February 15, 2017 by: VermontInn
Welcome to Killington!
Be it your first visit or your 10th, we got the info you need to get your around the Beast of the East! Killington Mountain has all the snow and the fun that everyone needs this winter! It has 40 miles of groomed terrain which makes for one (or more!) awesome snow days. With the country’s most extensive and advanced snow making system and the second highest peak (4241 ft) in the east, Killington has prime skiing no matter what Mother Nature decides to throw at it. With everything this great mountain have to offer, there’s plenty of info you should know before you hit the slopes!
Our first recommendation when looking into planning a trip to Killington is to visit Killington’s website, which has everything you need to know. During January and February, trails, lodges and the like are tremendously busy and looking into what you should expect will help imensely on your first day out.
Some key things to know before heading out for your day in the snow are as follows:
- The five warm and comfortable lodges are color coded so you always know where you need to go to at the end of your day and where your parking lot is: K-1:blue, Snowshed:green, Ramshead:purple, Bear Mountain:red, Skyeship:orange.
- Several easy convenient ways to pick up season passes and lift tickets: visit www.killington.com/site/tickets or www.liftopia.com (for discounts) to find all your ticket needs. You can even pick up your tickets at the lodges kiosk or office, and can find better pricing through the Killington website!
- Services at base lodges open 30 minutes before lifts open and 30 minutes after lifts close. Lifts are open midweek from 9am to 4pm, and weekends and peak dates from 8am to 4pm.
- Killington Mountain usually opens its trails for the winter ski season around November 1st and closes around May 30th, the longest season in the east!.
- Killington and Pico have 212 trails combined, equaling 92 miles of skiable trails. They have 28 lifts together; 2 gondolas, 11 quads, 5 triples, 3 doubles, 7 surfaces. They also offer 6 terrain parks for snowboarders and freeskiers, one with 65 all natural inspired features, an outer-spaced theme park, and two half pipes.
- Killington also offers a tubing park, with a tow lift and a giant course with jumps makes for an exciting day without a lesson, just get a ticket and a tube and you’re ready to go!
- Killington and Pico offer private lessons, youth lessons, and adult lessons. To book a lesson online go to: http://www.killington.com/site/to-do/snow-sports-school There are also special offers on lessons and programs to take advantage of and get the best deal on ski and snowboard education!
Killington is a great place for adventure, connecting with family and friends, and having an all-around good time! Some great places to collect knowledge about the resorts and the mountain are: