Snow, Inversion, and The Holiday Season in Killington

Killington is in full swing thanks to Nor'easter Damon which dropped about 35 inches of heavy wet snow on the Mountain, giving us a few midweek powder days and the solid base we needed to open 130 + trails.  The best part is - It hasn't stopped. Each morning we are waking up to a few extra inches on the ground and the skiing keeps getting better. 

Our sign depicting the early accumulation of Nor'easter Damon. December 11, 2014 | Killington 


When the weekend rolled around, city goers who were tired of rain and hungry for freshies made their way up to Killington. With the trees still blanketed in thick white snow, the mountain at almost full operation, and the night life swinging, our quiet mountain town was transformed into the bustling winter resort we all know and love. 

As the weekend ended, the famous "Killington Cloud" descended on the mountain leaving the town overcast and the Mountain completely disappeared from view. The few that decided to make their way up to the peak and brave the poor visibility were greatly rewarded :

Inversion is defined as: is a deviation from the normal change of an atmospheric property with altitude. It almost always refers to a "temperature inversion," i.e., an increase in temperature with height, or to the layer ("inversion layer") within which such an increase occurs.

What that means for us is absolutely stunning scenery and blue bird skies above 2,000 feet. We were treated to this view for about two days in a row!

Photo Credit to Richard Mercier

With the Holidays looming and more snow in the forecast, The Staff at The Forerunner is gearing up for a busy couple of weeks! We hope to see you in the shop and out on the Mountain!

Happy Holidays and Pray for more snow!