- Overall Rating 1
- Family Friendly 1
- All-Mtn. Terrain 2
- Terrain Park 1
- Nightlife 2
Pros: Decent spring skiing
Cons: Crowds, ice, lift lines, poor service, slow lifts, expensive
Recommended For: Singles
Date Visited: Jan 1, 2011
I've skied Killington dozens of times and I've tried to like it, year after year. But I can't find anything I really like about it. I actually hate it. Its by far the worst skiing experience in the country. Why?
-Crowds. Killington is always crowded. Weekends, weekdays, early season, late season - the trails are dangerously crowded and the lift lines are painfully long all the time.
-Price. It's horribly overpriced. Lift tickets, food, beer all ridiculously priced. Its one thing to have high prices and nice amenities but Killington is expensive and the lodges are trash, the food sucks and the lifts are slow.
-Service. I was taken out by a snowboarder in front of a Killington patroller and he did nothing. A Killington ambassador almost plowed into someone I was with due to blatant reckless skiing and he skied off without an apology. The bars have terrible service. I've never had a positive experience with any staff member.
-The skiing is awful. The trails are always icey and skied off. If it does snow, its skied off by 10 AM by every idiot from New York and New Jersey. Most trails are boring and over crowded. Any challenging trails are rarely open and if the are, they're icey and treacherous.
-There's no sidecountry/backcountry. There's no way to escape the crowds. The East's best resorts at least offer side country terrain to duck into the avoid people and find fresh snow. Killington is all inbounds crap.
If you're venturing to VT for a ski trip, do yourself a favor, drive right past Killington and go a little further to Sugarbush, Stowe or even Jay Peak. Its snows a lot more there, the crowds are reasonable, the skiing is so much better and you'll actually see how good VT skiing can get.