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Snow You Can Count On

Snowmaking is what we do best and we take pride in offering our guests a quality snow surface every day of the season here at Killington Resort.

Facts and Figures

With the K-1 Lodge situated at 2,500 feet above sea level and Killington Peak reaching 4,241 feet, our elevation advantage equals more natural snow and optimal temperatures and conditions to produce our machine-made snow.

  • To compliment Mother Nature's average of 250 inches of natural snow each winter, our snowmaking system covers 600 of our skiable acres - that's more acres than some eastern resorts have in total skiable terrain.
  • Under ideal conditions, Killington's snowmaking system delivers 10 million gallons of water per day to more than 250 snow guns, covering 60 acres with 12 inches of fresh snow every 24 hours.
  • Our snowmaking system features 88 miles of pipe, 1,700 snow guns (including more than 500 Low Energy guns), and a virtually endless supply of water to produce machine-made snow.
  • Killington's 17 snowcats -- including three winch cats for grooming steeper slopes -- groom more than 40 miles of terrain on a nightly basis so we can offer our guests a consistent top-to-bottom surface every day of the season.

Killington's snowmaking capacity and grooming allow us to apply an enormous amount of resources to any extreme winter weather condition Mother Nature throws at us. What that means for you is a dependable and consistent snow surface every morning, despite what the weather conditions were the previous night.

Combine our abundant natural snowfall with the world's most extensive snowmaking system and Killington's elevation advantage, and what you get are the some of the best snow surface conditions all through the season.


Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug  Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High 31 34 44 57 70 78 82 80 71 60 47 35
Average Low 10 12 22 33 43 52 56 55 47 36 28 16

Monthly Snowfall Average

November 29 inches
December 33 inches
January 52 inches
February 55 inches
March 57 inches
April 24 inches

(Measured at the 4,000-foot level below the summit of Killington Peak)


Winter Season Information

Season     Open / Close Dates Total Snowfall        Snowfall after March 1
2015/16 October 18-May 28 81" 26"
2014/15 November 3 - May 24 197" 26"
2013/14 October 23 - May 18 196" 49"
2012/13 Oct. 13-15; Nov. 5-May 26 208" 49"
2011/12 October 29 - April 22 152" 42"
2010/11 November  2 - May 1 263" 53"
2009/10 November  7 - April 25   230" 38"
2008/09 Nov. 2-6, Nov. 19-May 2 283" 30"
2007/08 November 16 - April 20 282" 62"
2006/07 November 23 - May 6 294" 125"
2005/06 Oct. 29-30; Nov. 19 - May 1 191" 24"
2004/05 November 9 - May 15 206" 55"
2003/04 November 10 - May 12 215" 50"
2002/03 October 25 - May 26 291" 58"
2001/02 November 6 - June 1 192" 63"
2000/01 October 29 - May 27 316" 125"
1999/00 October 25 - May 29 209" 50"
1998/99 October 22 - May 25 186" 55"
1997/98 October 1 - May 25 242" 65"
1996/97 October 4 - June 22 301" 119"
1995/96 October 17 - June 10 307" 120"
1994/95 October 3 - June 4 182" 36"
1993/94 October 1 - June 9 279" 62"
1992/93 October 1 - June 1 300" 99"
1991/92 October 21 - June 14 198" 49"
1990/91 October 27 - May 28 206" 39"
1989/90 October 10 - May 28 249" 44"
1988/89 October 13 - May 21 202" 42"
1987/88 October 12 - June 1 238" 55"

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