Quality of snow, terrain challenge, apres ski...
lack of ski in/ski out... glades...
I used to avoid Killington as the prices, crowds and quality of snow did not live up to the hype. Revisiting Killington this Thanksgiving made me re-think my opinion. Ok, the prices are still above average but the improvements the new owners have made in the past three years are right on the money.
First and foremost, coming from the West they used to think it was OK to wait for snow but now they're doing it right early season with some phenomenal snowmaking. The trails they had open for Thanksgivng were great in terms of variety and challenge... OK, no double blacks but that would be asking a bit much. Nice work!
Apres ski, the village, or strip is a better term, offers more variety and quality than just about any NE resort. You want it, they got it... from the happy hour crowds at the Wobbly Barn to the kids... try The Onion.
I was impressed and will put Killington back on my regular rotation.