Monday, November 28, 2011
Shredded some mashed potato flakes yesterday at the Beast. Killington was open top to bottom and not waiting in line was a welcome change, considering last time Hoffman and I stood in line in excess of 20 minutes everytime we boarded the lift. Yesterday also marked my first ducked rope of the season and I also found out that it was roped off for a reason, as evidenced by the brook that presented itself in the middle of the run. Hopefully the rain stays away from Vermont and we can get to skiing Jay Peak before Christmas. Til then, pray for snow!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Check out this article on Hurricane Irene and the opening of Killington. Irene was no match for the Beast of the East.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Well nothing feels better than getting your first turns in before Thanksgiving. Hoffman and I caravaned down to Killington and did just that yesterday. With just one lift other than the gondola open the lines were consistently 20 minutes long but luckily the crew at the Beast were serving beers at the North Ridge Lift. We hot lapped the Reason terrain park a few times and messed around on the early season hard pack. Hopefully this will hold us over until November 25th---Jay Peak's opening day.