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Bittersweet is a long intermediate trail in the Skye Peak area.
To access this location, you can either take the Superstar Express Quad from the K1 base or the Needle’s Eye Express Quad.
Bittersweet is opened very early in the season to start spreading the crowds out away from the Killington Peak and Canyon areas.
Exit off the Superstar Express Quad to the left.
Pass the Superstar and Skye Hawk headwalls and continue along the top section of Skye Lark which is very narrow with a TON of traffic.
Watch for traffic coming down on skier’s right from the top of the Needle’s Eye Express Quad.
Once you pass that, proceed down the Skye Lark headwall and stay to the left.
Beware of traffic merging to skier’s right from Great Eastern.
Bear RIGHT after that on to Bittersweet.
This gets tricky, so be alert to all the trail signs, otherwise you may end up at Bear Mountain or in the Needle’s Eyes area.
To stay on Bittersweet, stay to skier’s left as it winds around.
Watch for traffic to skier’s left coming from High Road.
To continue on Bittersweet take a left turn.
The top of this section is steeper than most of the rest of it, with bumps later in the day, so be ready if you do not like moguls.
Continue down as it winds to the left and watch for traffic flying out of Skye Hawk (lower) as these trails funnel down to the loading area for Superstar Express Quad.
In general, Bittersweet gets a lot of snow-making and the guns are often going during the day.
It also gets very skied off and icy due to the high levels of traffic.
(If you access Bittersweet off the top of Needle’s Eye Express Quad, exit the lift to the left and proceed past the ski patrol hut on your right.
Then go right onto Bittersweet).
This trail has a lot of light.
A perfect intermediate run for people looking for a very long cruiser without the fear of big crowds off the Superstar Express Quad.