Killington Resort Is New England's Finest Mega Ski Mountain
New England has hundreds of ski areas ranging from small mom and pop mountains with a single lift to huge mega resorts like Killington where you'll find not just some of the finest ski runs in the region but tons of other winter activities. Since Killington ski resorts in Vermont have long been touted as the best places to ski on the east coast of the United States. There are a large variety of trails ranging in skill from beginner to expert. They have a double black diamond trail for experienced skiers and one trail is over six miles long for those desiring another type of challenge.
It boasts a combined seven peaks, 212 trails and 28 lifts and is generally open from October to May. They were one of the first ski resort areas to install and utilize snow making equipment to ensure great ski conditions for the entire season. In 2013, the resort opened a new Peak Lodge which is also Vermont's highest elevation structure, sitting at 4,241 feet. The lodge, serves to keep skiers and riders warm in the winter and also as a place for hikers and bikers to re-hydrate and relax with one of the best views of the surrounding terrain during the summer.
In addition to skiing and snowboarding trails, Killington also features the Dream Maker Park, home to 20 features including Killington's largest jumps. The resort features six terrain parks with a total of 148 features to keep you busy honing your skills and challenging your abilities.
One of the challenges of skiing in New England is that snowfall can be irregular - even though cold weather often isn't. Thankfully, Killington boasts one of the top snowmaking teams and features some of the best groomed trails in the region. In addition to the 250 natural inches of snow each winter, their snowmaking infrastructure can deliver 10 million gallons of water per day - enough to cover 60 acres of terrain with up to 12 inches of fresh snow every 24 hours. Additionally, as the only New England ski resort with two gondolas, 19 other lifts, and 1,509 ski-able acres there might be plenty of people but you'll be able to still cut your own lines. When you combine Killington with it's sister property (included in your lift ticket or season pass) Pico Mountain that number increases to nearly 2,000 skiable acres across 92 trails!
Killington is located in Rutland County in central Vermont about 250 miles north of New York City. It's approximately 190 miles from Montreal and 160 miles from Boston. Its proximity to major airports make it an easy destination from anywhere.
- Written by James Hills
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