Killington in USA Resort Guide
Accomodation & Après Ski
Another resort which claims the title of the world's most extensive snowmaking facility, but in truth among Killington's extensive complement of superlatives their snowmaking operation is huge. It is also set on the East's biggest mountain, with the East's biggest vertical drop, longest runs, and biggest grooming fleet. Certainly the whole mountain area is well covered with snowmaking, but the East's biggest ski area needs it. Skiing and boarding terrain is plentiful and varied but the weather is nowhere near as reliable as Colorado or California, either in terms of overhead or snowfall. Killington's skiing and boarding is spread out over six different mountains, and the accommodation, entertainment and retail facilities are just as spread out. The shuttle bus service around the resort is essential, even to get from some lodging centres and village hubs. A car might be considered a worthwhile asset. The nightlife is vibrant and varied. Killington has built a reputation for being as much fun off the slopes as it is on. The Snowshed slopeside building complex and its Killington Grand Hotel are probably the closest there is to a village centre, but the elongated ribbon development makes for a very widespread layout. There are plentiful lodges, inns, condos and apartment to stay in, and the Likkington prides itself in its very competitive all inclusive deals. Killington has a great choice of eating and entertainment options, which starts typically with late afternoon drinks through the full range of eating options, to late night clubs annd bars. For the families there are cinemas, leisure centres, bowling alleys, skating rinks.
Usual dichotomy prevails with a well spread resort such as this - choose more expensive accomodation nearer the slopes or near the main facilities or save a bit and rely on the transport network For upmarket types the four star Inn of the Six Mountains is luxurious, self contained and offers ready access to the nightlife and is just one mile from the Snowshed base lodge, and has a shuttle bus from the door. Otherwise the 6 miles of Killington Road are lined with hotels, restaurants, condos, apartments, ski shops and nightclubs. Killington village offers a good cmpromise with a little bit of everything. The choice for eating out is enormous and will cover everything from free chicken wings to lure vicitors from the slopes at 3pm to full sit down fayre at the highly regarded Hemingway's, The Summit, Jason's, The Cortina, or the Vermont Inn.
|RESORT HEIGHT||670||VERTICAL DESCENT||970||OPENS||Oct - June|
|TOP STATION||1293||DRAG LIFTS||9||EXPERT RATING||7|
|BOTTOM STATION||323||CHAIR LIFTS||20||INTERMEDIATE RATING||8|
Lift Pass Prices From
- Adult One Day Pass : 59 USD
- Adult Six Day Pass : 300 USD
- Child One Day Pass : 37 USD
- Child Six Day Pass : 186 USD