New England Killington 2018-19

Discussion in 'General Resort Discussion' started by Guy in Shorts, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl loves soft bumps, trees and ungroomed Skier

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    Had a great time at Killington yesterday. Winter like and even snowed at times. Took a nice tailgate break, and ran into a bunch of our ski club friends and went back out. Soft bumps all day long. Nivis run was fun and will be a great alternative when upper skylark is a mess. My favorite path of the day was upper skylark to lower sky lark. Lower lark isn't groomed and has lots of marked off areas that are shot but it's all avoidable and has nice bumps and soft snow.

    We've skied Killington 4x since April 12th and honestly today was THE best day so far as far as coverage.

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  2. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Phelmut German for Northeasterner Skier

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    Hoping to be up there this weekend.
     
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    mdf entering the Big Couloir Skier

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    Guy in Shorts

    Guy in Shorts Tree Psycho Skier

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    ^^^^ Double rainbow over the water source for the Killington snow making. This water becomes our frozen winter fun. Nice Pic. Makes me want to break the kayak out.
     
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  6. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Killington has rfid gates this year?
     
  7. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl loves soft bumps, trees and ungroomed Skier

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    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    They could've bought the setup from Okemo, but I doubt there was time given the late closing of the sale to Vail. Okemo got rid of them.
     
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    Guy in Shorts Tree Psycho Skier

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    My guess is that the RFID gates at Okemo slowed down efficient lift loading. I successfully cleared the new Killington gates thousands of times without being stopped. Screen shows the number of days you have skied. Stowe, Jay and Sugarbush are other Vermont areas using RFID that I saw this winter. You can still get a ticket and wicket at MRG.
     
  10. PinnacleJim

    PinnacleJim Getting on the lift Skier

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    All the Vail Resorts use hand RFID scanners. I suspect Okemo switched to that system to be compatible. The system at Killington is simillar to the one at Copper which switched to RFID a year earlier. Again probably a POWDR standard.
     
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    May Day Race Day - Get a free ticket for racing.
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  12. Marker

    Marker XLTL Skier

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    Perhaps an IKON standard???
     
  13. KingGrump

    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    Don't believe it's a Ikon standard. Killington is own and run by Powdr.
    Some Ikon owned resort is still on the tiicket & wicket (zip tie) system. DV & Crystal comes to mind.
    Others are still on the bar code optical scanners - Big sky, LL, Sunshine & Revy.
     
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    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    The hand held scanners read both rfid and optical codes on paper tickets. I have to say in use it's much faster than gates. Gates get clogged when one in a group gets stuck and the others stand there and wait.
     
  15. Brian Finch

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    Unless you’re at Tremblant- they’re barbaricly slow.
     
  16. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Is that because Tremblant's hand helds don't do rfid? Stratton's used to be really slow, but that was quite some time ago.
     
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  17. Alba Adventures

    Alba Adventures Getting on the lift Skier

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    Thanks @Tricia for sharing our photo.. Wish we could join you in CO, kids school and in between jobs at the moment. We will be at Killington again this weekend for at least a day, then I think we will call it a season here. The kids seem to be done.

    This was from this weekend


     
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  18. Brian Finch

    Brian Finch PT, CSCS, Cert- DN, FRCms, M|WOD Coach Industry Insider

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    They are understaffed & go really slow.
     
  19. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl loves soft bumps, trees and ungroomed Skier

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    Will be at Killington tomorrow which looks to be a decent day. Dare I say we might get to see some sun. I see lower lark has been lost to trail heaven to be resurrected next season. This is probably a good thing as it was a very interesting ride last weekend. Upper lark and bittersweet are still kicking. Might call it after tomorrow but we'll see.
     
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  20. Phelmut

    Phelmut German for Northeasterner Skier

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    I'll be there tomorrow and Sunday, so good chance we'll bump into each other.
     
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