With all eyes on June, NOR’BEASTER keeps
Killington guests busy from March to Memorial Day
Killington, VT – Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America, continues an expectation-shattering winter season with the announcement of 2017’s NOR’BEASTER Spring Pass and events line-up. After kicking off the winter season with another first-in-the-East October opening and electrifying Audi FIS Ski World Cup races in November, Killington quickly eclipsed the previous winter’s snowfall totals before proceeding to pick up nearly 5 feet of natural snowfall in February alone. Killington Resort now charges into spring with a jam-packed events series as the longest ski and ride season in the East extends towards Memorial Day and beyond.
The 2017 NOR’BEASTER Spring Pass is available for $189*, providing skiers and snowboarders of all ages with unlimited spring skiing and riding from mid-March to late May or as far as Mother Nature will allow. The Spring Pass also unlocks access to live music, events and 20% discounts on Killington managed lodging beginning March 17 through the remainder of the 2016-17 winter season. Spring Pass Upgrades are available on-site after March 17, valid for 2016-17 Killington Express Card Holders, Killington Midweek Season Pass Holders, Pico Mountain Season Pass Holders and MAX Pass holders; plus 2016-17 season pass holders at select partner resorts.
“Spring is special at Killington, not just because of the soft snow and abundant sunshine, but because every weekend of NOR’BEASTER is packed with unique events and activations,” says Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort. “We pride ourselves on opening first every fall and staying open later than any other eastern ski area in the spring, and this excellent winter so far has boosted our spring snowmaking and stockpiling efforts. We would love to see the season stretch beyond Memorial Day on Superstar’s World Cup base, and after all, March is historically our snowiest month of the year.”
The much-anticipated Nor’Beaster events series, a celebration on spring in the Green Mountains, begins on April 1with the Hibernation Park Jam in Bear Mountain’s Dream Maker Park, closing out this winter’s Killington Parks competition series. Following Hibernation, two legendary spring rites of passage, the Dos Equis Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge on April 8 and Pond Skimming on April 15, keep the party going.
On Earth Day, April 22, the Dazed and Defrosted festival brings together live music, on-snow equipment demos, giveaways and an sustainability-themed expo village with activities promoting awareness of Killington’s many environmental initiatives. The ski-bike-run Killington Triathlon on April 29 and May Day Slalom on May 1 round out the events schedule, but spring skiing and riding will continue as long as Mother Nature allows.
Memorial Day Weekend at Killington is expected to feature prime late-spring skiing and riding, plus the kickoff of summer operations including the Killington Golf Course, Adventure Center and Mountain Bike Park.
For more information about the 2017 NOR’BEASTER Spring Pass and a full events line-up, please visit www.killington.com and stay tuned to www.killington.com/conditions for updates on spring operations, including announcements about potential June skiing.
*Price valid through March 16, 2017. NOR’BEASTER Spring Passes can be purchased March 17, 2017 and later for $209.
About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountains. The Beast of the East boasts 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread across six peaks including Pico Mountain, served by the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in Eastern North America. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course, the family-friendly Snowshed Adventure Center, 35 miles of mountain biking trails with expansion underway with Gravity Logic, plus 15 miles of hiking trails. The seemingly infinite après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 55 years. Killington is part of the POWDR portfolio. Visit www.killington.com for more information and be social with #beast365 and #beastwinter.