by: iLiveToRide17 - 3rd January 2008

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  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 5Nightlife
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Value

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I went to Killington for the first time on New Years Eve and New Years Day where they received about 18 inches of snow in the course of those two days. One word to describe it is "amazing." There is such an incredible variety of trails and terrain that makes you feel like you're skiing out west (though I'm a snowboarder). With the snow falling and ridiculous amounts of powder, it was like being in heaven and truly felt like a Colorado experience. The only negative things against Killington are first and foremost is that the grooming is horrible. Even on a day where it was snowing, there were spots of a trail with tons of power and spots that were pure ice, or in other instances entire portions of trails were all ice, while others were full of powder. Next, the mountain can be too confusing to find your way around, especially for newcomers when i found myself spending half my time studying the trail maps to figure out where i was and where i wanted to go. Other than that, it was pretty good, though i probably won't be hurrying back there anytime soon. I recommend Stratton or Okemo, though they are a little more expensive it's definitely worth it. And by the way, Killington is an amazing party town with many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs no more than a mile or 2 from the mountain, so if you want to party and have fun off the mountain, Killington is definitely the place to be.
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