What Makes Us The Beast?
Besides being a four season destination, sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains in Central Vermont, here's why we are known as The Beast:
- Seven mountain peaks, including Pico Mountain at Killington offering 92 miles of diverse terrain to explore.
- 22 lifts at Killington, plus seven at Pico Mountain, equals an expansive lift network to get you up the hill and on the slopes faster.
- An average of 250" natural snowfall each year, plus snowmaking covering 600 of our skiable acres.
- Jam-packed schedule of bands, festivals and on-mountain competitions year round.
- Off-mountain activities, including a lift served Tubing Park, snowcat-drawn sleigh rides, snowmobile tours, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, spa treatments, shopping and more than 100 restaurants and bars in the region.
Plus, after the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course as well as 45 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. That is The Nature of The Beast.
2013-14 Hours of Operation
|Opening||As early as weather and conditions permit - stay tuned|
|Closing||Late April, into May (weather and conditions permitting)|
|Hours||9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. weekdays. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. weekends and peak days. Hours may vary early and late season, check the conditions page for the most current information.|
|Peak days||11/28 - 12/1/13; 12/21/13 - 1/1/14; 1/18 - 1/20 and 2/15 - 2/21/14|
Killington provides skiers and riders of all ability levels a choice of wide-open groomed cruisers, narrow classic New England runs, moguls, steeps and trees, all serviced by 22 lifts including two express gondolas.
|Killington Peak (Summit)||4,241' (1,293m)|
|Bear Mountain Peak||3,262'|
|Sunrise Mountain Peak||2,456'|
|Base elevation (Skyeship)||1,165' ( 325m)|
|Summit elevation||4,241' (1,293m)|
|Base elevation||1,165' ( 325m)|
|Vertical Drop||3,050' (957m)|
|Skiable Acres||1509 ( 469 ha)|
|Miles of Trails||73 (135 km)|
|Uphill Capacity||38,315 rides per hour|
|Gondolas||2 high speed, express gondolas with 3 separate loading points|
|Quads||9 quads including 5 high-speed express quads|
|Surface||6 surface lifts (including 3 Magic Carpets)|
The Resort offers multiple terrain features for snowboarders and freeskiers in six terrain parks including Burton’s The Stash, an all-natural inspired terrain park with more than 50 features as well as two pipes.
|Bear Mountain||18-foot Halfpipe|
|Easy Street Progression Park|
|Halfpipe on Timberline|
|Early/Late Season||Reason in North Ridge Area|
|Mouse Run on Snowdon Mountain|
Designated Smoking Areas
In consideration of all guests, smoking is restricted to designated smoking areas only. Designated smoking areas are identified by signs located outside base lodges. Please ask a Killington staff member or volunteer if you need assistance locating designated smoking areas. Thank you for your cooperation.
Designated Smoking Areas
|K-1||Small deck off Mahogany Ridge|
|Tables at Umbrella Bar fire pit area|
|Snowshed||Second floor deck outside Long Trail Pub|
|Right side of skier tunnel|
|Bear||East End of Deck (closest to parking lot)|
|Skyeship||Corner area adjacent to pedestrian bridge|
|100% Smoke-free Areas||Ramshead Mountain|
|Killington Tubing Park|
Pets at the Resort
Killington Resort is proud to be a pet friendly resort. We respect that your pets are family, and we want your entire family to enjoy the Killington experience. We welcome quiet, non-aggressive pets who are well groomed and up to date on shots and vaccinations. We also ask that you observe the following resort rules:
- Pets must be on a leash, in a carrier or held and under control at all times.
- Any messes created by your pet need to be cleaned up by the pet owner.
- Pets are not allowed on chair lifts or gondolas.
- No pets are allowed in base lodges, indoor public facilities, outside seating areas or any food venues.
- In winter months, pets are not allowed any place where skiing and riding occurs during operating hours.
- Killington Resort reserves the right to ask that a pet be removed for any reason.
- Pets may not be allowed in some event venues on Killington Resort property.
- Killington Resort welcomes service animals at any time. Service animals must be under control and on a leash/harness.
- The pet policy at resort and area lodging accommodations varies by property.
United Way Days
Killington Resort and Pico Mountain have raised more than $30,000 for the United Way of Rutland County over the past seven years through our United Way Day promotions. The summer United Way Day promotion offers guests an opportunity to participate in K-1 Gondola-served hiking and mountain biking at Killington for a minimal donation to the United Way.
For opening winter weekends at Pico Mountain, we have donated the proceeds from hundreds of Pico Express Cards to guests who make a donation to the United Way. The United Way of Rutland County is one of 1,400 United Way organizations in the country dedicated to helping those in our community that need support through the work of our partner agencies. The UWRC is the largest non-governmental fundraiser for local services in our community.