Northeast of Schenectady and east of Rutland, the Killington Resort ski area has big mountain snowboarding spread over 7 mountains and it is well-known as a rowdy party resort. It has 212 runs spread over 1,975 acres that are accessed by 22 lifts with a maximum vertical of 3,050 feet. The runs range in difficulty from 30% beginner to 30% intermediate to 40% difficult. On powder days, make sure to head up Killington Peak and drop into Anarchy Woods. For other glades, try heading up the Bear Mountain lift and drop into Devils Den. The best Killington snowboarding can be found during the months of January and February.
For the freestyle snowboarders in your crew, Killington has five terrain parks with over 100 features along with two halfpipes. The main Stash Park offers 66 handcrafted natural terrain features to session.
For apres ski, check out the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar, Caseys Caboose or Baja Burritos (locals fav). For nightlife, try Night Spot, Wobbly Barn, Pickle Barrell, Moguls Pub, or further afield, Cass Pub in Rutland and The Dog in Castleton.
Killington Resort is located in central Vermont at the junction of US4 and SR100 North in Killington, 11 miles east of Rutland. From the Killington sign on Route 4 (across from Bills Country Store), head 3.6 miles up the Killington Road to Snowshed Base Area on left. The nearest airport is located in Burlington. Note: Killington is usually one of the first resorts in New England to open each season.
Overall, Killington Resort is the 1st most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 12 snowboarding resorts in Vermont.
Local Contacts: Killington Ski Resort (802) 773-1330; Vermont Tourism (800) VERMONT; Evolution Freeride Shop.
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Hawk Inn (800) 685-4295; Edelweiss Motel; Turn of River Lodge (800) 782-9867
Luxury Loding: Killington Grand (802) 422-6888; Kedron Valley Inn, South Woodstock (800) 836-1193; Jackson House Inn (802) 457-2065
Breakfast Restaurant: Sun Up Bakery; Ppeppers; Liquid Art Coffee
Reference Source: click here https://www.killington.com/
GPS: 43.614557, -72.756405
Date Published: 1/4/2016
Date Updated: 12/1/2019
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