Killington Resort opens for its 65th season on Friday

2023 snowmaking b-roll & photos, credit Killington Resort.

Day one reserved exclusively for Killington, Beast 365 and Ikon Passholders 

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, and part of POWDR, will kick off the 2023-24 winter season at 10 am on Friday, November 3, 2023, becoming the first resort in Vermont to open for skiing and snowboarding.

The first turns of the season on November 3 will be reserved exclusively for Killington Season Pass, Beast 365 and Ikon pass holders. The resort will open to the general public on Saturday, November 4 at 9 am and will remain open 7 days a week, weather permitting.

“What better way to kick off our 65th season than an early November opening,” says Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort and Pico Mountain. “We are very excited to get back to skiing and riding and thrilled to support several great charities in lieu of an opening day gift for passholders this year as part of our Play Forever pledge.”

On November 3, the K-1 Express Gondola and North Ridge Quad, will provide access to Rime and Reason for skiers and snowboarders from 10:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Skiing and snowboarding will be on advanced terrain only, with a Woodward Mountain Park in the North Ridge area on Reason. Walking will be required on the Peak Walkway to enter and exit skiable terrain. Early season conditions exist, and snowmaking and other on-mountain operations may be in progress throughout the day on open terrain.   

Remaining a longstanding tradition, season pass holders are invited to enjoy free lunch on Opening Day at the K-1 Lodge, Peak Lodge, or the Subie Shack (located at the bottom of the North Ridge Quad) as a show of gratitude for their commitment to Killington Resort. Opening day skiers and riders will also be able to choose from one of three charities – Burton Chill, Yes Kids and The Snow Angel Foundation – and Killington Resort will donate $10 in their honor.

Killington’s ops team is simultaneously prepping for the Stifel Killington Cup over Thanksgiving Weekend with top-to-bottom snowmaking on Superstar while conditions allow. Tickets for the event are available now at

Stay tuned to the conditions page at for updates.

Base Lodge Access & Available Services  

Lift tickets for Saturday and beyond will be available for purchase online beginning Thursday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. All lift tickets and rentals must be purchased online, in advance or day of, at Kiosks are located inside the K-1 Lodge. Season Passes can be picked up from any kiosk with the barcode you received and Snowshed Lodge tickets will be open Thursday, November 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for pass assistance.  

Food and beverages will be available at the K-1 Lodge, Peak Lodge and Subie Shack at the base of the North Ridge Quad.

Opening Day is reserved for Killington Season Pass, Beast 365 and Ikon Pass Holders. Children ages 6 and under will receive a Kids Ski Free ticket if accompanied by a season pass holder. No other passes, tickets, vouchers or reciprocal discounts will be accepted.

Enhance the guest experience and download the Killington App. Available for Apple and Android users providing real-time lift and trail status, lift wait times, tracking and more. New this season, link your app to Strava to track your exercise data.

Sign up to receive text messages and get critical operations updates as needed by texting BEAST to 64600 or use the opt-in form.

For more information about Killington Resort 2023/24 experiences and passes, visit:

About Killington Resort

Killington Resort is a four-season destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountains. Known as The Beast of the East, Killington boasts 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread across six peaks including Pico Mountain, served by the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in Eastern North America. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course, the family-friendly Snowshed Adventure Center, 35 miles of mountain biking trails with expansion underway with Gravity Logic, plus 15 miles of hiking trails. The seemingly infinite après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for 65 years. Killington is part of the POWDR portfolio. Visit for more information and be social with #beast365. 

Source: KILLINGTON, Vt. (November 1, 2023) – Vermont’s Killington Resort