Huge, fun, but sometimes confusing mountain

by: Ontheslopes - Sep 15, 2008

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: Great Variety, lots of choices from each lift, for all abilities

    Cons: Huge trudge at K1 lodge, some trail rating fix-ups needed

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Dec 1, 2006

Full review

I like killington. There are better mountains like Okemo and Sunday River, but this is still good! There is lots of terrain variety. Each lift gives you a good amount of trail choices. The problem is, it can be tricky to navigate and route to base lodge signs are not as visible as they should be. The trudge at K1 lodge from the Superstar Express to Lower Great Northern is a pain. I mean a pain, please listen to me. Also some trails need to be rated more sensibly. These situations include:

Skyelark. Upper section is blue, lower is black. This should be switched around.
Lower Pipe Dream should be a black.
All of great bear should be black.
Vagabond should easily be a black. It is a blue. This is ridiculous.
All of Bittersweet should be black.
Caper should be blue or labeled as an advanced green.

They should have double green or double blue, then that would solve a lot of these problems.
Overall, Killington is a fun mountain. Don't miss it!