Killington Gets Set For Its 50th Birthday Bash

October 30, 2008 by  
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Vermont’s Killington Resort will be celebrating half a century of service to the snow skiing community with a host of fun-filled family-oriented activities on December 12-14. To make the weekend even more enjoyable, Killington is offering 50th birthday medallions at a cost of $50 each which will give medallion holders unlimited skiing and riding on December 13-14. These commemorative medallions will make holders eligible for a variety of discounts on products and services offered by Killington Chamber of Commerce members, as well as preferential lift access and other benefits at the resort.

The weekend excitement kicks off on Friday night with a Ski Sweater Soire. Guests are invited to attend the party dressed in their White Stag, CB Sports, Obermeyer, Icelandic or Roffe ski sweaters as they honor the founders, pioneers and others who have been instrumental in developing Killington Resort into one of the premier winter sport destinations in the east. Guests will have the opportunity of taking a walk down memory lane by means of the displays of photos and an assortment of memorabilia, while enjoying an evening of dinner and dancing to the sounds of Joey Leone and his Chop Shop Band.

Saturday features a Poker Run and awe-inspiring mountain tours, while the highlight of the evening’s activities will be the 50th Birthday Party, starting with a torchlight parade at the Snowshed Lodge and down Snowshed Slope. The Long Trail pub will be providing family entertainment between 6 and 8 pm, with magic shows, face painting, sing-a-longs and plenty of cake and ice cream. From 8 pm Diamond Neil will entertain the crowds at the Killington Resort Center. Of course, in between all the entertaining activities, guests will be enjoying the superb skiing conditions that Killington is renowned for.

Killington Resort first opened for business on December 13, 1958, offering skiers seven trails and two surface lifts. The resort has expanded dramatically over the past five decades, and today snow sport enthusiasts can make use of 30 lifts, of which three are express gondolas and seven are express chairs, to access 191 trails stretching across seven mountain areas. Killington Peak, at 4241 feet, boasts access to the highest lift-served terrain in Vermont. State-of-the-art snow making and grooming equipment ensure that the terrain remains in tip-top condition every day.

Regulars at Killington Resort fully appreciate all that it has to offer, and this keeps them coming back time and again. If you have not yet enjoyed the experience of visiting this premier resort, why not find out what it is all about at Killington’s 50th birthday celebration weekend.