Killington

Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Killington VT on November 26, 2017
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Killington Resort in Vermont prides itself on opening first and closing last each ski season.  This year it opened, albeit with only a few trails, the earliest in the Northeast on October 19th.  That was also important to prove to the International Ski Federation, or FIS, that the resort would be able to satisfy requirements ahead of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup this weekend. Killington Director of Marketing and Sales Rob Megnin says the ski season has started strong and they are very excited to host the slalom and giant slalom competitions.

The 2018-2019 ski season is getting underway as the first resorts open in the region.  Vermont's Killington ski resort opened Friday for season's pass holders and is set to open to the general public on Saturday.

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A professor at the University of New Hampshire has released a report concluding winter sports resorts need to adjust to warmer winters caused by climate change.

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Vermont's Killington ski resort has signed a deal to host the Ski World Cup for the next two years.

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The first East Coast World Cup skiing event in decades was held over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Vermont.  The successful women's giant slalom and slalom races have regional officials hoping more such events will occur soon.

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It is the transitional season as winter begins to intrude on autumn.  The colors of fall foliage linger as temperatures drop and leaves begin to fall from trees.  Occasional snow flurries tease cold weather to come.  This past weekend as early snow dusted Northeast mountains, some ski areas scrambled to be the first, and earliest, to open trails.

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A 23-year-old skier from New Hampshire has died after losing control on an intermediate trail at a Vermont resort and crashing into trees.

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It may be mid-October, but the ski season is beginning. Resorts in the Northeast are announcing that trails will be open this weekend.

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Vermont's Killington ski resort and Green Mountain Power are highlighting a project that is using cow manure to power one of the resort's lifts.

The Cow Power program enables customers to purchase all or part of their electricity at a premium and support Vermont's dairy farms.

The program works by collecting cow manure, mixing it with wash water from the milking equipment and then pumping that slurry into a digester where it is heated for three weeks. The process converts the manure into biogas that is 60 percent methane.

Joseph Sargent, a co-founder of Vermont's Killington ski area has died, 56 years after he helped begin the process that led to the opening of the resort that is now the largest ski area in the eastern United States.

Sargent died Wednesday in West Hartford, Conn. He was 83. The cause of death was not released.

In 1956 Sargent worked with Preston Leete Smith to found the Sherburne Corp., which carved the resort out of the Calvin Coolidge State Forest in what was then the town of Sherburne.