epicski, it works!!!
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