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Recreation ~ Downhill Skiing

Okemo or Killington? Ski Them Both from Hawk's World-Class Resort

Okemo and Killington offer some of the most exciting skiing in the eastern United States; and, at Hawk, you're within ten minutes of both resorts. Truly. Hawk's 1,200 acres are located right off of Route 100, commonly known as "The Skier's Highway," which connects Okemo and Killington ski areas. The two resorts are twenty minutes apart, with Hawk right in the middle.

Killington Mountain

So, when staying in a luxurious Hawk inn room or private villa, all you have to do is choose your pleasure. It can get a bit crowded slopeside these days. So, for the best of both worlds - great skiing and the old-fashioned tranquility for which Vermont is famous - many guests spend the day at Okemo or Killington, then return to their Hawk Mountain retreat for a relaxing night far from the madding crowd.

"Just ten minutes from both Killington and Okemo, Hawk boasts convenience, accommodations, and beauty while making you feel as if you were right at home. And what a home! Whirlpool baths, glass-enclosed spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools..."

~Boston Magazine

The Quality and Variety Can't Be Beat Anywhere in New England

Okemo Mountain

Okemo is consistently rated #1 among Hawk residents and guests. Last winter, approximately 85% of Hawk visitors who went downhill skiing chose Okemo. The reason: most say that Okemo's customer service and snow conditions can't be beat anywhere in the East. The mountain also remains extremely popular with families, owing mainly to its preponderance of award-winning programs for skiers and non-skiers of all ages. But if it's variety you want, you can't beat Killington. With 200 trails and 31 lifts spread over seven mountains, it is the largest ski area in the East. Particularly popular with the younger crowd, Killington can easily offer the explorer-in-you the opportunity to ski an entire weekend and never have to hit the same trail twice. And, new to Hawk country, the Bear Creek Mountain Club at Round Top has introduced a unique skiing experience to the Northeast - that of the private ski mountain. Approximately three miles from Hawk, Bear Creek has become a hot new attraction to the town of Plymouth.

Bear Creek Mountain Club

By the way, did you know that skiing is here practically year-round as well? It's true. Thanks to the magic of snowmaking, the season can stretch from late-October all the way to the end of June in central Vermont, with both Killington and Okemo obtaining an average snow cover of twenty feet - turning the Hawk region into a skier's paradise.

"Rusticators averse to roughing it luxuriate at this inn/townhouse/condo village about midway between Killington and Okemo slopes."

~Yankee Magazine

Regardless of Your Goal, You'll Leave Vermont Invigorated and Refreshed

There are skiing conditions to fit any kind of skill level

Even as nature and technology are cooperating to extend the skiing season, the number of people headed for the slopes is increasing... and not all of them are out to "conquer the mountain." Many are first-time skiers, entranced with the sheer beauty of winter in the Green Mountains. Others have found that skiing offers a great way to meet new people, or bring families closer together through shared activity. And even confirmed non-skiers are coming along for the fun - Hawk's area ski resorts provide so many recreational choices you may feel that you need a vacation to recover from your vacation. That is, until you retreat to the Hawk Spa (or if you're lucky enough, the spa in your very own Hawk villa) for an evening of relaxation and refreshment.

For more information on downhill skiing around the area, please call (802) 672-3811.

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

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