The Season Has Begun

The 2010/2011 ski season has finally started far north and is slowly creeping down the east coast. On 10/22/2010 Sunday River Resort in Maine opened up for the season, it was the first resort in the entire country to open. While the west coast has experienced above average temperatures the east coast has been 10 to 15 degrees cooler than normal, allowing east coast resorts to open earlier then ever. On 11/02/2010 Killington Resort will be opening up to the public. With more resorts opening up within the next few weeks some decisions need to be made. Is traveling to a closer resort with higher priced lift tickets make more sense than, traveling to a more distant but less expensive resort.

Lift Ticket Prices:

  • Killington, VT: $50
  • Sunday River, ME: $25

Distances

  • Killington, VT: 250mi approx. 5hrs
  • Sunday River, ME: 430mi approx. 8hrs

Right now both resorts have their pluses and minuses between their current setups:

Killington, VT

  1. Shorter distance but a much higher lift ticket cost than Sunday River
  2. Has a great rail setup
  3. Currently have to walk up mountain to upper lift to ride
  4. Can make a day trip out of it

Sunday River, ME

  1. Far ride = Lots of gas money and miles on the car
  2. Hard to make it a day trip
  3. New mountain which would be fun
  4. Less expensive lift ticket which would offset gas costs

Can’t make up my mind, but one thing is for sure, I am going skiing this weekend.

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One Response to The Season Has Begun

  1. denise says:

    and at those prices I’ll be cross country skiing this winter.

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