Killington Mountain Resort Stats: Vertical Drop: 3,050’,
Killington Peak Elevation 4,241'
Skiable Terrain: 752 acres (or 1,509 per their pr),
22 Lifts, 155 Trails
60% snowmaking with 1,500+ snow guns
Longest ski season in the East mid-October to mid May.
Killington is affectionately called the Beast of the East, but don't let that scare you. The
reality is this Vermont ski resort is the biggest in Vermont, and eastern North
America. Killington is big, and it boasts the longest ski season in Vermont
opening as early as October and skiing till May - often Memorial Day.
Killington opened first in the East 2016, on October 26! Killington is home to two
high-speed heated gondolas, 12 quads and the world’s most extensive snowmaking
system with 1,700 guns, 17 grooming cats and a pumping power of 12,000 gallons
per minute of water. Killington has 155 trails and 22 lifts, with several base
areas. Killington has a stunning new Peak Lodge at the 4,200'
summit reached by the K-1 Gondola.
Killington offers skiing on six peaks, which can be confusing at first. Keep a
trail map handy, and explore. For families, Ram's Head Family Center has
everything you need from daycare to ski camp and its walking distance and
an easy Drop Off from
the Killington Grand Resort Hotel - the best slopeside hotel at Killington. Bear
Mountain is home to Killington's big Terrain Parks, including the Dream Maker
Terrain Park and the 22' Superpipe where Killington hosts the annual Dew Tour
among other big ski and snowboard events. Killington even has an all natural
feature terrain park Burton Stash - located in the woods off Killington's Bear
Peak. The most classic time honored trails at Killington are off the K-1 gondola
that takes you from the KBL, central base lodge, to the 4,142' summit with
spectacular scenery. you can see Ascutney (which is no longer open for skiing), Okemo,
Stratton and Mount Snow in the distance on a clear day, sometimes even Magic
Mountain. Killington's best trails like Cascade, Flume, and East Fall have good
pitch and great views of the Green Mountains beyond and the base below.
Luxury ski lodging is plentiful in Killington, from ski in ski out condos at
Sunrise to the Killington Grand Resort Hotel Killington - which has a huge
outdoor heated pool with a view of the slopes. Many inns, condos and hotels line
the Killington Access Road and are located throughout the valley, In Mendon,
Red Clover Inn is charming, romantic and serves delicious skier breakfast and
cozy fireside dinners in a beautiful Vermont setting.
If après ski and resort entertainment is a big priority, then Killington
the best après ski party scene in New England.
Aalong Killington's Access Road you will find après ski at The Foundry, Pickle Barrel,
Wobbly Barn, Casey's Caboose or slopeside at Killington's Umbrella Bars - which
are very European in design and popular on a sunny spring ski day.
Killington is owned and operated by Powdr Corp along with Copper Mountain in
Colorado, Mt Bachelor in Oregon, Park City Mountain Resort in Utah and Las Vegas
Ski and Snowboard Resort. Killington and Powdr Corp. have brought big changes
and big events like the Women's World Cup to the
Big K - along with improved snowmaking, lodging and the new Peak Lodge.
If you like quieter skiing then visit nearby sister ski resort
Pico Peak - where you will find no lift lines,
just pleasant Vermonters. Your Killington lift ticket is valid at Pico, until
the two ski resorts connect via trails and lifts you do need to drive the 10
minutes. Pico Resort offers ski condo lodging as well. Also nearby Rutland
offers several affordable chain hotels, motels, inns and bnbs - but nothing too