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Killington Resort

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Mountain Stats

Elevation1165 ft - 4242 ft
Opening DayOct 18, 2019
Closing DayMay 17, 2020
Capacity 43160 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult $130
1 day youth $100
All rates & fees

Lifts

6
15
3
Total 24
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Skiable Terrain

Easy
Green Circle
Moderate
Blue Squared
Advanced
Black Diamond
Extreme
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 1507 acres
Number of Slopes 155

Interesting facts

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  • Offering 1505 acres of slopes and terrain, Killington Resort is the largest ski resort in Vermont.
  • Killington Resort is the the best rated ski resort in Vermont.
  • It is among the 5 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Vermont.
  • Elevated between 1165 ft and 4242 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Vermont. The vertical drop from summit to base is 3077 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1184 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Season starts on Oct 18 and ends on May 17 (212 days). Average season duration in the USA is 118 days.
  • Average snow depth during the season (Oct 18 to May 17) is 24 " at summit elevation and 20 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 45 " at summit elevation and 35 " at the base. Therefore Killington Resort is among the 5 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Vermont.
  • Killington Resort features 83 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 106 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 12 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 10 sunniest in Vermont.

News

News Winter 2019/20

  • Host of the FIS Ski World Cup on November 30 & December 01, 2019 (Ladies' Slalom and Giant Slalom). 

News Winter 2018/19

  • New Snowdon 4-Person bubble chairlift
  • South Ridge Quad installed
  • New and improved K-1 Express Gondola
  • New RFID gates at the lifts 

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The Ski Resort

Killington is popular among groups of expert skiers and families alike as it features terrain for all ability levels.
© Kristel Fillmore (Killington Marketing) Killington is popular among groups of expert skiers and families alike as it features terrain for all ability levels.

Killington Resort, also known as “Beast of the East“, is a premier mountain resort and ski area located in the northeast of the United States in southern Vermont near Killington, Vermont. The resort encompasses six peaks interlaced with an extensive network of trails. 

Moreover, it not only has the largest vertical drop in New England at 3,050 ft, it is also the largest ski area in the eastern United States, served by the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in Eastern North America. Killington often offers the longest skiing season in this area, usually from October to May, due to its snowmaking system.

Terrain for All Ability Levels

The ski resort offers winter athletes more than 3,000 acres of both groomed and ungroomed trails, which make for 155 trails in total. Even though the main focus is on expert skiing, featuring more than 60 advanced and expert trails, that does not mean intermediates and beginners have to miss out. There is abundant terrain to satisfy all ability levels: 43 beginner trails and 53 trails for intermediates. Hence, there is still enough to do for ski novices. Snowshed Slope and Easy Street are beginner runs. Gentle slopes are Bear Cup and Caper, which are both green runs.

Intermediate Skiing

As mentioned before, about one third of Killington's trails are full of challenges for skiers on the more experienced side. In order to find intermediate slopes, you might want to hop into the K-1 Express Gondola from where you get access to great trails like Juggernaut, making you want to bring your skills to the next level. There are also 6 terrain parks and even a half pipe to explore.

Expert Skiing

The resort takes expert skiing seriously, boasting a huge variety of extremely challenging runs. You can choose whether you'd like to hit wide-open bowls, moguls, or the resort's 16 steep glades. Take the Bear Mountain Quad to find tons of trails that are designated black. Devil's Fiddle and Outer Limits are just two of numerous double diamond runs; these two are also some of the steepest trails at Killington. Real thrill-seekers should head to Killington Peak Inset where you can hit the real deal, such as Escapade, Dipper, and Cascade.

Audi FIS Ski World Cup

After 25 years, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup held at Killington in 2016 was the first world cup alpine race on the East Coast. Killington has been chosen again to host the races on Thanksgiving weekend 2017 and 2018.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Webcam view of Superstar, which is where the World Cup races take place.
© Killington Resort via Facebook Webcam view of Superstar, which is where the World Cup races take place.

Served by the most expansive snowmaking system in Eastern North America, Killington often offers the longest skiing season in this area, which usually spans from October to May or even June.

