Killington becomes second resort to open in North America, first in the East

Killington becomes second resort to open in North America, first in the East

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.”


Here! 🤘🏻

A photo posted by Ski The East ® (@skitheeast) on

#blocklife is back #lineskis @theskimonster 📷 @mikegarceau

A photo posted by Kevin Merchant (@tweakski) on

She's a beautiful thing to look at

A photo posted by imagineandseek (@imagineandseek) on

Killington day one was lit with DJ jerry @snowboardingisdead @jerryoftheday #jerry

A photo posted by chris schneider (@cschneides) on

#views @killingtonmtn

A photo posted by Dan Weis (@danweis) on

What are you doing tomorrow? #beast365 #longestseasonintheeast #skiyalater

A photo posted by Killington Resort (@killingtonmtn) on

It's lit. DAY ONE is this week, full details at link in bio. #beast365 #beastwinter #longestseasonintheeast #skitheeast

A photo posted by Killington Resort (@killingtonmtn) on

Mother Nature gave our snowmakers a hand last night – 5.5" of fresh! Guns are running. #beast365 #beastworldcup

A photo posted by Killington Resort (@killingtonmtn) on


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Footage and photos from opening day at Arapahoe Basin

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