Killington Resort

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  • Biggest ski area in the East with 1,509 ac of skiable terrain!
  • Challenging glades and tons of trails with moguls
  • Best ski resort in Vermont for nightlife
  • Handy local shuttle bus means parking and getting on the slopes is simple
  • Confusing trail layout
  • Crowded slopes on powder days
  • Difficult for beginners to navigate between ski areas
  • Expensive lift tickets
  • On-mountain dining options aren't that great

Killington Resort Ski Packages

Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
Lake Bomoseen Lodge
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
23% off $577
Timber Inn Motel
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
9% off $791
The Vermont Inn
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
9% off $700
Hillside Inn at Killington
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
4% off $579
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Nicknamed the Beast of the East, Killington is not only the biggest in Vermont but also eastern North America. A wide variety of terrain spreads across seven peaks and extensive snowmaking makes it a great option for skiers and snowboarders. Being big isn't its only drawcard, the resort also has the longest ski season in Vermont, often from October to May!

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Best month to go

Mid-January to Mid-March

Killington in January is generally colder while February and early March serve up the best chance of the great snow.


Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport


Killington Resort (30 minutes)

Killington (1-5 mi)

  • Most accommodation along Killington Road
  • Most convenient location to slopes and dining and nightlife options
  • Some lodging close to slopes but most a short bus ride away

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Pico Mountain (Walk)

  • Condos and hotels close to Pico Mountain lifts
  • Cheaper lodging than Killington
  • A bus ride away from Killington slopes

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Rutland (10-15 mi)

  • Affordable lodging compared to Killington and Pico Mountain
  • 25 minute drive to Killington Resort
  • Variety of grocery stores and shopping

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Woodstock (15-20 mi)

  • 35 minutes drive away
  • Range of local shops and charming atmosphere
  • Ideal for couples

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For beginners

Beginners will have plenty to choose from with green trails across the whole resort. For never-evers, the Snowshed and Ramshead are beginner areas are perfect for learning on. Our favorite for beginners though is Great Eastern. It has the most vertical here (2,552 ft) winding from the top of Skye Peak all the way down to the Skyeship base!

For intermediates

With blue trails running everywhere, intermediates are quite spoilt for choice at Killington. Snowdon Mountain has quite a few good intermediate runs while Skyelark to High Road and onto Bittersweet is our top run! Our ultimate ski area for intermediates though is at Pico Mountain. There are less crowds, longer trails and the terrain is more suitable for intermediates.

For experts

Advanced and Experts won't have any problems finding fun and challenging runs here! Head up to Killington Peak and the top of K-1 Express for some of the best expert terrain including steep bowl which has trees. Our favorite trails though include The Jug, Jug Handle and Breakway. These black diamonds see less traffic as it's in a relatively secluded section of the mountain, plus the snow here is better!

Find freshies

As the saying in the East goes "The goods are in the woods". Freshies are usually found in glades such as Big Dipper and Julio where the wind blows the powder into the trees. Glades are usually rated for advanced and experts so they don't get tracked out as quickly, plus the snow usually stays fresh even days after a storm.

Ditch the crowds

Unless it's very early or very late it's best to avoid the long lift queues at the K-1 Express and the Ramshead Express Quad on busy weekends. Instead of the K-1 Express, take the Snowdon Triple, ski down Killink and then hop aboard the North Ridge Triple, It'll get you close to the slopes off K-1 Express.

Non skiers

The Beast of the East is well known for its fantastic skiing but other than that, non-skiers might find themselves quite bored here. Besides the few winter activities here (snowshoeing, tubing, snowmobiling etc), there isn't much for non-skiers to do at Killington.


The beginner terrain at the connected Snowshed and Ramshead base areas are the best spots for families. Ramshead is also the base for ski lessons and child care. There are also fun winter activities for the whole family to enjoy such as tubing and riding the Beast Mountain Coaster.

Killington Resort vs
Killington ResortJay Peak
beginner28 %20 %
intermediate33 %40 %
advanced24 %40 %
expert15 %-
total runs155 78
ski area1,509ac 385ac
summit elevation4,241ft 3,968ft
total lifts21 9
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$115 $64
back country
value for money
average total snowfall88″ 226″
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Killington Resort Reviews

Very Good 4.2 / 5
based on 55 reviews

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Very Good!4 / 5Feb 20, 2011
Best snow on the east coast. Best terrain on the east coast. Great restaurants, bars & clubs. I can ride for 7 days in a row and not tire of the runs.
Very Good!4 / 5Sep 28, 2010
30 minutes longer ride than to Stratton but for a great area with diverse terrain and trails
Very Good!4 / 5Jun 09, 2010
$349 for a bronze pass, 3 1/2 hours from home, great deals on trailside condo, long season (I got 32 ski days in this year!)
Very Good!4 / 5Jan 21, 2010
Killington has a wide variety of slopes maintained in great condition over five peaks that I first skied in 1968.
Average!3 / 5Dec 10, 2009
great moutain, only if I don't bring the kids. Kids terrain is very poor and there are way too many a-holes that ski there.
Superb!5 / 5Jul 27, 2009
They offered a great package, they are far north so snow was not a problem, their service was outstanding.
Superb!5 / 5May 08, 2009
This is the closest and most complete resort that I have been too within reasonable travel time from NYC.
Superb!5 / 5Feb 14, 2009
Killington is a pretty good "shot" of having a good amount of snow during the winter months. It's a great place to ski with the amount of runs.
Superb!5 / 5Aug 22, 2008
It's convenient for me to get to this resort and the conditions are always athe best in new england.
Superb!5 / 5Aug 15, 2008
Great sking conditions early and late season. All trails for all levels. Great night life, and easy to get to.

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