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Killington Resort's Upgraded Snowmaking

By: Kellie K. Speed

If you haven’t been to Killington Resort lately, you have no idea what you are missing out on.  The property recently underwent a $2 million upgrade to its snowmaking system, offering some of the best snow conditions daily.  In addition to the new terrain park features at Bear Mountain, there is quite a variety of food offerings and lodging to choose from. 

From snow tubing and ice skating to sleigh rides, snowmobiling and downhill skiing, the resort seems to offer something for everyone – for the skier and non-skier alike.  Killington Resort is one of the most family friendly properties in Vermont.  Their weekly ski activities include a magic show, ice cream sundae party and puppet show for the youngsters in your family.

Weekly events include a Taste of Killington, Valentine’s Ski Week Celebration, Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge, St. Patrick’s Ski Week Celebration and Spring Festival at Bear Mountain.

This year, Killington has made some massive improvements, including the park at Bear Mountain, which has been expanded and an athlete lounge added.  At the Snowshed Base Lodge, a brand new food court has been added with a variety of options available.  At Ramshead Mountain, the timberline terrain park has tripled in length, the easy street park has been enhanced for children and a learning camp for youngsters ages 7-12 has also been added.

The Killington area offers seven mountains with 200 trails and 33 lifts with a 4,241 summit elevation and 3,050 vertical drop.  If you think that’s impressive, they have over 1,200 acres of trail with 61 miles of snowmaking, not to mention an average snowfall of 250”.  With numbers like these, it’s easy to see why families keep coming back for more each year.

The weekend we went, we stayed in the Fall Line condominiums, deluxe accommodations located in a private village setting, offering some of the best views of Killington.  One of the best conveniences was a free skier shuttle that made getting to the slopes a quick trip.  When we were finished skiing, we were even able to ski back directly to the condominium.

The reasonably priced lodging includes a use of the exclusive Fall Line Sports Center with indoor pool, exercise equipment, 10-person hot tub and sauna.  Our unit had a private whirlpool tub, which was relaxing after a day on the slopes.  We spent part of our evening relaxing in front of the fireplace before hitting Killington Road for some dinner. These fully furnished condominiums at Fall Line also include a full kitchen, fireplace, washer and dryer, TV/VCR, and stereo.

For more information on Killington or to book your stay at the property, call Central Reservations at (800) 621-MTNS or visit their website at

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Kellie K. Speed is a freelance travel writer and restaurant reviewer. Her features have been published in various publications including The Boston Globe, Cahnersí Industrial Distribution and Graphic Arts Monthly magazines and Reno Air Approach.

Kellie has reviewed numerous first-class hotels and travel destinations, including Hawaii, California, Arizona, Bermuda and Mexico, to name a few. She has also traveled internationally to Ireland, England, France, Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic. Next year, she is planning a trip to Tahiti.

Since she is from Massachusetts, she will be providing reviews of local restaurants for Travel-Watch.

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