Last week, on October 21, Arapahoe Basin (A-Basin) in Colorado became the first resort in North America to open for the 2016-17 season. And, yesterday, October 25, Vermont’s Killington Resort came in a close second—2,000 miles to the east of A-Basin and nearly 10,000 feet closer to sea level.
Yesterday’s opening was limited to locals, season pass holders and staff, and the mountain opened up to the general public this morning. After a pretty rough 2015-16 winter with low snowfalls and high temperatures, this early start to winter ’16-17 is huge for Killington and other resorts on the East Coast.
Below, browse through a collection of early-season media from “The Beast of the East.”