Snowmaking Share
70%
Snow Making Machines: 1500
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
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On Mountain Dining

Killington Resort features 9 restaurants ranging from cafeterias to casual grill and dining options. Located at the Killington Golf Course and Tubing Park, the Clubhouse Bar & Grill offers casual dining and panoramic views. Indulge in appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and hot dishes, as well as a variety of specialty drinks.

The Jerk Jamaican Mountain Grill ist nestled at the bottom of Needle's Eye and definitely one of the most prominent go-to spots for grab-and-go sandwiches, snacks, and drinks, such as draft beer, wine, and cocktails. Enjoy some fresh air and catch some sunrays from its sun deck, where you will also experience great views first-hand.

Must-Ski Runs

Outer Limits is just one of several double diamond runs and is also one of the steepest trails at Killington.

Longest Runs

Juggernaut at Killington
Length: 6.2 miles
Vertical Drop: 3051.2 ft

Videos

Killington Resort Opening Day 2016 | 01:20
In Season | The Stash - Ski
March snowmaking
January Float | Shot with GoPro 1.18.17
Flowy, silent turns are here again. #beastwinter...
Killington Mini Shred Madness 2017
A Killington Parks ski and snowboard Competition for kids...

Activities

Sometimes it's just about time to get some rest and self-pampering sessions: The Killington Grand Spa definitely caters your needs.
© Kristel Fillmore (Killington Marketing) Sometimes it's just about time to get some rest and self-pampering sessions: The Killington Grand Spa definitely caters your needs.

The 4,800-foot-long alpine mountain coaster Beast Mountain Coaster twists and turns through the woods. Fat bike rentals, designed for all ability levels, scenic gondola rides to the top of Killington Peak, snowcat-drawn sleigh rides, snowmobile tours, snowshoe tours as well as a tubing park, which is also great for all ages, are also worth checking out.

Spa and Fitness

The Killington Grand Spa is highly recommended for all winter sports enthusiasts who feel like getting some rest. Soak in Vermont's natural beauty nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains, while you enjoy soothing spa treatments, such as massages, facials, nail services, and body treatments. Guests of the more active side may also enjoy the Black Diamond Sports Massage, fitness center, sauna, and steam room.

Number toboggan runs: 1
Toboggan hire

Après-Ski and Nightlife

Slip in your boots and check out Wobbly Barn and its live acts.
© Kristel Fillmore (Killington Marketing) Slip in your boots and check out Wobbly Barn and its live acts.

Although Killington is not exactly known for its great nightlife, the Pickle Barrel Night Club, Wobbly Barn, and On the Rocs are all winners. Enjoy great drinks, bar food, professional and friendly staff.

Dining and Restaurants

You are hungry and don't know where to go? Preston's is Killington's top address speaking of culinary highlights, such as classy burgers and salads.
© Kristel Fillmore (Killington Marketing) You are hungry and don't know where to go? Preston's is Killington's top address speaking of culinary highlights, such as classy burgers and salads.

Preston's and Grand Cafe at the Killington Grand Hotel are just two spots of many guests of the ski resort should head to in order to get their culinary-fix of smoothies, fresh pastries, coffee drinks, and others. Enjoy some of the best views of the mountain, while sitting at Preston's, Killington's latest restaurant addition, which is open for aprés-ski dining, dinner and drinks.

Infrastructure & Rental

Skischools

Skischools: 1

Ski Rental

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Snowboard Rental

Getting here

By Air

Guests traveling by air are free to choose from several gateway airports, such as Rutland Regional Airport, Albany International Airport, Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT, Burlington International Airport, Logan International Airport in Boston, MA, and Manchester Regional Airport.

By Bus & Train

From the NYC area, there is a round trip bus service with pick-up locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. From Boston area there is the New England Snow Bus, a round trip bus service with pick-up locations in Boston, Andover and Rockland. There is also a daily service between New York City and Rutland, Vermont via Amtrak.

Closest Hospital1 km - Killington Medial Clinic
Closest Airport34 km - Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport
Closest Train Station25 km - Rutland Station

Contact

Killington Resort
4763 Killington Road
VT 05751
Killington
E-Mail
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Phone800-734-9435
Fax802-422-6113
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