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Killington is 1st Resort Open in North America for 2015-16 Season

Freezing temperatures through the weekend in Vermont helped kick off an early start to the 2015-16 ski season. Killington Resort opened at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, making it the first ski resort to open in the U.S. (A-Basin took the honors last season). Saturday's wintry conditions added a dusting of natural snow in the mountains and allowed Killington to fire up the snow cannons. The resort opened exclusively to season pass and Express Card holders, with 600 vertical feet of advanced, upper-mountain terrain and a few terrain park features accessed via the K-1 Express Gondola and the North Ridge Triple.

Killington opened to the public at 9 a.m. Monday, with lift tickets priced at $49 for adults (19-64), $38 for youth (7-18) and $42 for seniors (65-79).

Maine's Sunday River also opened Monday morning, with top-to-bottom snowmaking currently in place. Sunday River will have the upper T2 trail open, which is accessible via the Locke Mountain Triple lift.

The weather forecast shows increasing temps through the week, so be sure to check Killington and Sunday River snow reports before heading up.

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