2011-2012 Freeskier Resort Directory: Killington, VT
AS SEEN IN THE 2011-2012 FREESKIER RESORT GUIDE (November 2011 Issue)
The information in this Resort Directory is meant as a tool for the reader to research and plan for, and maybe let off a little mental steam before, this season. Few resorts can claim to be in the highest percentile of North America’s hundreds of resorts, which isn’t meant to take away from those not included in the Freeskier Resort Guide.
Each resort, from South to North and East to West, has its own niche. At each resort no matter how small, you can get off the lift and let gravity pull you down the hill, which is the basic premise of skiing. So dive into this extra information as an added bonus to our Resort Guide and start planning your winter trips before that nervous energy makes you scratch holes in your skin like an addict kept from their drug of choice.
Since 1958, people have been drawn to Central Vermont’s Killington Resort because it’s more than just a mountain, it’s a life changing experience. With so much terrain, skiers and riders of every ability can spend days without experiencing the same run twice. Life off the mountain is the same story with great food, cool bars, the best bands and exceptional accommodations that allow you to recharge after a day on the mountain. Plus, Killington Resort is the home to all kinds of festivals, winter activities and competitions including the 2011-12 Winter Dew Tour.
Skiers and riders of all abilities make the pilgrimage to Killington Resort with six mountains, 140 trails, over 70 miles of skiable terrain, 22 lifts with two high speed gondolas that service everything from groomed cruisers to classic New England tree runs to five parks, a 500- foot Superpipe with 22-foot walls, a mini pipe, bumps and steeps.
The Beast has all kinds of terrain, including five nationally renowned terrain parks. In addition to our 22-foot competition Superpipe, parks like Dream Maker and The Burton Stash will challenge the most experienced freeriders. For those new to the sport, Timberline Park provides a perfect environment to dial-in skills before moving up, including a 13-foot halfpipe.
2011-12 WINTER DEW TOUR Some of the world’s best athletes will be descending on Killington for the biggest event on the East Coast, January 19-22, 2012. Watch these athletes test themselves at The Beast.
SNOW PHONE: 802-422-3261
ACERAGE: 725 acres
VERTICAL DROP: 3,050 feet
YEARLY SNOWFALL: 250 inches
About the author:
Henrik Lampert loves hot dogs, the Boston Bruins and Norway. He's the Online Editor here at Freeskier.