Killington Ski Resort

Killington ski resort is the largest ski resort in New England. Killington boasts a solid annual snowfall record and a modern lift network. A short drive from both Boston and New York City, Killington is a popular choice for weekend getaways, but large enough to ski for a full week without getting bored.

Killington, affectionately known as "The Big K" -is a large ski area in Central Vermont which caters to all types of skier. As one of only two ski resorts in the East with a 3,000'+ vertical drop, Killington is big mountain skiing. Killington considers itself a place to rival some of the top domestic and international resorts but lacks a real village or high end lodging. The skiing, howver, is amongst the best in New England with first rate expert terrain complimented by long beginner runs and plenty of intermediate terrain.

Six mountains make up the resort of Killington (plus neighboring Pico ski resort), gathering in more terrain, more snow, and more lifts than anywhere else in eastern North America. Killington Peak, at 4,215 feet (1,285 m), is the highest point and can be reached in a mere six minutes on the world’s fastest—and first heated—eight-passenger lift.

Killington enjoys a long ski season, most years kicking off in late October and running through May. During the season the area receives 250 inches (635 cm) of natural snowfall per year; and if that isn't sufficient, Killington is home to the largest snowmaking system in North America. In spite of a good snow record and a long season, the New England climate is changeable and inconsistent from one year to the next. Also, it can be bitterly cold.

The center of the action in and around the ski area, is the Killington Access Road. This 5 mile road links the resort to Route 100 and is lined with shops, restaurants and bars. Killington is big on apres ski with plenty of action late into the night, but it is a resort devoted to skiing and partying. It catering mainly to weekend visitors from East Coast cities and has only limited off-slope activities to amuse non-skiers. Still, Killington is unquestionably one of New England's premier resorts and offers its longest season.

Updated for Winter 2015-2016- David B. Cronheim

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Killington Statistics

  • CountryUSA
  • StateUtah
  • Base1,165 ft
  • Peak4,216 ft
  • Vertical3,050 ft
  • Ski Area1,215 acres
  • Longest Run6 miles
  • Ski Lifts22 
  • Gondolas
  • Chair Lifts15 
  • Surface Lifts
  • Riders per hour 43,446 

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