Welcome to Killington in the Winter
Whether it’s your first visit or your tenth, we’ve got the info you need to get around the Beast of the East!
Killington Mountain has all the snow and the fun that everyone needs in the winter with 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 has to offer, there’s plenty 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 knowing what to expect will help immensely on your first day out.
Here are some key things to know before heading out for your day in the snow:
- 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.
- There are several convenient ways to pick up season passes and lift tickets: visit www.killington.com/site/tickets or www.liftopia.com (for discounts). 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 close 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, making 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 definitely a great place for adventure, connecting with family and friends, and having an all-around good time!
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