Killington Resort, located in central Vermont, stretches across seven mountain areas, including Pico Mountain, and features access to 191 trails and 30 lifts with one lift ticket. Killington features the highest lift-served skiing and riding in Vermont from the 4,241-foot summit of Killington Peak via the heated K-1 Express Gondola. Killington averages 250 inches of natural snow each winter complemented by the world’s most extensive snowmaking system covering 814 of 1,215 skiable acres. In fact, Killington Resort has more snowmaking coverage than most eastern resorts have in total skiable terrain and guarantees remarkable conditions from mid-November throu
gh early May!
Killington is the largest resort in the Northeast and is known for its diversity of terrain and network of lifts – including three heated gondolas – delivering skiers and riders of all ability levels to groomed wide-open cruisers, classic narrow New England trails, moguls, steeps, and 16 tree skiing areas. Killington offers multiple terrain features for snowboarders and freeskiers including Bear Mountain’s signature terrain parks and 430-foot long Superpipe with 18-foot walls.
- Summit: 4,241 feet
- Base: 1,165 feet
- Vertical Drop: 3,050 feet
- Lifts: 31
- Skiable Area: 1,182 acres
- Annual Snowfall: 250 inches
Killington Insider Tips
Donna Weinbrecht is one of the winningest female skiers in history, having racked up numerous World Cup moguls medals along with World Championship and World Cup titles and the first ever Olympic gold medal for the sport (1992). Here she shares info on her home mountain.
Favorite Resort: Killington, of course!
Favorite Trail: Outer Limits made me the skier that I was on World Cup. Anything I came across on World Cup I could handle because of Outer Limits. Now I love the cruisers. All over the mountain!
Best Powder Stash: On a powder day, we lived closer to Bear, so I roll out of bed and head to Bear which is where Outer Limits is.
But maybe get a run on the Canyon chair at the main mountain, or Highline. You get more vertical there.
I mean, Outer Limits again would be nice, too.
Apres ski: The Lookout Tavern—that’s where I hang out. It’s my sister’s bar. In the old days I’d go to the Night Spot but I don’t think they call it that anymore! I don’t go out anymore really; I love sleep too much.
Steamboat resident Mike Morse is one of the top-ranked moguls skiers on the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team--not to mention on the World Cup tour. Watch him shred at the Vancouver Olympic Games. In the meantime, here are some of his insider favorites:
Favorite Resort: Killington (Morse grew up skiing at the VT mountain.)
Favorite Trail: Roundabout
Best place to find powder: There is too much powder in killington to name just one favorite.........
Best Apres spot: Pickle Barrel
Matt Reardon is a professional skier turned rockstar. Between skiing backcountry powder and performances Matt knows resort towns inside and out.
Best Mogul Run - Outer Limits
Best High Speed Groomer - Superstar
Best Apres Ski - Woombly Bam
Best Cliff Drop - Waterfall
Best Tree Run - Toilet Bowl
Best Back Country Getaway - Coopers Cabin, secret backcountry (ask locals for directions)
Best Food - Mother Shapiros
Best Family Dining - Casey's Caboose
Best Resort Lodge - Six Mountains