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New England getaways were on hold after Hurricane Irene, but a Vermont resort giant is back in operation, just in time for fall foliage season.

By Jay Lloyd
KYW Newsradio 1060

For three weeks after that rare inland storm flooded and battered Vermont, the Killington mountain complex was an island.  All roads in and out were closed.

They’ve just reopened to the sound of a soaring gondola, carrying visitors high above the maple-rimmed trails.

“And on a clear day you can see five states and Canada,” says Killington’s Sarah Thorson, who hails from nearby Tabernacle, NJ.  “It is breathtaking during the foliage season.”

Thorson notes that the roads are clear and the anticipated seasonal colors look brilliant.

“The reds, the oranges, and yellows, it’s just unbelievable. It’s nature’s fireworks at its finest,” she says.

And to combine flaming foliage with some flavorful flagons, the Killington Brewfest caps off a scenic gondola ride on October 1st.

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