Killington Resort recently announced plans for summer activity over the next 3 to 5 years. Plans for this summer include enhancing mountain bike trails with access to easier terrain, providing guided tours, and installing a Soaring Eagle Zip Line near the Snowshed Quad. In 2015 Killington Resort hopes to create a Big Zip/Aerial Park with a six stage zipline located 3,000 feet up from Snowshed. Killington also plans to expand its mountain bike operations and have hired consultants (from Gravity Logic) who believe the Resort will be very successful and "could own the northeaster market". Killington's goal is to attract 45,000+ additional visitors by the summer of 2019.
Killington Town News
SP Land Co. filed for its Act 250 permit application for the first phase of the Killington Ski Village. Phase 1 includes the development of 193 condominiums, 9 single family lots, 23 duplex lots, 31,000 sq ft of retail space and 77,000 square foot base lodge. A separate Act 250 permit was filed for a 1,276 vehicle parking lot. Estimated cost for Phase 1 is $133,400,000. No specific time frame was offered but this is certainly great news for all property owners in Killington.
Killington Resort is open for business. The K-1 Express Gondola will be running from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekends only through September 25th and then daily October 1st - 10th. The Killington Golf Course and Pro Shop is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will remain open through October 10th. The Clubhouse Grill will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the 10th of October as well. Mountain biking operations have concluded for the season allowing the staff to prepare the mountain for the upcoming snow sports season.
The Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce announced that you are invited to join Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin to celebrate the completion of Route 4 East!
Friday, Sept. 16 at 12:15 pm in the parking lot of Sugar & Spice Restaurant in Mendon.
Officially, the road between Woodstock and Rutland, through Bridgewater, Killington, and Mendon will be open Friday, September 16th following a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Governor Shumlin. The ceremony will take place at 11am at the intersection of RT 4 and River Road in Killington. In the meantime, according to Cristina Kumka of the Rutland Herald, the road is open to passenger traffic now.
Governor Shumlin has announced that RT4 East and West will be open by the end of next week. This should help boost commerce tremendously and help bring life back to a closer form of normal. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible.
The Killington elementary school will open tomorrow (9/6/11); postal service is back in operation; every gas station has gas; and, Killington hopes to welcome back visitors by October 1st!
Remote Homeowners Property Check Killington and Mendon officials and emergency management are requesting that remote and second homeowners postpone any immediate travel plans to the region while work on navigable routes in and out of town continues. To assist property owners who are out of the area, do not have a property management company, or have not been able to check on their property by any other means, the town is setting up a Remote Homeowners Property Check System. More information will be provided as plans are finalized.
The Killington Post Office will be open on Thursday, September 1st for incoming and outgoing mail. The Post Office will be closed on Friday, September 2nd. Scheduled hours beyond this weekend are yet to be announced.
Veterinary Services will be available on Saturday, September 3rd. Rutland Veterinary Clinic will have staff available at the Summit Lodge for veterinary needs.
Prescription medication may be ordered and paid for by credit card. Have prescriptions delivered through the pharmacy to Mendon town offices. They will be delivered and picked up at the Killington Fire station at 3:30pm daily.
The town will be establishing the ability to donate money to a Flood Relief Fund. More information will be forthcoming.
Amazing progress has been made on road repairs thanks to the heroic efforts by local talent with incredible capabilities. The following plans are effective for Thursday, September 1st and beyond until new plans are formulated:
From Woodstock to Killington - RT 4 Westbound: Open from 6:30a to 7:30am; closed all other times
From Killington to Woodstock - RT 4 Eastbound: Open from 8:00am to 9:00am; closed all other times
Travel is over dangerous conditions at your own risk. There are many obstacles in the road and many areas that can only accommodate one lane of traffic.
Between Killington and Rutland: There is no vehicular access, however Marble Valley Regional Transit Authority will restore the Diamond Express Line for emergencies and working personnel on the following schedule:
Depart Rutland at 7:15am, arrive Killington at 8:15am; Depart Killington at 8:30am, arrive Rutland 9:30am.
Depart Rutland at 5:15pm, arrive Killington at 6:15pm; Depart Killington at 6:30pm; arrive Rutland at 7:30pm.
The bus stops are at Killington Grand, Pico Mountain, Mendon Mountainview/Cortina Inn, Rutland transit center
In addition, walking access is available between Journeys End and Helvi Hill Road from 7am to 7pm. No parking is available at either end so transportation (delivery and pickup) must be arranged. Any parked cars will be towed.
Updates to this plan can be found on the Killington town website.
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