Killington Snow Report Brings Bluebird Skys And Cool Temps
Calm Sunny Skies, H 24° / L 16°
Today’s Killington Snow Report brought firm conditions, and if you’ve been paying attention to the weather up here well you have to be optimistic about the future. Today, we took out stiffer carving skis to navigate the groomers and headed out for morning turns. Things started out on the new 6-Pack Bubble for a trio of ripper runs. This pocket on the mountain had some of the best grooming of the day. We then headed over to Skyburst and Wildfire which were also both excellent. Fast and firm but guns were blasting in Ktown and over at Pico, and if anyone can recover from some less than ideal weather over the holiday week, it’s the Beast. So fear not, snow is on the way for tomorrow and we should rebound quickly.
I’ve also included the weather data below because I find it interesting. Scott Braaten is a Snow Reporter over in Stowe and weather geek. He contributes considerably to the Facebook Group Ski + Ride VTand The Braatencast. Below is a graph showing the snow stake in December 2007. Scott explains the details in the quote below but if you remember 2007 brought the V-Day storm which was one of the deepest powder days I’ve ever experience in the east. Enjoy!
Here’s one of the biggest thaws I can remember and it looked like it all worked out. After a record December in 2007 where the mountains saw over 100″ of snowfall, it was in the 50s and 60s with rain for a few days to start January.
The Stake lost 2 feet of depth in 48-72 hours. It was the end of the world at the time. But in the end that season is still one of the best winters I can remember on the mountain.
These types of events happen quite frequently in the records from late December through mid-January. Even great winters have been shown to have large thaws.
A fun day skiing today with sunny skis and comfortable temps. The groomers are all in great shape and there are many to choose from. I recommend sticking to the edges late in the day as the middle of the trails do get a bit scraped and there is plenty of snow pushed to the sides. Many ungroomed trails were open with mixed views on their conditions. The ones in the sun – Royal Flush and even Roundabout were soft with the sunshine. Others such as Flume, stayed pretty firm all day. There were many pleasant surprises such as the edge of Skye Hawk and some of the trees where there was s bit of blown in snow. It looks like we have a warm, wet day tomorrow and then it will turn colder again and the snowmakers will be out in full force for the holidays. With 2 gondolas and the new Snowdon 6 Express Bubble Chair there are plenty of lifts to keep you comfortable when nature isn’t as cooperative. So, dress for the weather and enjoy the varied terrain Killington has to offer.
What a fabulous early season we are having. Yesterday was cold which made the debut of the new Snowdon Express Chair – the 6 pack bubble – perfectly timed and a welcome addition to the mountain. All except your feet are out of the elements and toasty warm on the quick ride up. The new snow on Thurs. night has reopened the off piste terrain, so lots of natural snow and woods trails are skiing well along with the groomers, so there is plenty of great skiing no matter what your favorite terrain is. Today was so beautiful I didn’t want it to end, so I hiked to the top for my last run and I met up with some other happy skiers.
Killington Snow Report, With 5″ new inches on top of feet the previous week, The Beast is skiing mid winter. Needles eye was perfect today as was Highline and Superstar. But the weekend will be the highlight of this momentous week. With the Snowdon Sex·tu·ple opening tomorrow as well as Bear Mountain the endless winter keeps on rolling. With so many trails and lifts opening, we expect the lift line traffic to thin out and for there to be more room for everyone. If you’re intrigued (or questioning) the update to the Snowdon Quad (now 6-pack) they will be having their christening ceremony in the morning. If you’re into toasting with Champagne at 9 AM maybe we’ll see you there- we’re just excited to enjoy a 4-minute lift ride and many more laps on Snowdon Mountain in our future.
We will hold our Season Tuner Demo Day on the 16th, join us to test the newest skis 2019.
Another great day of early season skiing yesterday. I’ll have to admit we were all pretty spoiled with our amazing post-Thanksgiving snowfall and tremendous skiing. Better than I can remember – ever – in November. The good news is that it is only early December and we have a lot of skiing available and great coverage. Killington continues to get flurries each day/night and it is starting to add up, with Killington reporting 5 inches over night. Killington had been making snow on Needles Eye the past few days and today the chair and terrain was reopened. More lifts are expected to open this weekend, with a ribbon cutting celebration scheduled for 10AM for the new Snowdon 6 pack bubble chair and Bear Mountain, with Skye Peak Express is also scheduled for operation .
