Killington, VT – Vermont’s Killington Resort has announced 2017’s Nor’Beaster event line-up and Spring Pass. After kicking off the winter season with a 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 and now charges into spring with a packed events series as the longest ski and ride season in the East extends towards Memorial Day and beyond.
“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 activities,” 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 Nor’Beaster events series, a celebration on spring in the Green Mountains, begins on April 1 with the Hibernation Park Jam in Bear Mountain’s Dream Maker Park, closing out this winter’s Killington Parks competition series. Following Hibernation, two 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, resort officials promise.
Memorial Day Weekend at Killington is expected to feature late-spring skiing and riding, plus the kickoff of summer operations including the Killington Golf Course, Adventure Center and Mountain Bike Park.
The 2017 Killington 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.