“190 trails and 29 lifts!”
Stretching across seven mountain areas, including Pico Mountain, Killington Resort features access to 190 trails and 29 lifts with one lift ticket, plus the highest lift-served terrain in Vermont from the 4,241-foot summit of Killington Peak via the K-1 Express Gondola. Killington’s elevation advantage delivers an average of 250 inches of natural snow every season and optimal temperatures to produce machine-made snow from more than 1,200 snow guns covering more than 600 acres of terrain. Killington is known for its diversity of terrain and grooming expertise, providing skiers and riders of all ability levels a choice of wide-open groomed cruisers, narrow classic New England runs, moguls, steeps and 16 tree skiing areas. Killington also offers multiple terrain features for snowboarders and freeskiers, including Bear Mountain’s signature terrain parks and a 500-foot long Superpipe with 18-foot walls. Plus The Stash, Burton’s all-natural terrain park with more than 80 features, including a replica Vermont Sugar Shack. Off-mountain activities include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and ice skating, combined with more than 100 restaurants and bars and shopping options throughout the region, making Killington the top resort in the Northeast for après and lively evening entertainment. During the summer months, Killington features an 18-hole championship Geoffrey Cornish-designed golf course; a Mountain Bike Park featuring 45 miles of trails served by the K-1 Gondola and a full 18-hole disc golf course. A 2012 winner of the NSAA Golden Eagle Award and 2010 winner of the Vermont Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence and Pollution Prevention, Killington Resort continues to implement innovative energy conservation measures and environmental management practices to reduce energy consumption and the effects of climate change. Killington Resort is easily accessible from all major East Coast cities by plane, train and automobile. Jet Blue and codeshare partner Cape Air provide daily flights between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport – a short 30 minute drive to the slopes of Killington Resort. Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express provides daily service between Rutland and New York City’s Pennsylvania Station.
Killington has some of the best vertical in the East and is certainly in the top 3 largest ski resorts on the East Coast. Great tree skiing when it has snowed. You can pretty much count on the top half of the superstar quad to be skied off with some crappy moguls unless it got dumped on. For your average day of snowfall and weather I like the triple on the right side of the mountain that has a rope toe / J lift running up the edge. Great for pumping out carvers on groom. I hear the park is pretty good, but it's better to hit Mt. Snow or Okemo which are much more focused on their parks. Ramshead is all family skiing.
Insider tip: Park down at the sky gondola for early birds who want to get in and out quickly (but don't leave late because the gondola will close!).
Hiking up here is quite a challenge. But when you get to the top, the view is just simply amazing. Moreover, I just love the fact that the facilities here are really clean and well-maintained. The staff are nice and very approachable, too! This is a great place for every kind of skiers. It has runs for all sorts of levels. Rent is quite high, though. So if you have equipment of your own, better bring them so you can save a quite good amount.
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