Killington is First Ski Area to Open in Northeast: The 2019-20 ski and ride season officially kicked off on Sunday, Nov. 3, with Killington Resort leading the way as the first ski area to open in the Northeast. The Killington trail report provides the latest lift and trail status updates that include openings, delays and closures. ", "We recommend grabbing an extra pair of socks this season, getting a pair of boot heaters, and keeping your boots near the floor heat vents on your way up to the mountain this winter," the resort said. "Whether you’re a season pass holder or day ticket holder, you will need to let us know you’re coming," Killington said in the plan. The resort plans to implement an online parking reservation system for all guests to help manage capacity. Several counties in southern New Hampshire and most counties in the metro New York City and Philadelphia areas were also included in the mandatory quarantine list. Back Country Cafe. Killington said its November opening will be open to season pass holders only until they can assess operations and capacity limits. Masks covering customers nose and mouth will be required at all times in lift lines and while riding lifts. The state of Vermont currently uses a county-by-county system to determine if travelers visiting the state must quarantine for 14 days. It says it will load other lifts at 50% capacity or with people you traveled with. Before putting on your skis, check the snow conditions at Killington Resort one last time. the plan is called Operation Stay Safe and implements guidelines to keep everyone safe. The first turns for the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America will be reserved for Killington Season Pass, Beast 365, and Ikon pass holders. Dining. Managing how crowds wait for lifts across the resort will also change. The resort said guests should consider treating their parked vehicles "like a base lodge" for the season ahead. By managing the number of people visiting Killington at any given time, those on resort will be able to appropriately physically distance, stay safe, and have fun.”. Killington typically hosts skiers and snowboarders from states all across the Northeast. With COVID restrictions in place, the slopes were reserved exclusively for passholders who would certify they had met the state’s quarantine requirements. According to the resort, on the gondola and high speed, high capacity lifts, guests will have the opportunity to ride with only members of their traveling party, or load at a reduced capacity with other skiers and riders. The Northeast saw near-record temps last week, forcing "The Beast" to delay it's opening. Mount Snow, … The resort said it also plans to release an app that will allow visitors to see real-time lift and trail status, which is expected to include lift wait times and tracking that will allow you to see where friends and family are on the mountain. Estimated dates are based on historical averages or advice from the resort. Killington Resort reveals COVID-19 plan: Later opening, parking reservations, face coverings. If uphill routes are closed, it’s for a good reason, such as unmarked hazards, poor coverage or large machinery at work and in the best interest of … As of Friday, Sept. 11, many counties in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey were included in the state's mandatory quarantine list. And at Pico Mountain, they hope to open December 19. ©2020, Hearst Television Inc. on behalf of WCVB-TV. Click here to review Vermont's cross-state travel requirements. Killington Resort plans to open November 14, all weather dependent. Learn more. Killington got the seas Baxter’s at Rutland Country Club Tues-Sat 11- 9 p.m., Sunday 11-6 p.m. Order by calling 802-773-7061 ext.2 or order online Curbside Pickup or Delivery. Vermont Business Magazine Killington President Mike Solimano said today that they are planning to open for skiing and riding on November 14, weather and terrain permitting. The resort also said it plans to limit the number of tickets sold on any given day to help manage crowds.