Duration/Dates2 - 7 Nights (or more)
Killington Resort is located in the Green Mountains of central Vermont, near the town of in Rutland and is the largest ski resort in the Eastern United States. The resort is made up of six interconnected mountain areas, as well as Pico Mountain (also owned by Killington, but operated separately) and is known as the “Beast of the East”.
Killington has a massive amount of terrain, which caters to skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels. Since the resort is located within close proximity to several neighboring states, has a long season from November to May (often stretching from October-June), it is no wonder why this is a favorite amongst hardcore skiers and snowboarders. Killington is also the perfect resort for families, couples, and groups of friends looking to enjoy Vermont’s charm and warm hospitality!
RESORTS IN THE AREA
Killington boasts an impressive vertical drop of 3,050 feet spread-out over 1,977 skiable acres (including Pico Mountain), and is home to the second highest point (Killington Peak) in Vermont at 4,241 feet. With 212 trails over 73 miles, 21 lifts, and 250″ of natural snowfall, Killington has definitely earned its nickname the “Beast of the East”.
(3,592 ft/1095 m) – Killington’s intermediate mountain with enjoyable cruising runs, three newly constructed ski tunnels, which helps decrease congestion where trails merge together, and a comfortable six-pack bubble chairlift.
(3,262 ft/994 m) – This is home to some of the steepest bump runs found on the East coast and fun terrain parks. Some to test your skills on are Outer Limits, Devil’s Fiddle, and Wildfire! The lodge at the base of the mountain is the ideal place for taking in the afternoon apres-ski festivities!
(2,456 ft/749 m) – This is the best spot for learning how to ski and snowboard, as the runs are gentle and wide. Let us know if you are in need of a lesson or two and we will include this in your trip package.
(4,241 ft/1,293 m) – Known to hold some of the steepest and longest runs on the mountain, such as Cascade, Downdraft, Double Dipper, and the Big Dipper tree run. This area is known as “The Canyon”.
(3,800 ft/1,158 m) – Terrain suitable for all ability levels and home to some of the most well known expert runs on the mountain, such as Vertigo & Ovation. Superstar is another classic run, which holds Volkswagon bus size moguls, and due to its extensive snowmaking keeps spring skiing going until or end of May or June on most seasons.
(3,610 ft/1,100 m) – Features wonderful terrain for beginner and intermediate skiers/snowboarders and the Swirl trail is the place for racing training.
(3,967 ft/1,209 m) – This is a classic mountain favorite amongst locals and offers 58 trails, 468 skiable acres, 19 miles of trails, and a great variety of terrain for beginner to advanced level skiers and snowboarders.
Woodward Peace Park
This mountain park provides a great network of featured terrain areas for all ability levels and ages. There is a freestyle zone, learning zone, and a good mix of everything in between. In 2020, Snowboarder Magazine awarded Woodward the best terrain park in the east!
- Double 1
- Triple 3
- Quad 5
- High Speed Quad 9
- Gondola 3
- High Speed Six Pack 1
- Surface 1
- Magic Carpet 3
- Base Elevation 1,165 ft/355 m
- Peak Elevation 4,241 ft/1,293 m
- Vertical Drop 3,050 ft/930 m
- Annual Snowfall
- 250 inches (635 cms)
- Skiable Acres 1,977
- Beginner 17%
- Intermediate 40%
- Advanced/Expert 43%
- Designated Runs
- Off-Piste & Backcountry
- There is great tree skiing off-piste at the resort.
- Yes, covering 600 acres.
- Skiing Snowboarding
- Terrain Park
- Yes, the Woodward Mountain Park.
- Known as "The Beast of the East", Killington is the biggest resort in the Eastern U.S. with 7 mountains, 213 runs, 1509 acres, 73 miles of trails, 21 lifts, and with the longest season (late October-June).