Ski holidays Killington

Killington Ski Resort Guide

Why Ski in Killington?

Situated on Americas East Coast, Killington is the largest ski resort in this region boasting seven peaks and 200 runs. The resort attracts many weekend visitors from the likes of New York and Boston and its no wonder as the snow fall is an average of over 245 inches per year and they have great snowmaking facilities if Mother Nature needs a helping hand. Weekends are thus rather busy here with queues at the base now and then, however the slopes are much quieter mid week.

The town of Killington doesn’t really have a main centre so a car is a really good idea here. Most accommodation is spread along its approach road which also has a free shuttle to and from the slopes throughout the day.

Killington base area has lifts going up to three main peaks and from here on you can reach a huge variety of runs for all levels of skier or boarder.

There’s another peak at ‘Pico’ which is included on the lift pass and again is reached via car or shuttle.

Ski Line has a selection of hotels and condos in Killington to suit all pockets.

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Killington Piste Map
Nearest airport
Distance
Boston Logan International
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Pistes

  • Total Runs
    126
  • Black
    46
  • Red
    43
  • Blue
    37

Altitudes

  • Resort Altitude
    670m
  • Highest Piste
    1285m

Expert Ratings

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Snowboarding

Beginners skiing in Killington

Beginners will be very happy on Killington’s slopes; the snowshed base home slope is a vast nursery slope. Once the basics have been mastered there are plenty of green runs to hone your skills on all over the mountain which often run fright from top to bottom. The facilities for children are great at Ramshead, which has a family centre.

Intermediates skiing in Killington

This resort is perfect for intermediates as Blue runs criss cross the mountains and are well groomed with great snow making facilities if required. The Needles eye and south ridge are the main areas to head to. TheJaggernaught run is Killington’s longest intermediate run and guaranteed to get the heart racing and the muscles pumping.

Advanced skiing in Killington

Head for Bear Peak where you will fund the steepest double diamond runs, although expert runs can be sniffed out all over the mountain.

Snowboarding in Killington

Killington has an abundance of rideable terrain for snowboarders. They have pipes and terrain parks, which can mainly be found on Bear Mountain and Ramshead.

Après ski in Killington

The après ski in ski resort Killington is lively, especially on the weekends. The upmarket crowds can be found having fun at Wobbly Barn which is famed for its live music, The Grand resort (4 star) Hotel has a great après ski scene too. For food the Santa Fe Steakhouse has been recommended for good steaks and seafood, although there are plenty of different restaurants along the strip.

Activities off the slopes in Killington

Apart from meeting your friends up on the mountains only restaurant on the weekends or holidays only – there’s not much to do off the slopes. Hopefully you’ll book into one of the many hotels with a pool or spa facilities. Killington Grand resort hotel has a health club that’s been recently refurbished and boasts a gym, hot tubs, sauna steam room and large outdoor pool. You could also take a trip out to shop at the Rutland and Woodstock Factory-outlet shopping facility.