Are you looking for the easiest way to get to the top of central Vermont’s Green Mountains? Hop on board the K-1 Express Killington Gondola and ride to the top of the 4,241-foot Killington Peak in a comfortable, enclosed chairlift. Whether you take the Killington Gondola in the winter to ski, in the summer for fun, or in the autumn to scout out the best fall foliage in Vermont, the views from the top of Killington Peak, the highest lift-served mountain in Vermont, won’t disappoint. 

Once your 1.25-mile ride up in the Killington Gondola reaches the peak, you’ll experience one of the best top-of-the-world views in the region. On an especially clear day, the view stretches across five states: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York and Massachusetts. But, there is more to experience on the Killington Gondola than the scenic view. Read on to learn more about all the Killington Gondola has to offer.

Long and Short Rides Available

Without a doubt, the best views of Killington, Vermont, are at Killington Peak and it is well worth a gondola ride to the very top. But, for visitors who are short on time, or want to experience something different, there are multiple gondola rides available. The K-1 Express Gondola will take visitors to the very top of this summit. At 1.25 miles in length, this ride gives visitors the full Killington Gondola experience. But, the Snowshed Express Quad is another great option. At only 8 minutes long, this ride takes visitors to lower-elevation adventures. The Snowshed Express is a good option for visitors who want to reach the top of the snowshed quickly or for those who want a slightly more affordable way to ride the Killington Gondola.

Access to Biking and Hiking Trails

In the summer months, the Killington Gondola kickstarts hiking and biking excursions in the Green Mountains. From Killington Peak, visitors can access over 15 miles of designated hiking trails plus the Appalachian and Long trails. For mountain bikers, Killington Peak also serves as a trailhead for 45 miles of mountain biking paths. Mountain biking from Killington Peak is especially popular during the summer and autumn months. At Killington, there are there are a number of biking trails of varying difficulty available and all the gear mountain bikers may need is available for 2-hour, half-day, or full day rentals.

Meals at the Peak Lodge

The K-1 Express Gondola is not only a good activity for sportsman looking for a day filled with mountain biking, but it is also great for visitors who want to enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Killington Peak. The summit is a great place to go for a picnic, take a leisurely walk, or to sit and enjoy the beautiful views and fresh mountain air. Guests can take advantage of the Peak Lodge. At the mountain-top restaurant and lounge, guests can take in stunning views while enjoying great drinks, snack, and meals. The Peak Lodge offers farm-fresh food and daily specials year-round. In addition, the lodge has a full-service bar and bar menu with fine wine, signature cocktails, and local draft beer to enjoy while relaxing by the fireplace or taking in the view.

Plan Your Visit to the Killington Gondola!

Whether you are an adventure-seeker looking for the best biking trails in the area, or you want to spend a day of leisure at Killington Peak, the K-1 Gondola is the best way you reach the summit of Killington Peak. To make the most of a trip to Killington, be sure you are staying in the best lodging that the area has to offer. At GetAway Vacations, you’ll discover more than just amazing Killington rentals. You’ll find a local company that puts your comfort first. Browse our collection of rentals to find your favorite and book your next mountain escape today!

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