Losing it's Edge

by: TRWstock - Jul 21, 2009

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 2
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 4

    Pros: Diverse Terrain, Nightlife

    Cons: Crowds (on lifts and runs); over-groomed, short runs

    Recommended For: Singles

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2008

Full review

I have skiied at Killington for 5 years between the winters of 2003 and 2008 and always thought the mountain was amazing.. that was until I started visiting other mountains in Vermont! Don't get me wrong, this place does have some great characteristics, and when the conditions are good - this mountain can be loads of fun, but to be terribly honest... this place really just lost it's edge and needs a face-lift. Perhaps my image of this place is marred by the type of people this resort attracts (essentially groups and crowds that don't always know how to show respect on and off the mountain); in the end, i don't see any need to go back. Most weekend days are crowded, the runs are fairly short (despite it's large vertical drop number - that is only experienced doing down to the bottom of the Skyeship, a long fairly uneventful run that is closed on weekdays), expert runs are often groomed so its sometimes hard to find good bump runs, the mountain seems to skimp on snowmaking past the holidays, and the list goes on. I will say - the nightlife in the area cannot be beat and apres is diverse and fun - but in the end, it's really only fun to celebrate and drink after a great day on the mountain.. and here -after a while there isn't too much to cheer about. Those of you who go to Killington every year, or have been part of a "share" house annually - give another VT mountain a try (hint go further north) - you will be pleasantly surprised that this place really isn't the "beast of the east"