Logo   Killington Ski Resort, Vermont
One of the best-managed ski areas, with good snow-making, variety of trails, ski school, lots of parking, quick food service or a nice restaurant, several bars, and a long ski season.



Killington Ski Resort, 15 miles (24 km) east of Rutland VT (map), is big!

From the summit of Killington Peak (4241 feet, 1293 meters), the vertical drop is over 3050 feet (957 meters)—the longest among New England ski resorts. Six other peaks—Skye, Ramshead, Snowdon, Bear Mountain, Sunrise Mountain and Pico Mountain—add to the fun. (Bear Mountain and Ranshead have terrain parks and halfpipes.)

There are 212 ski trails (92 miles/148 km), 250 inches (635 cm) of natural snow annually, and 1850 snow guns to generate more snow if nature disappoints.

To get you up the mountain there are 11 quad lifts (seven of them high-speed express), five triple lifts, three double lifts, seven surface lifts including three Magic Carpets, and three high-speed, heated express gondolas, all with a total capacity of more than 52,000 skiers per hour.

If that sounds like a mob scene, I must admit that it does get crowded, but also that it's a big mountain, well managed, and there does seem to be room for everyone.

Dozens of hotels and inns are available for lodging. More...

If you don't choose a ski package plan which includes room, meals, and lift tickets, Killington Resort has various packages just for the slopes, including special rates on lifts for two to seven days, or plans with which you get lifts and lessons for two to seven days at reduced rates, or all three—lifts, lessons, and equipment rentals—for one price.

At nearby Pico Mountain (pronounced "pie-ko"), the emphasis is on family skiing fun, with a 1967-foot vertical drop, 50 ski trails, and a variety of lifts. More...

Here's info on transportation to major ski resorts.

Killington Ski Resort
Tel 800-734-9435, 802-422-6200
4763 Killington Road
Killington VT 05751

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Ramshead, Killington VT

Ramshead, one of several
base lodges at Killington.



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