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Today the word from Killington is go.Tom In the Marketing and communications sent a memo allowing the Killington news and updates to be reposted.
Coming up,... K05 Summit
12/03/2005 - 12/04/2005 The first ever K05 Summit at Killington will feature numerous events and activities throughout the weekend of December 3 - December 4. The Rails to Riches Jam will take place on Saturday December 3 and many of the top skiers and riders in the East are expected to participate in the open jam format. This year’s Rails to Riches Jam offers a $15, 000 total prize purse. There will be a bonfire at the base of the rails for the spectators to enjoy and a fireworks display set to go off, as the winners are being crowned Saturday night. The finals will begin at 5:00 p.m. with fireworks slated to begin at 6:15 p.m.
Party at the Peak will take place from 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Saturday night at the Peak Restaurant. The K-1 Gondola will be transporting partygoers up and down the mountain at $10 per passenger. Included in the $10 ticket is a beverage (beer, wine or soda), a free screening of “The Community Project,” (set to start at 7:30 p.m.), cash bar and a DJ.
Other K05 Summit events will feature live music and DJ’s performing throughout the weekend, prize giveaways at the K-1 Gondola and a BBQ and bar on the K-1 deck. There will be special rates on group ski and ride lessons for the weekend and a large demo tent village for people to check out.
2nd Annual Vermont Holiday Festival 12/08/2005 - 12/11/2005 This event involves the entire Killington community and features decorated trees, Santa's workshop, white lights and more. For more information visit the Vermont Holiday Festival website.
Photo Credit: Killington Marketing



Timberline Lodge MT Hood
7" of fresh snow in the last 24 hours and skys are blue with scattered clouds - come on up and take some turns, spend your time on the slopes enjoying the new snow and not in lift lines! The snow is awesome, so what are you waiting for? Get your practice in for the upcoming rail jam this Saturday, registration starts at 8am, so get here early! Great news for all you night owls out there, we're opening for night skiing on Friday, Dec. 2nd! It starts at 4pm and it ends at 10pm.

A first time event at Timberline, presented by Rome SDS. This is a rail contest, jam format with prizes from Rome Snowboards. Registration is free with the purchase of a lift ticket. Registration from 9am-11am in the day lodge, contest starts at noon. Awards and prizes at 2pm.
December 10th LUNCH WITH SANTA
Snowflakes, warm mittens, hot cocoa, evergreens and the Man in Red. What better way to spend the day than playing in the snow and visiting with Santa! Enjoy Santa visiting with your children and posing for pictures, live holiday music performed by the Columbia River Chorus, a special visit from our resident St. Bernards Heidi and Bruno, holiday craft making, kid sized skis and boots to try on just for fun, a savory lunch, as well as last minute specials in our Gallery and Gift Shops.
Let the memory making begin. December 10th, 11am till 2:30pm. Limited space available so reserve your spot now! $19.95 per adult and $14.95 per child. Professional portraits with Santa available. Call 503-622-0756. December 24th and 25th CHRISTMAS AT TIMBERLINE
Experience a Magical Christmas dinner at Historic Timberline Lodge. Dinner is by reservation only 503-622-0756. Christmas Eve prices are $59.95 for adults, $17.95 for Juniors. Christmas Day $49.95 for adults and $16.95 for juniors, age 4 and under are complimentary. For menu and more information click
Bruno,always has a really good holiday calander of events. Very cozy for families. Timberline Lodge


Nakiska, Calgary Canada
Past 24 hrs 14 cm 6" Last 7 days 14cm 6"
Report last updated on 11/27/2005
Dec 3 Opening Weekend (Tentative)
Dec 10 Open 7 Days a Week
Dec 10 Demo Days

Info Vertical Rise 2,412 feet
Lifts Available 2 Quads, 1 Triple, 1 Double, 1 T-Bar, 1 Magic Carpet
Lift Capacity 8,620 skiers/hour
Snowmaking Extensive: 85%

The 1988 Winter Olympic Games XV marked Canada's debut as the host of this prestigious international event. Heralded at the time as the most successful games ever, Canadians and, more specifically Albertans, were eager to show-off their winter paradise to the world.
Mount Allan's first claim to fame was in the late 1940's when coal was discovered at the eastern base of the mountain. Close to 40 years later Mount Allan was chosen as the site for the Olympic Alpine events and in 1986 construction began on what is now known as Nakiska.

Photo Credit:Nakiska

Other RCR "Resorts of the Canadian Rockies" Tentative opening dates

Nov 11th - Lake Louise Mountain Resort
Dec 10th - Fernie Alpine Resort
Dec 17th - Kimberley Alpine Resort



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