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Any time is the best time! Here in Vermont, we aren’t just about snow: we recognize four
distinct seasons (with a few extra in between) and we rely heavily on the weather. Typically,
Killington opens for skiing in early November but is limited to more advanced skiing and riding.
When the season picks up more in December and January, more trails on the mountain are
opened and as we are gifted with some winter storms. February and March are when Killington
is hit with a lot of winter blizzards, allowing for some amazing powder days. Being that
Killington has the longest season in the East, we can usually keep skiing all the way to June.
April to May is considered our mud season- the snow melt and spring rain cause trails to become
very muddy. During this time, hiking and biking is closed to avoid deep ruts and serious damage
to trails. Memorial Day is when summer activities kickoff with biking, hiking and climbing.
Paddling and swimming begin once the water reaches appropriate weather. The end of
September to Mid-October brings fall foliage, washing the Killington Area in a flood of colors.
Late October and early November-after the leaves have all fallen- is known as “stick season.”
This is when everyone waits patiently for the snow to arrive and for the season to start again.
While the skiing/riding in Killington is superb, there is a plethora of things to do after
you’re done hitting the slopes or if you want to take it easy during your stay. There is plenty of
shopping in and around Killington such as at the Greenbrier Gift Shop or at the Killington Sports
Store. The Scenic Gondola rides and Beast Mount Coaster are still available during the winter.
Relaxing at one of Killington’s excellent spas- Spa at the Woods, Pyramid Holistic, Spa at the
Grand- are also a great apres-ski activity. Indoor swimming and a sauna are available at the Pico
Sports Center as well.
If you’re looking for some places to swim in the summer The Town of Killington pool is
a perfect spot in the summer. On rainy days or in the winter, the pool at the Pico Fitness Center
is a great indoor option. Both locations offer reasonable day rates. If you prefer swimming
outside, Echo Lake is a lovely spot. Echo Lake is only a short 30-minute drive away.
Thundering Brook Falls is a short and easy hike that is perfect for small children. If
you’re looking for something more challenging, then Deer Leap is certainly the place to go. Deer
Leap offers amazing views of the Rutland Valley- especially at sunrise or sunset. A decent pair
of hiking boots/shoes is certainly recommended as this is a steep and moderately difficult hike.
For more information on hikes around the Killington Area, stop into the Killington Welcome
Center during normal operating hours.
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