The new ski location for 2013 trip is the 'Beast of the East', Killington Resort, Vermont. Fifty students and five staff will be taking part in this trip, the second to be organised by Mr Keenleyside, following the a successful trip to Lake Tahoe, USA in 2011.
Killington is the largest resort on the East coast of America. Stretching across six mountains, Killington Resort features access to 140 trails and 22 lifts, plus the highest lift-served terrain in Vermont from the 4,241-foot summit of Killington Peak via K-1 Express Gondola. Killington's elevation delivers an average of 250 inches of natural snow every season and optimal temperatures to produce machine-made snow from the world's most extensive snowmaking system.
Killington is known for its diversity of terrain, providing skiers and riders of all ability levels a choice of wide-open groomed cruisers, narrow classic New England runs, moguls, steeps and trees. Killington offers multiple terrain features for snowboarders and freeskiers, including five terrain parks and a 500-foot long Superpipe.
The Killington Region has many other activities including cross-country skiing, rock climbing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog sledding, spas, shopping, fine dining and nightlife.
Killington's 17-vehicle Grooming Fleet grooms 50-80% of open terrain on a nightly basis. Numerous trails that are left untouched for the mogul enthusiasts, including Outer Limits - the steepest, longest mogul slope in the East!
|Killington Peak (Summit)
|Bear Mountain Peak
|Sunrise Mountain Peak
|Base elevation (Skyeship)
||1,165' ( 325m)
||1,165' ( 325m)
||752 ( 469 ha)
|Miles of Trails
||71 (135 km)
| More Difficult
| Most Difficult
More information about the resort can be found at the following site www.killington.com/winter/index.html, this site provides extensive information about the resort, an interactive piste map as well as web cams and up to date weather and snow fall reports.
In addition to the five full days of skiing and to end the trip on a high a one day stop off to 'The Capital City of the World' has been included.
The itenerary for the one day stop off includes a tour of the city with chance for students to take in the sights, shopping and eating in famous locations. Itenerary options include Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park and Top of the Rockefellar building to gain a 360 degree view of 'The City that never sleeps'.
During the trip students will be staying at The Mountain Inn, Killington and The Holiday Inn 6th Avenue, New York. Walking distance from Times Square and other tourist attractions.
More information about the Hotels in Killington and New York can be found at the following sites www.mtinn.com/ and http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/new-york-city/nycvc/hoteldetail