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Where to Go
Killington Road is the best way to enter and exit the Resort as you will pass many area
businesses before reaching a hub of base lodges. Snowshed Base Lodge is your stop for
beginner’s learning area in the winter and the Adventure Center in the summer. Ramshead has
terrain parks and daycare in the winter and serves mountain biking trails in the summer. The K1
base lodge- which is the last lodge on the road- has the K1 gondola which services the mountain
biking and skiing and has access to the Peak Lodge. For more information on Killington Resort
and the lodges, click here.
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.
The K1 Gondola offers access to the wonderful Peak Lodge and amazing views of the
surrounding Green Mountains. Being Vermont’s second highest peak at 4241’, the Scenic
Gondola Rides deliver breathtaking views, especially on a bluebird day. Check the Killington
Conditions page to see the times and status of trails and lifts.
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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