TWA said this in another early season Killington thread...
"Killy is currently in the process of building a walkway/staircase from
the top of the North Ridge Triple to the peak lodge. This will allow for
early season snowmaking in the north ridge area which gets much colder
early in the year.
So the plan is to blow snow on Rime, Reason(early season park), lower
east fall, upper dipper, and probably great northern from the peak down
to North Ridge area.
Skiers/Boarders will be able to take the Gondola up, ski down to
Northridge area and ski there and take laps with the Triple. Then when
they are done, they can walk up this walkway/staircase back to the
Gondola and download.
The walkway is pretty mellow and is really is not that long of a walk.
It will for sure be worth it and allow Killy to open pretty quick. If
they have temps for 48-72 hours or so, they could probably get open a
good amount of the North Ridge area (including a park)"
There hoping to be open by mid october, there also hosting the Dew Tour this season.