Killington, founded Dec. 13. 1958, will offer 1958 50th Birthday medallions for $50 apiece, valid for skiing and riding the weekend of Dec. 13-14. Medallions will be available for purchase online. Medallion holders also will receive a variety of discounts from Killington Chamber of Commerce members, preferred lift access and other resort benefits.
Killington president and GM Chris Nyberg said, "The entire weekend of events and activities will offer our guests an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful heritage and history of our resort. There are many traditions that began and innovations that have taken place over the past 50 years here at Killington. From ski lift and snowmaking technology, to the ticket wicket and the Graduated Length Method of teaching, and we want to celebrate and honor those accomplishments and the folks that made it happen."
Opening for business on Dec. 13, 1958 with two surface lifts and seven trails, today Killington Resort stretches across seven mountain areas, including Pico Mountain, and features 30 lifts - including three express gondolas and seven express chairs. Access is provided to the highest lift-served ski terrain in Vermont at 4,241 feet off Killington Peak. Killington's 88 miles of diverse terrain includes 191 trails and provides skiers and riders of all ability levels a choice of wide-open groomed cruisers, narrow classic New England runs, moguls, steeps, and 13 tree skiing areas.
Weekend activities include the Ski Sweater Soirée Friday night Dec. 12 at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel and Spa; a Poker Run through the resort, historical mountain tours, and a Birthday Party at the Snowshed Lodge Saturday, Dec. 13.
Special 50th Birthday Ski and Stay Packages, including commemorative medallions, start at $62 per person, per night.