We are returning to Killington (www.killington.com), one of the largest ski areas in the East, with 155 trails for all abilities (28% easier; 33% more difficult; 39% most difficult). Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are available at nearby Mountain Meadows xc Center, offering snowmaking and a new trail design.
We will again be staying at the Cascades Lodge near the base of the mountain, and there is a convenient and free shuttle from the lodge to the base area. Deluxe rooms offer double occupancy with two queen size beds; or one double bed and queen bed; or one king bed. Rooms have daily housekeeping and Internet access, as well as a refrigerator, hair dryer, coffee pot, ski storage. The Lodge has an indoor pool, hot tub and Finnish sauna, a pub and living room, and a dining room. An extra "Living room" area next to the pool is great to gather for our nightly après-ski/pre-dinner gatherings.
The double occupancy per person package cost is $431; single rate cost is $699. The package cost includes five nights lodging (Sunday through Thursday), a full hot buffet breakfast each day including all taxes and gratuities even if we have fewer than 20 people; three dinners on Mon., Wed. and Thurs. nights `(buffet style or plated) based on the final count of people; and a welcome party on Sunday night, with a cheese platter and accompaniments.
The 2019 ski midweek group lift ticket rate will be $139 (for 3 days), $157 (4 days), or $190 (5 days) for anyone needing to purchase these. All skiers 80+, no charge. Killington is among major ski resorts participating in the new “Ikon pass” (www.ikonpass.com).
Please register for the trip online at www.tohg.org. Payments can now be made by credit card, and the full payment for the double or single hotel package and the ski lift ticket choice will be charged at the time of online registration.If you wish to pay by check, an initial deposit of $200 dollars must be received by September 15 to hold your spot. A final payment by check will be due, with adjustments for lift tickets, on December 10.