Lot’s of “unamed” tree skiing/ Killington Snow Report
Weather: Cold Enough For Snow, Lots Of Snow. 10″ at Opening bell, but felt like 16.
Well, today’s Killington Snow Report started with a very interesting drive into work today. Route 100 North was shut down (and still is) due to downed trees from this very heavy and thick snow we received overnight. The valley saw periods of R-like accumulation making for tough conditions on the roads. But Killington saw snow and lots of it. The mountain is saying 10″ fell but the locals are saying 16″. It’s thick that’s for sure but this thick snow is just what we need to build a base and keep the momentum going for months. And yes, we did get into the woods. Who would have thought that we’d be skiing bottomless tree runs in November! If the endless reports of substantial powder hasn’t made you contemplate calling sick to work for tomorrow and Friday well, the Snowdon Sixpack is expected to open by the weekend. So here’s to powder, bubble chairs, and serious fun!
News From The Shop:
Want wider skis or snowboards for the weekend? Call us and reserve a pair! We will book up on the wider sticks and decks.
Lot’s of holiday savings on apparel and clothing in store
On-the spot mounts and tuning.
So long as we’re not seriously busy we can accomodate most on the spot service work.
P.S: Don’t Forget to Swing By Lookout Tavern For Free Happy Hour Wings and Daily Discounts on Menu Items.
Weather: Hi 22, Lo 11 (Though -6 was reported this morning off River Road)
Words and Photo By Basin Ambassador Rob K
Wow! What a great day on the slopes for today’s Killington Snow Report. We were able to get some exciting turns in to work off that Thanksgiving dinner and stoke the adrenaline for tonight’s fireworks to kick off Women’s World Cup Race weekend! The 19 inches of fresh snow the last eight days combined with Killington’s incredible snowmaking since mid-October made for a fantastic snow surface.
It started at a cold 6 degrees but with golden sunshine, gators and a ride in the new K-1 cabins every third or fourth run it was very enjoyable. By late morning temps reach mid-teens. The snow-capped trees made the mountain resemble January instead of November.
Get here ASAP to enjoy terrific conditions and cheer the women racers on Superstar. Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
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Killington Snow Report: Mid Season Conditions in November!
Weather: Hi 25, Lo -1
Basin Sports GM, Jean got out with his family to make some turns today and reported back about on-mountain Killington Snow Report conditions. It’s pretty unreal how much coverage we have this early in the season. The Canyon quad is spinning offering access to the steeper terrain in Killington. In particular trails like Cascade and Downdraft were scary good- especially when skiing on a pair of Atomic Vantage 86Ti’s. The snowpack was good (though most skiing recently has been good, ha!) and was a mix of packed powder and fresh snow. It feels like it’s been snowing non-stop for the past few days and the mountain is showing it. Plus, if you haven’t heard the new Snowdon Bubble chair is expected to open before December! Whahooo!
Now, the best way to enjoy Thanksgiving and this holiday week, in general, is to one, eat lots of food, enjoy the company of your family and attend the Beast World Cup this weekend. We’re expecting a generous turnout, lots of great skiing and many sore throats and “headaches” the following day.
Notes From The Shop:
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Ray Returns to the boot bench Mid December
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Weather: H 30° / L 29° | 4″ Reported in the Early Morning
Killington Snow Report, Back by popular demand; SNOW and lots of it. Ropes were dropping all over the mountain and we were there. Particularly good was everything on Snowden, and downdraft offered some hero turns on about 6” of new. Conclusion was worth a few spins until it became tracked. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of fresh snow for the weekend. Next weeks’ forecast looks great. Off for some lunch and a well-earned beverage at the Lookout.
Next weekend the Women’s World Cup will be making an awaited stop where the best skiers in the world will challenge Superstar mono-e-mono.