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Recreation ~ Downhill Skiing ~ Killington / Pico

Seven mountains, 31 lifts and 200 interconnected trails comprising 87 miles of terrain spread over 1,182 acres - the possibilities can make your head spin. Killington is the biggest ski resort in the eastern United States, and among the biggest in the country. The resort features some of the most varied terrain anywhere in the world - with levels of difficulty ranging from gentle bunny slopes to cliff skiing - and one of the biggest vertical drops in the East at 3,050 feet.

Killington Mountain

Tear it up from The Killington Skyeship in the east to Pico Mountain in the west, or find your own special piece of a mountain and own it for the day. Although part of a whole, each mountain has its own distinct terrain and personality. Hit the bumps on Outer Limits, the East's steepest mogul run, or cruise down the country's longest beginner trail, the 10.2 mile-long Juggernaut. Many of the trails built during the resort's early years are classics - narrow, winding and full of surprises. Others, cut within the past decade, are wide-open and straight down the fall line.

All-in-all, there are 59 beginner trails, 78 intermediate trails, and 63 expert trails (including 13 double black diamonds), assuring you that, at Killington, you will always find something to suit your taste and ability.

Skiing Year-Round? Practically.

Click here to visit the official Killington Mountain website

Killington posts the longest season in the eastern United States, generally opening in mid-October and closing sometime in June. This extended season owes much of its existence to the fact that Killington maintains the largest and most powerful snowmaking system in the entire United States, covering 70% of the resort, or over sixty-one miles of trails. The system is so advanced, in fact, that Killington will guarantee that if you buy a full-day or multi-day lift ticket and you're not happy with the snow conditions, you may return your lift ticket within one hour of purchase to any Guest Services Desk for a voucher to return any other day within 12 months.

But Doesn't "Big" Also Mean Traffic and Crowds?

Killington and Pico Mountains offers incredible conditions, almost year-round!

Not when you stay at Hawk. Slopeside accommodations definitely have their attraction for some people, but they also mean being in the middle of the crowded masses and having to sit through the often-arduous Access Road traffic. You left the city behind to get away from traffic, didn't you? As an alternative, Hawk offers discriminating skiers something more.

At Hawk, you'll stay in either a cozy inn room on the valley floor or in a luxurious, private villa on the mountainside above, and we will chauffeur you a mere ten minutes to and from the new Killington Skyeship, the world's first heated, eight-passenger gondola.

As a result, when staying at Hawk, you could be at the top of Killington peak just as quickly (if not sooner) than if you were staying in certain slopeside locations. No parking, no shuttle buses, just enjoy your day of skiing and we'll whisk you back to the secluded privacy of Hawk.

"The people at Hawk Mountain homes in the Green Mountains of central Vermont seem to have carefully considered every last detail their guest might desire..."

~United States Ski News

See Also

Okemo Mountain
Bear Creek Mountain Club

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For more information on downhill skiing at Killington or Pico Mountains, please call (802) 672-3811.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.

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