Has the curse of Irene been broken?
Since early Thursday, 9 inches of new snow have blanked the Killington area. Light, fluffy, bright white, beautiful snow!
Conditions today are seasonably cold with a bright blue sky to contrast with the freshly fallen snow. High winds overnight raised havoc with travelers coming to Killington for the MLK weekend. Blowing and drifting snow covered most roads. When we woke this morning, the Carriageway at the inn was filled with 2-3 inches of snow, the handiwork of 50 MPH wind gusts which descended upon the area as the snow storm pulled away.
We are not complaining by any stretch of the imagination. A couple of hours behind the snow blower this morning, had the inn was back in shape to receive guests later in the day, and this evening for dinner service.
On the mountain, work is continuing to take place to get ready for next weekends Dew our. The resort is taking advantage of cold temperatures today to make snow in many places around the resort. Snow guns in operation are visible in both the Needles Eye area and on Highline. Individual guns in high traffic areas are also dotting the resort as they compliment the work of Mother Nature. It is great to finally see all the snow around the area.
Let it snow!!!