Killington Mountain Resort & Ski Area is the largest ski area in Vermont & Eastern United States. Killington has the largest vertical in New England at 3050 feet.
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Killington Vermont is a Four Season Vacation Destination and offers Attraction & Events year round.
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Killington has 141 trails and 22 lifts, extending across six interconnected mountain peaks. The main peak, Killington Peak (4,235 ft ), is the second highest in Vermont and has the second greatest vertical drop in the east.
Pico Mountain, was purchased by Killington in 1996, and currently operates as a separate resort. There have been plans to connect Killington and Pico with a series of lifts and trails since 1998, but this has not yet happened.
Killington Vermont Ski Trails & Schools
The resort offers a variety of trails from beginner to expert.
Killington Vermont Mountains
Snowshed: A section on the mountain devoted to beginners, Snowshed is serviced by three lifts. It is an open slope, with a lodge and restaurant at the bottom. The adult ski school is located at Snowshed. Most condos and the Grand Hotel are located at the bottom of Snowshed.
Ramshead: Ramshead has beginner and intermediate trails serviced by an express quad lift. The Ski School for children and teenagers is located at Ramshead base lodge. "Squeeze Play" is a glade trail with wide gaps between trees, ideal for learning glade skiing.
Snowdon Mountain: Snowdon provides a variety of beginner, intermediate and expert trails. Among the trails are Conclusion, a double black diamond and Great Northern, a beginner trail. There are two chairlifts (a triple from K-1 and a quad from end of Caper) and a Poma. Trails for advanced skiers include Great Bear and North Star.
Killington Peak: Part of Killington Peak, the "Canyon Area", is the steepest part of the mountain. There are many double black diamond trails including Cascade, Downdraft, Double Dipper, and the Big Dipper Glade. It is serviced by the K-1 gondola and the Canyon Quad. Two shorter runs here include Rime and Reason, accessible from the North Ridge Triple chair. Easier trails (Great Eastern and Great Northern) connect to the rest of the mountain. There is a restaurant and lodge at the summit and base of Killington Peak. The peak was once accessible by the original Killington gondola (once the only gondola on the mountain). The original gondola base station was located at the exact same location as the current Skyeship loading station, just off of U.S. Route 4, and had three stages, while the Skyeship, erected in 1994, has two. The original third stage ran from Skye Peak to Killington peak - the structure housing the original unloading station is still intact and visible at the peak, and houses the peak's restaurant. The K-1 gondola was built soon after to replace the Killington peak chairlift.
Skye Peak: All types of terrain. Trails include Ovation, a black forming into a double black when it becomes Lower Ovation, the steepest trail on the mountain, and Superstar, a black diamond that is wide and has lots of artificial snow. There are trails for beginners and intermediate skiers. It is serviced by the Superstar Express Quad, the Skye Peak Express Quad, and the Skyeship Express Gondola. View of Snowshed base, Killington Grand Hotel, and other hotels/condos along East Mountain Road, from Skye Peak
Bear Mountain: Home to Outer Limits, a very steep double black diamond mogul run, and Devil's Fiddle, another double black diamond (although Devil's Fiddle is infrequently open due to sheer ice and rock cover). Bear Mountain also features many terrain parks, including a superpipe. It is serviced by one lifts and has a lodge and restaurant. Bear Mountain also frequently hosts large scale competitive racing and freestyle events.
Sunrise Mountain: Sunrise Mountain is serviced by one lift and is all beginner terrain. It was developed in the early 1980s, but due to its relatively low elevation, the lower portions of Sunrise had difficulty maintaining snow cover, so they were removed from the trail system. The triple chair, which originally extended further downhill to the southern corner of US-4 and VT-100 in W. Bridgewater, was shortened, and the "Northeast Passage" entrance to Killington ceased to exist in the late 1990s. Lift towers still stand below the existing chairlift. Another reason for the demise of the larger Sunrise Mtn.... area was its intended use that did not come to fruition. Killington originally opened Sunrise with the intent of expanding skiing trails and lifts southeast into an area known as Parker's Gore. When these plans were halted due to concerns for bear habitat, Sunrise lost its purpose as a base area to access this terrain, and the costs of snow making and maintaining terrain at such a low elevation were not justified by the few skiers utilizing it.
Pico Mountain: Pico Mountain is located on a separate mountain, Pico Peak, away from the main resort. It has 50 trails covering 17 miles (27 km), all serviced by 6 lifts. Popular runs include: The Pike, 49er, Summit Glades, Upper KA, Giant Killer, and Sunset 71. There are hotels, condos, restaurants at the base. It is inaccessible from the main base, except by car or bus. Pico was once an independent ski resort called Pico Peak, and was bought out of bankruptcy by Killington in the mid-1990s. Lift tickets at Killington are valid at Pico. There have been plans to connect Pico to the main Killington resort since it was purchased. Connector trails have been cut; however, the more expensive lift and snow making systems that would make such a connection possible have not been installed as of 2010.
Killington, VT Snowfall
Killington averages 250 inches (6.4 m) of natural snow each winter. That, coupled with a snow making system that covers 71% of the trails, has allowed Killington to offer what is often the longest skiing season in eastern North America, typically lasting from October to May.
Killington Lodging, Killington Dining & Killington Accommodations
There are approximately 120 inns, lodges and condos at Killington, with more than 40 restaurants, pubs, taverns, clubs and hotel dining rooms.
The Killington Grand Hotel is accessible by foot from the Snowshed Base area, and is the Killington Resort's flagship luxury hotel. The mountain's summit has an indoor restaurant.
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