East Coast Snowstorm helps kickoff Opening at Killington
An early snowstorm brought 18 inches in Jay Peak and 11 inches of snow at Stowe. This nice surprise along with lower temperatures helped Killington kick off their season this week. Killington is always known for their aggressive snowmaking and wanting to be the first resort to open and the last to close. Killington has 3 runs open which isn’t huge. But for anyone that has been waiting all summer to get out on the slopes, it’s all good. Prices are currently discounted. On the West Coast, Arapahoe Basin was the first to open. They currently have 2 runs open.
Don’t forget to check out the Ski Shows
Ski shows across the country have been going on. This weekend, the Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Expo in San Jose will be taking place. Next weekend, there will be shows taking place in San Francisco and Denver. Check out our complete list of ski and snowboard shows.
FIS Ski World Cup coming to Killington
Ski World Cup Fans living on the east coast will get a special treat this year. For the first time in 25 years, Killington will be hosting a World Cup Event on the East Coast of the United States. The Audi FIS World Cup will take place Thanksgiving weekend, November 26-27, 2016. The event includes women’s giant slalom and slalom races and they are expecting to have superstars Julia Mancuso, Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn compete as well as the best women’s technical alpine skiers in the world. Grandstand seating is sold out. But, standing room is available and is FREE! On top of that, O.A.R. will be performing a free show.
Waterville Valley Making a Huge Expansion
Waterville Valley has been planning to expand for a number of years and they are finally in the middle of its first expansion in 30 years. Known as the Waterville Valley Green Peak Expansion, it will add 10 new trails covering 45 acres of land and a new fixed grip chairlift. For those of you outside of New Hampshire, the CEO of Waterville Valley, is currently running for Governor of New Hampshire. For more info, check out their website.
Big Ski Announces their 11th Annual Big Sky Big Grass Music Festival
Big Sky announced their 11th Big Sky Big Grass Music Festival will take place from Thursday, February 9, 2017 through Sunday, February 12, 2017. This multi-day music festival will be featuring: Sam Bush Band, Del McCoury Band, Billy Strings, Drew Emmitt Band, Jeff Austin Band, and The Travelin' McCourys.
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