East Joins the Fun

As expected, Killington VT takes first-to-open in the east honors; they did a passholder thing yesterday and are spinning for the public as of this morning. Photo above taken this afternoon shows darn good coverage…Reports of numerous areas throughout New England laying down the man made, including Wildcat and Cannon in NH, Sugarloaf and Sunday River in Maine. Word from our man Sam is that the Riv is blowing top-to-bottom on six different trails…speaking of top-to-bottom, Arapahoe Basin started spinning the Lenawee lift this morning, opening up some of that fabulous terrain above the timberline, Dercum’s Gulch etc…back to Vermont, seems Vail Resorts Inc. was the suitor lining up to bid on some of the snowmaking equipment being auctioned off at The Hermitage in Southern VT, formerly the Haystack ski area. Vail Inc. had the winning bid, edging out Alterra and at least one other.