Want to be a snow bum? Now you can and get paid for it.

October 2, 2009 No comments yet

snow-bumWe’ve all dreamt about being a snow bum and spending the season skiing or riding, but unfortunately for most of us, a little thing called work gets in the way.  Well, Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia, Canada wants to change all that.

They’re running the I Want to be a Snow Bum contest and the winner gets to spend three months being a snow bum at Sun Peaks.  This includes around $5000 cash, transportation, free lift tickets, housing, ski gear, ski or board equipment, and more. The only catch is that you have to ski or ride, go to special events (wine festival, terrain park activities, etc), blog, Tweet, post videos to YouTube and update Facebook with your daily escapades.  Ok, so it’s not really a catch, since most of you probably do this already, now you’re going to be doing it as part of your job, not sneaking around behind your boss’ back.

To enter, you have to create a 1 minute video, upload it to YouTube, and fill out an entry form on their site.  All entries must be received before November 15, 2009, so you’d better get moving.

Killington, want to start a similar contest? I’m sure you’d have people lining up to apply.

Killington Road Night Shuttle Fundraiser

September 29, 2009 No comments yet

Killington Shuttle Funds NeededOn Sunday, the Rutland Herald reported that the free Killington Road Night Shuttle was $20,000 short on donations needed to operate this season after Killington Resort was unable to donate $50,000 of its funds due to the economic conditions.

However, in today’s paper, they note that Killington Resort has agreed to add funds to the cause but opted out of contributing $50,000 after noticing that donations from other area businesses were down.

The night shuttle transports workers and visitors along the Killington access road and runs from 5pm – 1am on weekdays and until 2am on weekends.

Business owners work to salvage shuttle [Rutland Herald]
Resort adds fund to salvage shuttle [Rutland Herald]

Welcome to the Killington Blog!

September 25, 2009 1 comment

We want to welcome you to our  Killington Blog!

In this blog, we plan to keep you updated on the latest happenings and news from around the Killington, VT area.  Of course we’ll cover the ski and snow report and mountain updates, but we also plan to cover local news, bar and restaurant reviews, lodging, ski houses and much more.

Please let us know what you would like to see and be sure to send any tips our way as well.  Hope to hear from you soon!


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