Killington Ski Review,Vermont USA





General Feel

Killington ski terrain, offers one of the best places to explore the powder in all of Vermont, and the East Coast/New England area. It is by far the biggest resort on the East Coast. It stretches across seven mountains and has plenty of on and off mountain activities to keep you busy.

The mountain has numerous day lodges across the resort for quick breaks to warm up or meet friends.

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Quick Facts

  • Season:Mid-November to Mid-April
  • Average Snowfall: 250 inches
  • Acres: 1215 acres
  • Runs: 200
  • Miles of Trails: 87
  • Tree Skiing: 141 Acres
  • Longest Trail: 6.2 miles - Juggernaut
  • Lifts: 32
  • Vertical: 3050 ft
  • Elevation: Base – 1,165 ft / Summit – 4,241 ft.
  • Snowmaking: 60%
  • Terrain;
  • Beginner – 26% (53 Trails)
  • Intermediate –34 % (67 Trails)
  • Expert – 40% (80 Trails)





















Tips

  • Snow in New England is harder and icier than snow in the west.
  • Killington is the largest resort in the Eastern United States.
  • Plenty of lifts help break up the lines.
  • Killington has the most extensive snowmaking system in the world.
  • It is often very cold. The gondola is heated.
  • There are 7 base lodges, all with their own parking lots.
  • A one-day ticket is upwards of $75.



Terrain/Off Piste

Killington ski terrain is great for all abilities. There are plenty of easy groomed runs for beginners, lots of intermediates for those looking for adventure, and even more expert terrain for those looking for a real challenge. The entire mountain is below tree line, which means the terrain is mostly moguls, groomers, terrain parks, and glades.



The snow is always good because of Killington's world-class snowmaking technology that covers most of the mountain and reaches even the highest points.

At the highest point on the mountain, Killington Peak, at 4,241 feet, comes some of the hardest terrain. If you think you're ready… Try a run down Anarchy, Cascade, Downdraft, Double Dipper, Concussion, Devil's Fiddle, or Vertigo. Outerlimits claims it is the steepest, longest mogul run in the East. Try to ski the 6.2-mile long beginner run, Juggernaut. Cruise some blue runs like Bunny Buster, Dream Maker, or Bear Claw.

The terrain parks are not to be missed. The SuperPipe is 430 feet long.



Family Rating

Killington ski experience can be awesome for families. You can even have fun off the mountain. The terrain is great for all ability levels. The ski school is one of the best ski school's in the East and makes the children's skiing experience a blast. Besides skiing, there is dog sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, shopping, sleigh rides, theaters, art shows, area tours, and ice skating.

The resort hosts world-class ski and snowboard competitions like the US Snowboarding Grand Prix. SharpShooter Photographers are located all over the hill ready to snap the newest family portrait. The incredible snowmaking makes for quality snow no matter what time of year you visit Killington.

There is all sorts of shopping to be done – crafts, antiques, gifts, discount stores, and much more, all in close proximity to Killington.


Bars

The nightlife and après ski scene are not lacking at Killington. There are over 100 bars and clubs throughout this region of Vermont. A few worth noting are Wobbly Barn – the official après ski spot, The Garlic is famous for martinis, The Lookout is always busy, the Long Trail Brewery has a wide selection of ales, Jax serves a beer and has activities for the kids, Pickle Barrel has live music and is up late, McGrath's Irish Pub has music, food, and Guinness. Keep your eyes peeled because there are lots of other choices too.


Food

You can't go wrong on food because there are lots of choices. Try Crust Above for pizza, Grist Mill for a romantic dinner and live music, Peppinos for Italian, Santa Fe for happy hours and dining, The Vermont Inn for New England cuisine, or Wally's for family dining.





Disclosure


If you visit the east coast Of USA,and the size of ski area matters, check the Killington ski terrain out, above other resorts. Compiled for us by a skier, Mr DL.

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