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KILLINGTON’S MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK OFFERS 45 MILES OF SWEET NEW ENGLAND TERRAIN

04/15/2009

From Killington Resort to Rutland, Pittsfield and points in between, Killington Region offers hundreds of miles of mountain bike trails

KILLINGTON, Vt. – The Green Mountains of Vermont have been described as a mountain bike rider’s dream, and the Killington Region provides hundreds of miles of trails and backcountry roads allowing riders of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience a variety of terrain and riding options.

From classic cross country trails to challenge downhill and freeride trails, Killington Resort’s Kona “Groove Approved” Mountain Bike Park - offering 45 miles of exhilarating and challenging singletrack, doubletrack and dirt roads spread across five mountain areas - is regarded as the crown jewel of mountain biking terrain in Central Vermont.

With lift-served access via the K-1 Gondola, Killington Resort’s trail system and services bring together all the components necessary in one convenient venue. Downhillers and freeriders can enjoy a 1,700 vertical drop off Killington Peak with access to more than 30 trails on both the North Side and South Side trail systems. Killington’s lower-mountain cross country trails offers riders an opportunity to loop around the resort through open meadows, ski trails and tight forested singletrack.

New trails and recently enhanced trails provide the challenge that “Big Bike” downhill rider’s desire off Killington Peak. Plus, Killington also offers a Skills Park just above the K-1 Lodge featuring skinnies, a teeter totter, berms, rock drops and whoop de dos and many other features that riders will encounter throughout the resort’s trail system.

As a Kona "Groove Approved" Mountain Bike Park, Killington offers a full rental fleet of Kona trail, freeride and downhill bikes, including the Kona Coiler, Kona Dawg and the Kona Stinky. Mountain bike and equipment rental is available in Killington’s rental and repair shop located in the K-1 Lodge, adjacent to the K-1 Gondola. Access on the K-1 Gondola with a mountain bike is weather permitting.

In addition to Killington’s Kona “Groove Approved” Mountain Bike Park, Rutland’s Pine Hill Park features 16 miles of rolling singletrack, highlighted by a series of bridges – including a 100-foot long suspension bridge. Pine Hill Park is just a short 25-minute drive west from Killington Resort. To the north up Route 100, the town of Pittsfield features and expansive trail network, including the Contest and Hayes Brooks trails.

Killington Resort’s Kona “Groove Approved” mountain Bike Park is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the following days:
• June 27th through September 7th (Daily)
• September 12th through September 27th (Saturday and Sunday only)
• September 28th through October 12th (Daily)
Killington trails are closed for mountain biking at all other times during which biking services, including rescue and first aid, are not available.

Fees and Information:
Mountain Bike Park and K-1 Gondola Full-day access: Adults $44; Junior/Senior $39. Half day and two-hour passes are also available.
Mountain Bike Rentals: Adults $50; Junior/Senior $30. Half day and two-hour rentals are also available.
Mountain Bike Season Passes: Individual $149.

Mountain Bike & Summer Getaways
Enjoy lodging packages that include everything from a thrilling Alpine Slide ride, guided horseback adventure or a leisurely stroll off the summit of Killington Peak, to hiking and mountain biking on a network of more than 45 miles of lift-serviced trails at Killington Resort from $58 per person / per night. Rates are based on maximum occupancy. For more information, visit www.killington.com or call 1-800-621-MTNS.

About Killington Resort
The largest winter and summer resort in eastern North America, Killington summers offer lift-served hiking and mountain biking, a championships 18-hole golf course and the Pico Mountain Adventure Center with guided horseback trips, Alpine Slides, mini golf and more. Killington winters offer the most diverse ski and snowboard terrain in the east, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world and numerous off-mountain activities, including après, dining, shopping and lodging options. www.Killington.com

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