As the largest ski and snowboard resort in eastern North America, Killington Resort features some of the most diverse terrain and the largest lift network in the East. With a top elevation of 4,215 feet, Killington receives an average of 250 inches of snow each year. But if natural snow isn’t in the cards, Killington’s 1,400 snow guns cover more than 600 of the resort’s 1,000 acres of terrain, providing one of the most extensive snowmaking systems in New England. So if tip-top snow conditions are high on your list, then a Killington ski vacation will definitely meet your needs. With 141 trails, 71 miles of terrain and a 3,050-foot vertical, Killington offers an assortment of terrain, including moguls, wide-open groomed cruisers, steeps and more than a dozen tree skiing areas.
When off the mountain, Killington visitors enjoy things like shopping, cross country skiing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog sledding and ice skating. As the day comes to an end, Killington starts to really heat up. It’s one of the best places in New England for après ski, offering more than 100 restaurants and bars featuring lively evening entertainment and live music.
... in Killington at one of the many diverse lodging options
... bumps, groomers, and terrain parks at one of New England's largest ski areas
... by car or fly in via the Burlington (VT), Albany (NY), or Manchester (NH) airports.
... long runs, a lively nightlife, and a plethora of lodging options
... the 1,500+ skiable acres that make up "the beast of the east"
... hearty New England comfort food after a long day on the slopes
... yourself to a day at the Killington Grand Spa
... a one-of-a-kind New England ski experience
Killington is truly well-suited for every type of skier, making it a great destination for families or large groups. With nearly 40 percent of the terrain designated “expert,” aggressive skiers and boarders have their pick from some of the steepest stuff in the East, plus plenty of bump runs to choose from. Intermediates also have their pick of Killington’s expansive cruisers, with 33 percent of the terrain labeled blue. And while beginners hold the minority, at 28 percent, Killington’s beginner slopes have seen more people learn to ski than any other resort in the U.S.
Freestylers will be pleased with Bear Mountain’s terrain park offerings. The nationally renowned park provides freeskiers and riders with plenty of features for jibbing and jumping, including The Stash and the 430-foot-long Superpipe with 18-foot walls.
Excellent, Great variety of terrainThis is the first time for us skiing at an Eastern ski resort. I was extremely please with the resort. We flew into Manchester and drove to White River Junction that evening. In the morning it was less than an hour to Killington. The ski rental and lift tickets are located at the same place so getting everything was easy and in no time we were on the mountain. We had beginner and expert levels with us so everyone found terrain that they liked. It is a bit different having all the restaurants located at the base, but it did not make. The only area that was problematic was the K-1 lodge. If you came from either the snowshed or Ramshead side, you had to take off you skis and walk. It snnowed the day before we arrived and all lifts and runs were open. The snow was in good condition even at the end of the day. Mountain side ski storage was included and we used that. We used the bus system to get to our condo (Pinnacle) and that worked well also. I woudl definitely go back. There is a great assortment of eateries around the base area and the non-skier with us had plenty of things to do in the area.