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
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 www.killington.com.