Resort Guide 2018: Killington

Killington Resort is a four season destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont's Green Mountains. Commonly known as the Beast of the East, the resort boasts 92 miles of diverse terrain spread across six peaks including Pico Mountain, served by the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in Eastern North America. The seemingly infinite après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 55 years. One thing you can always count on from October to May, Killington offers the longest season in the east. Closing day for the 2016-2017 winter season was June 1st.

Location: Killington, VT
Vertical Drop: 3,050'
Annual Snowfall: 250"
Most popular run: The Stash Terrain Park
Ride-able Acres: 1,977
Number of Lifts: 28
Number of Trails: 212
Nearest Airport: Rutland Regional Airport
Ticket Price: $115, but you'd be a fool to pay that at the window. Up to 40% off tickets at
Aprés: JAX Food & Games, Sushi Yoshi, Baja Burrito
Hotels/Lodging: Killington Grand Resort Hotel
Most popular event(s): Loaded Turkey Rail Jam – November, Rails 2 Riches – December, Slash & Berm Banked Slalom – March
Special season pass offers or discounted lift tickets: 4.0 College Pass for Unlimited Access at $369
Early season 2-for-1 available at

For the upcoming winter season, be sure to mark your calendars for some of the east coast's staple events happening at Killington. From the season's first on mountain jam at Loaded Turkey, to the largest and most lucrative east coast event Rails 2 Riches, and the Slash and Berm, a benefit banked slalom through The Stash terrain park, there are highlight events all winter long. Killington is also opening a connecting trail from The Stash to Dream Maker terrain park. Picture a top-to-bottom run on Bear Mountain, offering more than 65 naturally wooded features through The Stash, leading into Dream Maker with a full rail garden and Killington's largest jump line, ending at the half pipe. And, with winter always on the mind, Killington's commitment to the environment continues to move forward. Nine new solar energy harnessing arrays, while not meant for jibbing, will contribute to the clean energy effort at Killington.


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This feature originally appeared in the October Issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding; subscribe here.