Someone didn’t tell the folks at Killington Mountain Resort that it is the end of March.
My visit on March 27th reminded me of mid winter conditions. Except for temperatures in the high 20s, (darn right balmy for this season) one would think it was the beginning of February. There continues to be piles of the white stuff around. And, in true Beast of the East fashion, it snowed before we got there.
Grooming is still in full swing and if you want bumps they are there too.
We had some great runs on Escapade, Ovation and Superstar on Killington Peak. We moved over Bear Mountain and had a couple of great runs on Wildfire. The bumps on Outer Limits were too much for me. The same held true for the woods on Big dipper. I can take the steeps, but just not the big bumps. Never could, and I am not going to learn now.
It continues to boggle my mind why people rush to the mountain in the fall with marginal conditions but fail to hit the slopes late season when the coverage is good, the sun is higher and the temperatures are warmer. Friends and family start asking me before Thanksgiving if I have been out yet. I tell them “I can wait”.
Get out and enjoy Killington. They’ll be going until May easily even if the grass at home is greening up.