Three guys walk into an Umbrella Bar. The first orders a Long Trail Ale, and the bartender checks his ID and hands him a cup. The second guy orders jerk chicken and the bartender points to the grill outside. The third guy orders a roller coaster. The bartender says he doesn’t know that drink, then chuckles and says “you’re in the wrong place – head to Snowshed.”

The Beast has been telling you that this summer was going to have a new level of energy, and the next few weeks are proof positive.

Don’t miss any of the action coming up this summer in Killington.

1. Beast Mountain Coaster


Nearly a mile of shiny, silver track, thirty-five bright blue “smart carts,” and one incredible alpine experience - the Beast Mountain Coaster is scheduled to begin thrilling riders during its debut on Saturday, July 25. Learn more.

2. Cooler in the Mountains

With a new stage on Snowshed Slope, the Adventure Center will be rocking with incredible tunes on Saturdays through September, thanks in part to our friends at Long Trail.


July 25 : Bim Skala Bim

OFF WEEK: Vermont JerkFest at K-1 Base Area (ticketed event ft. Third World)

August 8 : Donovan Frankenreiter

August 15 : John King

August 22 : Entrain

August 29 : Live at the Filmore

September 5 : Santa Mamba


3. Biggest Loser Runwalk 5k & Half Marathon

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A fun race with a twist – a scenic lift ride in the middle of the route! Online registration closes tonight at midnight CDT, so hurry – registration will only be available on Saturday morning before the race if spots remain!


4. First Annual Vermont JerkFest

In need of a tropical vacation? Jamaica comes to Killington for this two-part event, with cool drinks, hot tunes and lots of spicy food. Let’s get irie!

Friday, July 31 : Rum & Brew Tasting 7:00 – 10:00 pm (21+ only)

Saturday, August 1 : JerkFest Food and Reggae Festival 12:00 – 7:00 pm


5. Race to the Peak 

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A 5k race like you’ve never run before, from Snowshed Lodge to the Peak Lodge. Climb Vermont’s second tallest mountain as fast as you can, then ride the K-1 Gondola down to the base area for a post-race party at the Cooler in the Mountains concert.


Check out the full schedule of summer and fall events here.

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