The Beast of the East has long known how to sate your hunger for terrain (No. 5 in Variety) and steeps (No. 8 for Challenge). Now it’s turning its attention to your palate and your patience. Readers have complained that on-hill dining options are limited. Te new Peak Lodge, due to open Christmas Eve 2013, will add more creative dining choices and more room for rest stops. As for the chief complaint—“way too crowded”—resort brass plans to update the Snowshed area in an attempt to streamline crowds. But crowds are the price of Killington’s popularity. It’s still tops in the East for Après, thanks an access road that rocks like no other. And good culinary options, many of them on the access road, earn the resort a No. 4 in Dining. As one reader sums it up: “Great terrain, huge mountain, awesome nightlife.”
Off-Hill Restaurant >> Choices, on the access road. It’s more than a steak house; it boasts local ingredients and memorable service.
On-Hill Lunch >> It’s really just a booth, but grab a wiener at the Dog Sled. The topping choices are adventurous, the sauces homemade.
Bragging Rights >> When even Double Dipper isn’t enough, Devil’s Den and Growler are steep, thick, woodsy tree runs that provide the ultimate challenge.