As the largest ski and snowboard resort in eastern North America, Killington Resort features some of the most diverse terrain and the largest lift network in the East. With a top elevation of 4,215 feet, Killington receives an average of 250 inches of snow each year. But if natural snow isn’t in the cards, Killington’s 1,400 snow guns cover more than 600 of the resort’s 1,000 acres of terrain, providing one of the most extensive snow-making systems in New England. So if tip-top snow conditions are high on your list, then a Killington ski vacation will definitely meet your needs. With 141 trails, 71 miles of terrain and a 3,050-foot vertical, Killington offers an assortment of terrain, including moguls, wide-open groomed cruisers, steeps and more than a dozen tree skiing areas.
When off the mountain, Killington visitors enjoy things like shopping, cross country skiing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog sledding and ice skating. As the day comes to an end, Killington starts to really heat up. It’s one of the best places in New England for après-ski, offering more than 100 restaurants and bars featuring lively evening entertainment and live music.
Killington is truly well-suited for every type of skier, making it a great destination for families or large groups. With nearly 40 percent of the terrain designated “expert,” aggressive skiers and boarders have their pick from some of the steepest stuff in the East, plus plenty of bump runs to choose from. Intermediates also have their pick of Killington’s expansive cruisers, with 33 percent of the terrain labeled blue. Boasting a 28 percent terrain majority, Killington’s beginner slopes have seen more people learn to ski than any other resort in the U.S.
Freestylers will be pleased with Bear Mountain’s terrain park offerings. The nationally renowned park provides freeskiers and riders with plenty of features for jibbing and jumping, including The Stash and the 430-foot-long superpipe with 18-foot walls.