WINNER: Congratulations to profwilliams!
Tis’ the season to hit the slopes, and Barista Kids and Killington have teamed up to give a four pack of lift tickets away to one lucky reader. With exciting events lined up all winter long and an array of winter activities on offer, Killington promises fun for the whole family.
First up Killington will host the Winter Dew Tour this month with top athletes from around the world competing in slopestyle and superpipe disciplines for the coveted Dew Cup and a total of $1.5 million in prize money. The only East Coast host of the tour, Killington will hold the four-day event on Bear Mountain from January 19th to the 22nd where for the fourth season the best of the best will compete in both snowboarding and freeskiing events. The tour, which began in Breckenridge, Colorado, will conclude in February with an award ceremony in Ogden, Utah.
Afterward Killington plays host to the K-Town Showdown Series with rail jam and slopestyle events open to both skiers and riders of all ages and tons of prizes for the taking. Check out the dates and get all the info here.
Come March Killington will be alive with the sound of the Burton Mountain Festival. An all-new experience, the Festival offers a full day of free entertainment including live music, giveaways, mini parks for the smallest snowboarders, and an amateur snowboard contest held at The Stash with a total cash prize of $7,000. As one of only three East Coast stops, the day is an excellent opportunity for kids to try out snowboarding for free and for moms and dads in the market to test-drive the entire Burton 2012 hardgoods line at no charge. Over at Burton Riglet Park kids as young as three can borrow snowboards, boots and bindings at no charge before they start shredding with the help of certified instructors who will guide them on mini-features like boxes, ramps and rails.
If you’re not a powder hound, stroll over to Killington’s all-new tubing park for an entirely different ride down the mountain (this time going down on your backside is correct form). Take a tube down this multi-lane course serviced by a lift. Open weekends and peek weekdays.
And for those who want to combine a little R&R with a full roster of outdoor activity (or you realize skiing in your thirties is nothing like skiing in your twenties), the Killington Grand Spa awaits. With a full menu of services from deep tissue massage to pedicures, the spa will have you up, revitalized and walking again.
Of course, as the consummate resort Killington offers lessons tailored to burgeoning snow bunnies of every age and daycare for those not yet ready to tackle the mountain. The ski resort also has a number of package deals available for mid-week and week-long stays as well as a Presidents Week Bash offering four and six day packages. You, though, may not be in need of such a deal if you are the winner of this exceptional give-away. So suit up, sign up and tame the Beast of the East.
To enter tell us your kid’s, or your, favorite thing about skiing in comments. My kids’ favorite things are the Chocolate Waffles. It has nothing to do with skiing, but you can find it on the mountain, and it is the perfect antidote for any tired, cranky, frozen little ski bunny and is a delectable bribe. One person who replies to this post by 11:59 pm EST on Saturday, January 14, 2012 will be chosen at random to receive a four pack of lift tickets to Killington. Please post only once.
No purchase necessary. Starts Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 7:30 am EST and ends Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Open to U.S. residents ages 18 years and older. Void where prohibited.
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skiing without turning…and the hot cocoa of course!
I didn’t grow up skiing, and I learned about 10 years ago. My husband taught me and surprisingly I picked it up pretty quickly. I think it has to do with coordination and having no fear. My favorite part is the fast decline down the slope – so fun!!!
they love riding the lift and seeing the whole mountain beneath them. even my little guy, who insists that he is afraid of heights.
Racing down the mountain!
The best part of skiing is that you can do it with the entire family. My wife insists on packing lunch instead of paying the outrageous prices they charge in the lodge. So we take the backpack filled with food hang it on a tree in the morning somewhere in the woods off a trail and then we all meet up and hang out and eat in the woods. So peaceful.
My favorite thing is to feel the wind in my face and to feel like I am flying. My kids do not yet have a favorite thing as we have not yet been able to take them. This is going to be the year. We are all very excited.
Our favorite part of skiing is just being together outdoors and racing down the hill!!! And, of course, hot chocolate waiting for us after we are done:)
The hot chocolate is my daughter’s favorite part about skiing!!!! (Though I love skiing, I too LOVE the treat of a nice, warm cup of hot chocolate, after a long day on the slopes! So I guess she gets it from me!)
My kids love the hot chocolate! I love that it’s an active sport that we all enjoy together.
Love the peacefulness of being outside in the winter.
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Ahhh…. Killington. I have such fond memories of the place… It’s also a great teaching Mountain, with a fine ski school.
But for me, other than blasting down and hitting jumps (okay, getting right next to the jump… then remembering I have a wife, kid and mortgage and bailing at the last second…), finding a quiet spot, laying down and staring at the sky is my favorite thing.
MY kids love the hot chocolate
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being in the snow!
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My son loves sports but has not learned to ski yet – would love to have those tix to motivate a trip up there!
When I asked my son what his favorite thing about skiing was, he replied, “EVERYTHING!”. For me, it’s spending time with my family continuing the tradition I was brought up with… And skiing deep POW!
The fresh air and the hot chocolate…..mmmmm
My kids love racing each other down the mountain!
One of my favorite things about skiing is waking up at 4 in the morning and driving up to New England or upstate NY in the dark and reaching the mountain just as the sun comes up. The ride is filled with anticipation of being the first one down a freshly groomed trail. The night before is like christmas, trying to sleep while watching the clock get closer to 4:00. I spring out of bed with my ski thermals already on, the car is packed and we start the trip. I remember one Killington trip my friends and I were so excited that we couldn’t go to bed so we left at 11pm and arrived in VT around 3 in the morning. By that time we were exhausted so we slept in the car during a snowstorm, waking up every so often to start the engine to crank the heat! The snow had covered the entire car with such a thick coating that the sun didn’t penetrate through the windows and we ended up waking up late!
My daughter thinks skiing is like flying…
My favorite thing is flying down the mountain, and for my kids it is making it down the mountain w/o falling
They love to catch a ride on the lift and soar across to the top of the mountain.
Riding the lift and soaring back down the mountain
Seeing the trees covered in snow as I glide down the mountain feeling like a bird (and praying no one hits me!)
Being out in the cold and knowing that a hot chocolate is awaiting me!
My daughter loves the challenge of skiing the big mountains. My son loves the idea of skiing, but really only loves hanging out with his friends at a ski house. My wife agrees with my son. I simply love it all!
Skiing is the ideal winter family activity — gets you outside, great exercise and something the entire family can do together. Now that my kids are better skiiers than me I just take it easy. Everyone waits at the bottom for their old mamma.
My favorite memory is my dad taking me to the top of the mountain when I was very young. I was so scared. I kept thinking that I couldn’t do it. He told me that I could. I was so pleased with myself when I made it to the bottom. The hot chocolate reward was the best and I couldn’t wait to hop back on the chair to get back up to the top again. Skiing gave me courage and self confidence. I hope that my children get to do the same.
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