Killington Resort recently announced plans for summer activity over the next 3 to 5 years. Plans for this summer include enhancing mountain bike trails with access to easier terrain, providing guided tours, and installing a Soaring Eagle Zip Line near the Snowshed Quad. In 2015 Killington Resort hopes to create a Big Zip/Aerial Park with a six stage zipline located 3,000 feet up from Snowshed. Killington also plans to expand its mountain bike operations and have hired consultants (from Gravity Logic) who believe the Resort will be very successful and “could own the northeaster market”. Killington’s goal is to attract 45,000+ additional visitors by the summer of 2019.
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Powdr Corp, the corporate parent of Killington and Pico recently lost a court battle for the right to operate Park City Mountain Resort. Powdr leases Resort Lands from Talisker Land Holdings but failed to file their intention to renew the lease by the deadline. Vail Resorts (which bought Canyons Resort from Talisker) entered into an agreement to rent these Resort Lands from Talisker and Powdr filed suit. Ironically Powdr owns the land underlying the base area, parking lots, snowmaking water and sewer infrastructure and Vail can’t access the upper mountain. Powdr will appeal the decision and this process could take a year. Powdr Corp. is the largest privately held owner of United States Ski areas and Vail Resorts is the largest publicly traded owner of United States ski areas.
The skiing and riding season came to an end on May 18th after 199 days being open. The 2013/2014 season began on October 24, 2013! We hope everyone enjoyed the fantastic conditions provided by the Killington staff. Just one week later, Killington is hosting the 2014 Stage Race, three days of competitive bike racing. The Killington Stage Race is considered one of the most challenging in New England races and will occur May 24th-26th.
Killington Resort and Pico Mountain Announcement
Chris Nyberg has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of the resort division of Powdr Corp.
Mike Solimano has been named the President and General Manager of Killington Resort and Pico Mountain.
Chris joined Killington/Pico Ski Resort Partners, LLC. in 2007 as the president and general manger. In his tenure with our resorts, more than $20 million was invested in resort improvements including the Skye Peak Express Quad, the Roaring Brook Umbrellas Bars and Deck, snowmaking improvements along with removal of the original Peak Lodge and preparation to build Killington’s new Peak facility. Chris’ hard work and dedication in the ski industry will continue in Park City, Utah where he will still work with Killington Resort and Pico Mountain and visit from time to time.
Mike brings many years of experience and broad knowledge to his new role as president and general manager for Killington/Pico Ski Resort Partners, LLC. For the last 12 years, he has served as director of finance and revenue and has been instrumental in achieving the recent on-mountain and guest service improvements at our resorts. Additionally, Mike’s taken on other direct responsibilities in retail sales, ticket and season pass sales and the lodging division. Mike’s previous role also involved him in strategic revenue generating programs relative to other departments at the resort including but not limited to all pre-sold programs and Pico program development.
Mike and his family, wife Cara, son Connor 12 and daughters, Hannah 9 and Lauren 7 are avid skiers and active in the community. Additionally, their children are growing up as participants in the Pico Ski Club racing program. Prior to his association with Killington Mike worked seven years at Deloitte & Touché as Audit Manager and six years at Skis Dynastar as VP of Finance and Operations.
“The Killington/Pico Executive Team has worked together to define our plan for the upcoming season, and I am confident that Mike will continue to pursue the high standards of operations and service that have been established,” stated Chris Nyberg. “Please join me in congratulating Mike on his new role.”
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SP Land Co. filed for its Act 250 permit application for the first phase of the Killington Ski Village. Phase 1 includes the development of 193 condominiums, 9 single family lots, 23 duplex lots, 31,000 sq ft of retail space and 77,000 square foot base lodge. A separate Act 250 permit was filed for a 1,276 vehicle parking lot. Estimated cost for Phase 1 is $133,400,000. No specific time frame was offered but this is certainly great news for all property owners in Killington.
Killington has announced that it will be hosting a three day (March 30-April 1) music festival. “Killington Resort is thrilled to host a three-day music festival in partnership with the S.N.O.W. series that will feature live performances from top-notch musicians,” stated Matt Porter, events and partnerships manager for Killington Resort. Some of the musicians performing include Kaskade, Snoop Dog, The Flaming Lips, Slightly Stoopid, Big Boi, Chromeo, Diplo, and Lotus.
Eight properties sold in Killington during the month of November. A 3 bedroom/2 bath home on Anthony Way sold for $225,000 and the following seven condominiums also closed: A 1 bedroom/1 bath Mountain Green sold for $39,000; a 1 bedroom/loft/2 bath Highridge sold for $161,666; a 3 bedroom/2 bath town home at Hemlock Ridge sold for $150,000; a 3 bedroom/ 3 bath town home at Colony Club sold for $212,500; a 3 bedroom/3 bath condominium sold at Sunrise for $245,000; a 3 bedroom/3bath condominium sold at The Lodges for $365,000; and a 3 bedroom/4bath town home sold at Topridge for $606,500. To view all of the properties currently listed for sale in Killington please visit Prestige Real Estate of Killington.
Killington Resort will open for skiing and riding on “Rime” at 10am to 4pm on Saturday, October 29, 2011. Skiing will be for advanced skiers and snowboarders only and will be accessed via the K1 gondola and the North Ridge triple chair. The “Peak Walkway” will be used to access the K1 gondola for downloading. The Resort will be open for skiing and riding from 9am to 4pm on Sunday, October 30, 2011 and will reassess conditions toward the end of the day to determine if the mountain will be open during the week. Enjoy… here we go!
Killington Resort is open for business. The K-1 Express Gondola will be running from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekends only through September 25th and then daily October 1st – 10th. The Killington Golf Course and Pro Shop is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will remain open through October 10th. The Clubhouse Grill will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the 10th of October as well. Mountain biking operations have concluded for the season allowing the staff to prepare the mountain for the upcoming snow sports season.
The Killington elementary school will open tomorrow (9/6/11); postal service is back in operation; every gas station has gas; and, Killington hopes to welcome back visitors by October 1st!