Killington, Vermont - Ski Mag

Killington, Vermont

The Beast Of The East
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Resort Guide 2018: East #12

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“Killington is The Beast of the East! Has something for everyone...and then some. While the nightlife just off the hill is the best, it does need to update some of the outdated lodges.” - SKI Magazine Reader


There’s a reason they call it the Beast of the East. Killington, with its sprawling, diverse terrain and long late season—thanks to a high summit and stellar snowmaking—is big in every capacity. Everything, from the après to the bump scene on Superstar in the spring, hits on a high level. It offers some of the best and most consistent skiing near the major metropolises of the East. Maybe because of that it gets knocked for value and crowds: “It can feel like you’re skiing in the middle of a busy city at times, complete with city attitudes,” one reader says. But, if you don’t mind a mob, or you like the energy, you’ll be rewarded. Lap the bumps off of the K-1 Express until your legs can’t handle it. When it snows, sneak off to Outer Limits, where the Joeys from Jersey won’t know where to find you. For families, Pico provides a slightly mellower escape and a throwback to more-traditional New England skiing.

Après Spot

If you’re looking to get rowdy, head to the Pickle Barrel for live music.

What’s New

The Women’s World Cup, the first World Cup race in the Eastern U.S. in 25 years, Nov. 26 to 27.

Local Secret

Hit Worthy Kitchen, in Woodstock, for fried-chicken sandwiches, poutine, and a rotating list of local craft brews.



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