Killington Resort - The Beast of the East
Killington Resort, fondly known as The Beast, is the biggest mountain resort in the East. It spans 3,000 acres, including the highest lift-serviced peak in Vermont (the second highest in the state at 4241’.) It has over 1,500 skiable acres, 21 lifts and 155 trails, and that’s not including sister resort, Pico Mountain. Just a few miles away, Pico adds an additional 7 lifts and 58 trails to the total, and you can enjoy both resorts with a Killington lift ticket or pass.
They do everything at Killington bigger, from events, such as the Audi FIS Ski World Cup over Thanksgiving weekend, with its record-breaking crowds, to freestyle terrain. The Woodward Mountain Park network spans all seven peaks, with features of all shapes and sizes. And of course, Killington boasts the longest season in the East, which can get started as early as October and stretch as late as June.
The 2022/23 season officially kicks off with the return of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup. In addition to witnessing the best female alpine skiers in the world vying for the fastest time, fans will be welcomed to the grand opening of the new K-1 Base Lodge. This state-of-the-art structure is nearly three years in the making. Covering 58,000-square feet (nearly twice the size of its predecessor), it features three floors, accessed by elevator and one of the only escalators in the state of Vermont. With some 900 seats available between the food court, cafe and multiple bar areas, this new facility will transform the way Killington’s guests start their day at the resort for years to come.
The new K-1 Lodge is just one of the many amazing slopeside amenities at The Beast. Grab an upscale slopeside lunch at the Ledgewood Yurt or try the Jamaican Jerk Mountain Grill for a taste of the islands in the mountains. For those who want to play in the snow but don’t ski or snowboard, The Tubing Park, presented by Bubly is a fun, family-friendly activity.
On the ski trails, you’ll find something for everyone. A plethora of lifts, including two enclosed gondolas and a covered six-pack lift get you to the top comfortably, where the choice is yours – from the miles-long cruiser Great Eastern to the legendary mogul run Outer Limits, classic gladed trails to great learning terrain. Every lift at Killington features an easier way down, but The Beast is big, so grab make sure to download the Killington App to navigate it with ease.
And the fun doesn’t stop when the lifts close. The Killington area is home to some of the best après. The access road, dotted with locally owned restaurants and bars, comes alive at night whether you’re looking to enjoy some local music, have a great meal, or dance the night away at the Wobbly Barn nightclub. Killington Resort is definitely a place that should be on every skier or snowboarder’s bucket list.