Remote Homeowners Property Check
Killington and Mendon officials and emergency management are requesting that remote and second homeowners postpone any immediate travel plans to the region while work on navigable routes in and out of town continues.
To assist property owners who are out of the area, do not have a property management company, or have not been able to check on their property by any other means, the town is setting up a Remote Homeowners Property Check System. More information will be provided as plans are finalized.
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In a press announcement, Killington Resort announced the plans for a new lodge at Killington peak. “Removal of the existing building and the new replacement facility and related infrastructure is expected to cost nearly $7 million when completed and will consist of a multilevel restaurant and meeting space facility… The removal project is expected to occur this summer and the new facility constructed the following summer with anticipated completion date of Christmas 2012.”
All I can say is hip, hip, hooray!
On October 10, 2010 a meeting will be held at the Sherburne Elementary School for out of state property owners. Guest speakers will include Chris Nyberg, President, Killington/Pico Resort, Rob Megnin, Director of Marketing, Killington/Pico Resort and Steve Selbo, President, SP Land. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of this meetig is to discuss the creation of a Killington/Pico Owners Association.
Only 35 condominiums sold in Killington in 2009 down almost 30% from 2008. At an average sale price of just over $207,000, a decrease of 17% since 2008, the total market revenue from Killington condo sales was $7 million, down more than 40% from the previous record low!
There was only one Killington land sale during the entire year compared with five in 2008.
The only bright spot in the whole picture is that the number of Killington home sales and the average sale price of Killington homes rose, but ever so slightly. For all of the data on Killington real estate sales, read the latest Prestige Real Estate newsletter which provides a review of all of 2009.
Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the premier of “The News in Revue” at the Killington Grand Hotel. I found this 70-minute musical production to be very well done and extremely entertaining. Billed as ‘Saturday Night Live’ meets ‘Sixty Minutes’, the cast cleverly satired a broad range of current news personalities and events. Where else in Vermont could you find Hillary & Bill Clinton, Sarah Palin, Marian Robinson, John Edwards, Mark Sanford, Bobby Jindal, and the Swine Flu all in the same place??
The facility proved to be very comfortable and appropriate for the show. The production will be playing at the Killington Grand Ovations Restaurant nightly except Mondays, September 25th through October 10th. Tickets are available with a three-course prix-fixe dinner for $49.95 per person or “show only” for $30 per person. I strongly recommend that you check it out.
Tickets can be reserved by phoning 800-621-6867, online at www.newsinrevue.com, or in person at the Front Desk at the Killington Grand.
On May 13th at 7:30 p.m. the Killington Planning Commission will discuss the Planned Unit Development (PUD) and Conceptual Master Plan Application for the ski village at the base of Killington Ski Resort. Many believe, as do we at Prestige Real Estate of Killington, that this development with a mix of residential, commercial and skier/rider services is absolutely crucial to Killington’s future
The first phase of the village includes 157 condominium units, replacing Snowshed and Ramshead base lodges with a 75,800 square foot base lodge and the development of approximately 33,000 square feet of commercial space. An additional 18 single family homes and 24 attached homes are planned for in the Rams Head Brook area.
Planning Commission approval for this is required before SP Land (the developers) can move on to the state land use permit under Act 250. SP Land has been developing these plans for over 2 years and is hopeful that the result of this meeting will enable them to take this next step.
Prestige Real Estate of Killington urges the Planning Commission to approve these plans and facilitate the development of this village in all ways possible.
Killington Resort announced that it will extend the 2008-09 ski and snowboard season to Saturday May 2, 2009, weather and conditions permitting.
The Town of Killington Economic Development and Tourism Commission announced that on July 4th a Triathlon will be held in Killington. It will consist of swimming, biking and running.
It was opening day for the 1st new lift in 10 years at Killington and mother nature is cooperating in a big way! We made our way over to Bear Mountain by going up the Superstar chair and skiing over the backside via the new Gateway trail. It was perfectly groomed and we cruised straight down to Bear Trap and lower Skyeburst (no more crossover trails). The conditions were great. We then got onto the new high speed detachable quad chairlift at Skye Peak which opened today and we were bottom to top in a record 4.9 minutes. It was a great ride and was “all the better” having known what it used to be like!
After departing the chair, we decided to check out the all new natural terrain park called “The Stash.” Not being adventurous risk takers, we cruised along side the natural features of the “park” and couldn’t help “oooooh’ing and aaaah’ing”. It was really cool! We were also impressed by the size and length of the area. It has open sections and also offers more gladed areas. It was truly pretty. The designers and builders did a great job.
We got on the new lift again and this time when disembarking, we headed down the new Great Eastern trail which utilizes part of the old “Cruise Control” but branches off in new areas with great views to the south and east. Once again, we were really impressed.
Our hats are off to Killington. They did a great job and should be commended! Mother nature seems to be congratulating everyone as well as snow is falling fast and furious with 6-12 inches predicted for tonight and a nor’easter coming in on Sunday. It is going to be a great holiday week! Come on up and enjoy.
In commemoration of Killington’s 50th birthday, Prestige Real Estate offers to pay up to $50,000 in closing costs!*
Prestige Real Estate of Killington wants to celebrate Killington’s 50th birthday in a BIG way! We will pay up to $50,000 in closing costs for buyers who purchase real estate through Prestige Real Estate and reach a fully signed agreement within 50 days of Killington’s 50th birthday. If you’ve been watching and waiting by the sidelines, NOW is the time to buy!
If you haven’t checked out the Killington Resort’s new website, you should. They have put lots of valuable information out there and keep it updated regularly. During my normal browsing, earlier today, to check on current ski conditions, I spotted a new page comparing ski resorts in the northeast. When I read it, all I could conclude was that, if you’re going to buy real estate near a ski resort in the Northeast, the choice should be simple. Killington has:
- the most lifts,
- the highest lift-served peak,
- the most skiable acres,
- the most skiable acres served by snowmaking,
- the best variety of terrain suitable for all types of skiers,
- and is a reasonable driving distance from northeastern metro areas.
For all of the details, see the “Resort Comparison” page on the Killington website.
To see what real estate is available, visit the Prestige Real Estate of Killington website.