Archive for October, 2008

Killington Ski Resort Announces Early Opening

Friday, October 31st, 2008

With 11 inches of new snow this week, cold temperatures, Killington’s elevation advantage and the power of the World’s Most Extensive Snowmaking System, the mountain has just announced the kickoff of the 2008/09 ski and snowboard season on Sunday, November 2nd at 10 a.m.

The resort will open by offering top-to-bottom skiing and riding off the K-1 Express Gondola and the Northridge Triple, serving the following trails: Great Northern, Rime, Reason, Upper East Fall, Middle Chute and Lower Bunny Buster. No beginner terrain will be available!

Check www.killington.com for full details.

Up to $100 off Killington Season Ski Pass

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Announcing The Killington Economic Stimulus Program

SAVE UP TO $100 OFF A 2008/09 SKI PASS THROUGH KILLINGTON’S ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE

KILLINGTON, Vt. (October 20, 2008) – Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in the East, is offering savings up to $100 off the purchase of a 2008/09 season pass for guests who economically stimulate any Killington Chamber of Commerce member through December 15th.

“This is a great opportunity for our guests to enjoy a nice dinner out on the town, purchase that new ski jacket they’ve been eyeing, or escape for an early-season getaway at one of Killington’s fine lodging properties and apply up to $100 of their purchase toward a season pass,” said Patricia Ryan, Killington director of sales, marketing and reservations.

Simply bring a register receipt of $25 or more from any single purchase or combined purchases of up to $100 from any Killington Chamber of Commerce member to the Killington Sales Center at the Snowshed Lodge, and save up to $100 off the purchase of a 2008/09 Unlimited Adult or Young Adult season pass by December 15th. This offer is also valid to save up to $75 off the purchase of Unlimited Junior and the all-ages Blackout and Midweek season passes.

“This is a continued effort by the resort to partner with the Killington Chamber and create our own economic stimulus plan,” said Chris Karr, president of the Killington Chamber of Commerce. “We are confident this will motivate additional skiers and snowboarders to commit to the Killington Region this winter.”

The Killington Chamber of Commerce includes more than 200 members, including some of the region’s best restaurants and night clubs, retail establishments and lodging properties. For a complete list of Killington Chamber of Commerce members, please visit www.KillingtonChamber.com.

Only register receipts of $25 or more from any Killington Chamber of Commerce Member are eligible and must be dated from October 16 through December 15, 2008. Offer is valid for new season pass purchases only and must be made in person at the Killington Sales Center at the Snowshed Lodge by December 15, 2008. College passes, Merchant passes, Children’s passes and Pico Mountain season passes are not eligible.
    
About Killington Resort
The largest ski and snowboard resort in eastern North America, Killington debuts $8.4 million in improvements for its 50th Birthday Season, including the new Skye Peak Express and “The Stash.” Killington Resort features diverse terrain, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world and numerous off-mountain activities, including après, dining, shopping and lodging options. www.Killington.com.

Fact sheet:

WHO: Killington Resort and Killington Chamber of Commerce Members

WHAT: Killington Season Pass Stimulus Package

WHEN: Through Dec. 15, 2008

WHERE: All Killington Chamber of Commerce Members

HOW: Killington Resort is offering savings up to $100 off the purchase of a new 2008/09 Unlimited Adult or Young Adult season pass and up to $75 off the purchase of Unlimited Junior and the all-ages Blackout and Midweek season passes, for guests who bring a register receipt of at least $25 or more from any single purchase or combined purchases of up to $100 from any Killington Chamber of Commerce member.

To purchase a new season pass, guests can bring their register receipts to the Killington Sales Center at the Snowshed Lodge by December 15th.

Only register receipts of $25 or more from any Killington Chamber of Commerce Member are eligible and must be dated from October 16 through December 15, 2008. Offer is valid for new season pass purchases only and must be made in person at the Killington Sales Center at the Snowshed Lodge by December 15, 2008. College passes, Merchant passes, Children’s passes and Pico Mountain season passes are not eligible.

2008/09 Killington Resort Season Pass Prices:

UNLIMITED
Adult (ages 19-64) $1,349
Young Adult (13-18)/Senior (65-69) $1,029
Junior (7-12)/Senior Plus (70+) $879

BLACKOUT
All Ages: $779
The all-ages Killington and Pico Blackout Pass is valid all season with the exception of 15 blackout days (11/28-29/08, 12/26-31/08, 1/2-3/09, 1/17-18/09, 2/14-16/09)

MIDWEEK
All Ages: $549
The Killington and Pico Midweek Pass is valid Monday through Friday all season with the exception of certain holiday and peak days (11/28/08, 12/26/08, 12/29/08-1/2/09, 2/16-20/09)

For more information, contact the Snowshed Sales Center Daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 802.422.6868

 

One of Five Natural Terrain Parks in the World at Killington

Friday, October 17th, 2008

The Stash is coming to Killington.  Burton Snowboards and Killington Resort are building a new and revolutionary snow board resort run slated to open on December 19, 2008.  The Stash will be located on the Bear Mountain side of Killington and will be accessible by the brand new Skye Peak Express quad chair lift.  It will be a half-mile long run that features wooded glades, banked turns, long slides and pillow lines.  The Stash is part of more than $8.4 million in on-mountain improvements and is the fifth run of its kind worldwide and the first in the Northeast.

 

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a suit brought by four people who claimed the life long passes should be honored after the 2008-2009 season.  The plaintiffs moved to certify the law suit as a class action suit on behalf of the 1,243 investor pass holders.  They are seeking to have the passes reinstated or in lieu of that monetary damages.  Needless to say, this could take a very long time to resolve.   

 

Killington Real Estate Update

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Killington condominium real estate market holds steady while the Killington house market is challenged.  The same number of condominiums have sold during the first 9 months of 2008 that sold in 2007.  Inventory levels have remained steady with 145 Killington condominiums currently on the market (144 in 2007).

The number of house sales has also remained the same over the past year.  However the average selling price has dropped significantly and inventory has risen dramatically to almost double the number from this time last year.  There are 65 homes currently listed in Killington which represents the largest inventory of homes on the market in history.

For the full analysis on Killington real estate, follow this link to our 3rd quarter newsletter.

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