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Vermont’s best-known – some would say only – après-ski and nightlife resort, Killington is also the state’s largest ski area, with 200 trails sprawling across seven mountains. Of the 1,215 acres of skiable terrain, more than half is served by state-of-the-art snow-making, almost guaranteeing a place to ski as long as temperatures drop below freezing at night. Lifts and slope-side facilities match the snow, although what makes Killington so popular is more likely its fabled nightlife. The road leading to the mountain is a gauntlet of bars, clubs, pubs, restaurants and entertainment venues, and on a winter weekend night it might seem as ...

Vermont’s best-known – some would say only – après-ski and nightlife resort, Killington is also the state’s largest ski area, with 200 trails sprawling across seven mountains. Of the 1,215 acres of skiable terrain, more than half is served by state-of-the-art snow-making, almost guaranteeing a place to ski as long as temperatures drop below freezing at night. Lifts and slope-side facilities match the snow, although what makes Killington so popular is more likely its fabled nightlife. The road leading to the mountain is a gauntlet of bars, clubs, pubs, restaurants and entertainment venues, and on a winter weekend night it might seem as though there are more bodies in the moshpits than there were on the slopes during the day.

A smaller ski mountain, Pico Peak, is now part of Killington, but has a more laid-back atmosphere. The area around this central Vermont mecca for the college crowd offers more than skiing, boarding and après-ing. Killington Snowmobile Tours brings excitement for the most adventurous with its two-hour tour through the Calvin Coolidge State Forest.

Lura Seavey
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Lura Seavey is the author of Fun with the Family in Vermont and New Hampshire and she has contributed to several Thomas Cook guidebooks, including Drive Around Catalonia, Travellers Mallorca, and Travellers Barcelona.

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Facts at a Glance

  • Location: Killington is a town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States. Killington Ski Resort and numerous vacation lodges are located here.
  • Research: Wikitravel | Wikipedia
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    Ski season: December-March