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Killington Ski Resort
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Killington Ski Resort
Description - Killington's seven peaks are big, (the highest lift serviced skiing in New England, and greatest vertical in the East at 3,150 feet) but they aren't just for the experts in your crowd. Sure they've got 200 trails that include knee-buckling bump runs, and breath-grabbing steeps and cruisers, like favorites Downdraft, Ovation, and of course, Outer Limits, the steepest mogul slope in New England. Killington also offers beginner and intermediate routes down from each of the resort peaks, (that incidentally offer up views of 5 states including Canada!). The 6.6 mile Juggernaut trail is the longest in the East, accommodating every single member of the family. It all shakes down to just under 90 miles of the greatest slope and trail diversity in the East and the greatest adventure on skis.

Snowmaking covers almost 70% of the terrain, that's over 60 miles, but the mountains also hold other wild surprises. Actually they're called the Wild Thing and Fusion Zone Trails, and they leave 'em alone-no snowmaking, no grooming, just you and the mountain, and they've got one or the other on just about every one of their seven peaks.

Snowboarders enjoy the mountains every bit as much as skiers. With the longest terrain park (for skiers and snowboarders) in the East on Timberline over at Rams Head, and 2 half-pipes -- a learner and a World Class job with 12 foot walls.

To feel the classic old world charm of Vermont, be sure to include Pico Mountain at Killington. Stone hearth fireplaces, cozy sitting areas, trails that all lead to a common base area, and some of the best views in the entire state, can be yours by turning off Route 4 into the Pico Base Area.

The Killington region offers a choice of over 18,000 beds from the Killington Grand Resort Hotel to rustic B&B's and more than 100 restaurants and nightspots.

Recreation - Killington's 26 vehicle Stealth Grooming Fleet grooms 50-80% of open terrain on a nightly basis. They also have numerous trails that are left bumped up for the mogul enthusiasts, and offer 2 Wild Thing trails which are left ungroomed with natural snow conditions and 3 Fusion Zones with ultimate tree skiing for all abilitiesÅ Squeeze Play for beginner tree skiers and riders, Low Rider for intermediates and Julio for experts.

Killington offers 32 ways to get you up the mountain including the K-1 Express Gondola (a mere 6 minutes to the most skiing and riding in the East, and one of the highest skiable summits in the East), and the Skyeship Gondola, the longest continuous Gondola in the East, at 12,997 feet. They've also got 6 high-speed express quads that whisk you to the top of 6 different mountain areas. For details call: 802-422-6200

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures average between 16 and 18 degrees Fahrenheit (between -9 and -8 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average between 68 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 and 21 Celsius). Much of the state's precipitation is the result of snow, particularly throughout the mountains. The Heart of Vermont Travel Region has diverse precipitation totals ranging from 40 to 44 inches (102 and 112 centimeters) in the center area of the region decreasing to less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the state lines of New York and New Hampshire.

Location - Killington, Vermont is 11 miles east of Rutland and 19 miles west of Woodstock located along US 4. The Killington Resort is 250 miles from New York City and 190 miles from Montreal.

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Killington Resort, 4763 Killington Road , Killington, VT, 05751, Phone: 802-422-6200, Fax: 800-422-6788

Additional Information:
Central Vermont - Central Vermont is characterized by beautiful rolling green mountains, crystal clear lakes and rushing streams. Historical sites, museums, ski resorts, challenging multi-use trails, golf courses and more may be found in this picturesque New England region.
Coolidge State Forest - Coolidge State Forest is named for the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933). Surrounding Coolidge's birthplace, this State Forest offers 18,511 acres for a variety of outdoor recreations.
Vermont Ski Resorts - Vermont offers at least 20 ski resorts throughout its natural beauty and pastoral landscape. Vermont's greatest natural resource, the Green Mountains, is one of the most popular ski destinations. However, each travel region hosts one of the major full-service resorts with a smattering of smaller lodges found throughout each region as well.


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