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  • 4241ft
  • 3050ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 1165ft


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  • Longest Run

    6 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    1515 ac

  • Snow Making

    600 ac


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Nicknamed the Beast for its 1,509 skiable acres and expansive network of distinct base areas, Killington Ski Resort is heralded as one of the East Coast’s best ski destinations. So, exactly how big is Killington? Killington Peak summit sits at 4,241 feet with a base elevation of 1,165 feet. The mountain is home to an extensive trail system that spans six mountains, plus sister resort, Pico Mountain, that's just a 5-mile shuttle ride away. 

Killington's terrain is extremely diverse, ranging from gentle groomers and learning areas to steep mogul runs and gladed trails as well as some of the best terrain parks in the Northeast. Non-skiing guests can also enjoy a wide variety of winter adventures, including snowmobile tours, the Beast Coaster, bike rentals, scenic gondola rides, sleigh rides, snowshoe tours and a tubing park. 


Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/03/201905/24/2020
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Located in the heart of the Green Mountains, Killington Resort is situated across six mountains and features 155 trails all served by 21 lifts. "The Beast of the East" benefits from a 4,241-foot peak elevation, an impressive 600-acre snowmaking system as well as over 250 inches of average annual snowfall. Vertical drop is 3,050 feet. It is the largest ski resort in the Eastern U.S. Killington's terrain is diverse, but it includes trails for beginners to the experts. Beginners will find gentle groomers and learning areas. While experts and advanced skiers and snowboarders have steep mogul runs, gladed trails and terrain parks to explore. There are five snowboard and alpine park areas, including one of the largest half-pipes on the East Coast at Bear Mountain. For beginners, the Accelerated Learning Area is specifically designed for first-time skiers while advanced skiers can take advantage of Outer Limits, which is a double-black mogul trail. Killington Ski Resort summer activities include golfing, mountain biking, bike camps, hiking and gondola rides to the top.

Where Is Killington Resort Located?

Killington Ski Resort is a premier resort located in southern Vermont within the Green Mountains and is accessible by bus and train from New York City. Transportation from Boston and Rutland are also available. If you’re flying to Killington Ski Resort, there are many nearby airports, including Albany, Hartford, Burlington, Boston, Manchester and Rutland. There is hourly bus service between Rutland, VT, and the resort. Amtrak also provides daily service between New York City and Rutland.

Each of Killington's five distinct base areas serves up a unique personality and access to different terrain. Not sure where you parked? No problem! Base area lodges are color-coded and correspond to the lift and parking lot. Your lift ticket tie even matches the lodge where you started the day. Once the ski legs are beat, Killington Village is home to a wide selection of restaurants, bars and lodging options, along with some great nightlife and après possibilities. Many hotels near Killington Ski Resort like The Killington Grand Hotel offers on-site activities, including a lounge by a firepit and different on-site restaurants. The ski resort is also host to multiple activities other than skiing and snowboarding, including snow tubing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides. If you’re curious as to when Killington resort opens, it is typically one of the first – if not the first – ski area to open in the winter, and its season usually runs from October to March.

Best Breakfast in Town

  • Back Country Cafe is a great spot to grab a hearty breakfast on the way to the slopes. Featuring a wide variety of pancakes, waffles and omelets, you won’t be disappointed. Check out their Facebook page for daily specials. 923 Killington Rd, Killington, VT
  • If you like your breakfast in a gallery, then you must stop by Liquid Art Coffeehouse & Eatery. Besides the delightful artwork, you can great a tasty beverage and a breakfast sandwich. 37 Miller Brook Rd, Killington, VT 05751


  • If you’re already on the mountain, stop by Killington Peak Lodge, which offers farm-fresh food and daily specials. You can get everything from a vegetarian wrap to a rib-splitting burger. 4763 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751
  • If you’re like many people and love breakfast all day long, then Waffle Cabin is for you. Open until late afternoon, you can indulge in your sweet tooth. 4571 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751


  • The Garlic is an upscale Italian restaurant known for its martini and wine menu – the perfect place to unwind after a day on the slopes. 1724 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751
  • Casey’s Cabooseserves up lots of locally sourced foods, including burgers and cheese plates. It also has an impressive drink menu. 1930 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751

Killington Ski Resort Nightlife/Après

Killing Ski Resort bars, include the following:

  • The Lookout Tavernis a chill sports bar with hearty apps and mains, and a decent selection of wine, spirits and wine. 2190 Killington Road, Killington, VT, 05751
  • The Wobbly Barn has been open since 1973, and it is one of the best places to grab a steak – and then dance the night away in the dance club. 2229 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751

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Killington Resort Reviews

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23rd February 20203
Full of people and ice. First experience with a ski mountain on the east coast. Probably should have brought my ice skates...Full review
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8th February 20204
I had a great day on the mountain then the trouble started when I tried to get back to my hotel. My...Full review
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Contact Info

  • Killington Resort

    4763 Killington Road

    05751 Killington


    United States

    Phone: 802-422-6200



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