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Killington Resort Facts

TRAILS: 200
LIFTS: 31
SKIABLE ACRES: 1,182
MILES OF TRAILS: 87
LOCATION: KILLINGTON, VT
VERTICAL: 3,050

 

Photo of Killington WinterEndless Winter

Combine our abundant natural snowfall with the east's most extensive snowmaking system, and what you get is BY FAR the longest ski and snowboard season in eastern North America and one of the longest in the entire country.

Ski Season & Snowfall Information

While other resorts have mopped up and shut things down, we`ll still be going here at Killington. Why not come up and see for yourself.


Ski Season Open/Close Dates Ski Days Total Snowfall Snowfall from March 1st-on
2002/2003 October 25 - May 26 204 291" 58"
2001/2002 November 6 - June 1 202 192" 63"
2000/2001 October 29 - May 27 202 316" 125"
1999/2000 October 25 - May 29 205 209" 50"
1998/1999 October 22 - May 25 204 186" 55"
1997/1998 October 1 - May 25 205 242" 65"
1996/1997 October 4 - June 22 233 301" 119"
1995/1996 October 17 - June 10 224 307" 120"
1994/1995 October 3 - June 4 214 182" 36"
1993/1994 October 1 - June 9 243 279" 62"
1992/1993 October 1 - June 1 229 300" 99"
1991/1992 October 21 - June 14 226 198" 49"
1990/1991 October 27 - May 28 214 206" 39"
1989/1990 October 10 - May 28 208 249" 44"
1988/1989 October 13 - May 21 211 202" 42"
1987/1988 October 12 - June 1 227 238" 55"
1986/1987 October 10 - June 3 224 233" 40"

 

Remember, when all the world turns back to green, Killington remains white. Think about it!

Shuttle Bus to Slopes

There are multiple shuttles to take you up to the Pico and Killington slopes. The "Pick Up" spot is to the left of the Condo Complex Main Driveway on Rt. 4 Called "Killington-Pico Motor Inn" stop on Map.Weekend pick ups are never longer then every 1/2 hour. From the main driveway of the development it takes you directly to Pico & Killington Ski Areas. Click here for the schedule.

Mountain Facts

Killington Resort, located in central Vermont, stretches across seven mountains with 200 diverse trails and 31 lifts. Killington averages 250 inches of natural snow each winter. That, coupled with the country’s most extensive snowmaking system, supports the longest season in the eastern North America and one of the longest in the entire country typically lasting from October to June. Killington is known for its’ diversity of terrain offering skiers and riders of all ability levels a choice of wide open groomed cruisers, narrow classic New England runs, moguls, steeps, trees and several options for snowboarders including 5 alpine parks including The Beach and the halfpipe.

Summit elevation 4,241’ (1,293m)
Base elevation 1,150’ ( 323m)
Vertical Drop 3,050’ (957m)
Skiable Acres 1,182 ( 469 ha)
Miles of Trails 87 (139 km)
Trails 200
Novice 59 trails, 30%
More Difficult 78 trails, 39%
Most Difficult 63 trails, 31%
Lifts 31
Uphill Capacity 52,361 rides per hour
Gondolas 2 high speed, heated express gondolas
6 minute ride to the highest lift-serviced point in Vermont
Quads 12 quads including 6 high-speed express quads
Doubles 4
Triples 6
Surface 6 surface lifts including a Magic Carpet


Snowmaking

61 miles (99km) of trails covered by snowmaking
1850 snowguns (including 600 tower guns)
Average annual natural snowfall: 245” (635cm)
% Snowmaking: 70%

Parks/Pipes

Halfpipe 420’ long with 15 ft. walls
5 alpine parks

Grooming

Killington’s 19 vehicle Stealth Grooming Fleet grooms 50-80% of open terrain on a nightly basis. We also have numerous trails that are left bumped up for the mogul enthusiasts including Outer Limits--the steepest mogul slope in the East

Elevation

Summit elevation (Killington Peak) 4,241’ (1,293m)
Little Killington Peak 3,939
Pico Peak 3,900'
Mendon Peak 3,840'
Bear Mountain 3,800'
Shrewsbury Peak 3,700'
Rams Head Peak 3,600'
Snowdon Peak 3,592'
Base elevation 1,065’ ( 323m)


The Best Cross Country Skiing

Two of the best cross country ski resorts in America are here: Mountain Meadows Ski Touring Center and The Mountain Top Inn & Resort Cross Country Ski Center. Both are within minutes of Killington, and both feature great facilities, snowmaking, expansive terrain, lessons, rentals and snowshoeing.

Mountain Meadows Ski Touring Center

Route 4, Killington VT, 8O2-775-7O77

For a single day of skiing and rental the fee would be (1.) $17.00 for trail pass and (2.) $17.00 for rental. Any additional day would be $14.00 trail pass and $14.00 for rental. Therefore $34.00 one day and $28.00 for multi day. Price includes taxes.

The Mountain Top Inn Cross-Country Ski Resort

Mountain Top Rd, Chittenden, VT, 800-445-2100/802-483-2311

Eleven miles from Killington, 85+km of groomed trails and skating lanes at 2,000 ft. Ski School (with private or group lessons) run by Mike Gallagher (former Olympian and Olympic Cross-Country Ski Coach) and Don Cochrane (former US Biathlon Ski Team member), snow making, ski shop, snack bar. Full-day ski or snowshoe pass: Adult $16; Student/Senior $12; Child $6. Ski and snowshoe rentals; half-day rates available. The Mountain Top Inn & Resort features full hotel, dining and resort facilities.

Great Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is another popular activity, with several companies that offer rentals, guided tours, and lessons. The majority of the State of Vermont is connected by a huge network of maintained snowmobiling trails that offer beauty, excitement and challenge. Vermont Snowmobile Tours (1-800-286-6360) or Killington Snowmobile Tours (802-422-2121).

Snowshoers

Call Killington Snowshoe Tours, at 1-800-767-7031 for more information and reservations, located at Beattie's Trailside Lodge Rt. 100 N., Killington VT or Killington Resort,. Or Snowshoe Rentals at Oasis Sports (802 775-1273) located on 103 in N. Clarendon Vt. The Mountain Top Inn & Resort offers snowshoeing on hundreds of acres of pristine backcountry. Rental equipment and full and half day passes are available.

Ice skating

Available at Killington Resort, Summit Pond at the Grist Mill, Proctor Town Skating Rink, Giorgetti Park in Rutland and the Mandigo Arena in Rutland. The Mountain Top Inn & Resort offers ice skating for guests of the Inn.

Killington Resort 422-3333
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort 483-2311/800-445-2100
Summit Skating 422-6680
Proctor Town Skating Rink 459-2819
Giorgetti Park 773-1822
Royce-Mandigo Arena 773-9416


Sleigh Rides

Scheduled rides will be on Wednesdays and Saturdays, New Years Eve, Valentines Day plus additional rides will be reserved from time to time. We anticipate that rides will start in mid November. Each ride will last approximately 15-20 minutes at The Cortina Inn - 802-773-3333.

The Mountain Top Inn & Resort offers sleigh rides drawn by a mother-daughter team of Belgians daily at 5, 6, 7 & 8PM. Fees are $20 per adult and $15 per child. Call 802-483-2311 or 800-445-2100 for more information.

Ice fishing

Pick any one of the local lakes and you'll find ice fishing opportunities. Use caution. You go at your own risk! Check with local sporting goods suppliers or the Fish & Wildlife Agency (802-241-3700) for advice and information.