Killington has once again claimed the earliest opening date for eastern ski resorts, opening a trail on October 22, 1998 after two successful nights of snowmaking. Intermediate Rime trail opened to skiers and boarders with a base depth of 0-6 inches, served by the K1 and Glades Triple Chair lifts. The trail stayed open through Saturday afternoon, when the resort was forced to close due to the return of warmer temperatures. Killington hopes to resume snowmaking as soon as possible, with Skye Lark and Bittersweet slated to open next.
In 1997, Killington’s opening date was October 2. In 1996, Killington opened on October 4. Although Killington regularly grabs the first opening date in the east, it is usually short-lived; consistent conditions don’t arrive until mid-November.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.
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