Killington, Vermont is home to some of the best skiing conditions and slopes in all of the New England area. Whether you are an avid pro who makes his or her life on the mountainside or a newbie looking to carve up the mountain for the first time, it might be a little tricky to navigate all that Killington has to offer. Let’s go over the essentials that make any trip carving down the mountains of Killington a must-have experience: the best trails, shops, and safety tips.
The Sickest Ski Runs
With Killington Peak being the second highest elevation in the state of Vermont—over 4,200 feet—it’s easy to imagine it has some of the best skiing options available. Killington Ski Resort, also known as the “Beast of the East,” has access to some of the best slopes on the mountain. Beginners can take it easy on the beginner slopes of the Bear Cub or Ridgeview trails. More experienced? Then check out the near unlimited trails for the average skier with some of our favorites being Bear Trak, Blue Heaven, and Homerun. Of course, you can’t forget about the experienced skier or snowboarder looking to carve down the infamous black diamond trails in the area. Some of the most difficult trails in the area are the Catwalk, Escapade, Downdraft, and more. With so many trails, you’re guaranteed an epic trip down Killington Peak!
Best Shops in Town
Having one of the best mountains in the New England area would be pointless if you didn’t have the perfect gear to use on it. Luckily enough for you, Killington offers some of the best ski shops to get all your winter gear! Peak Performance Ski Shop is a local favorite offering ski rentals, racing gear, and all kinds of winter clothing to keep you warm. Aspen East Ski Shop & Surf the Earth Snowboards offers enough skis and snowboards to keep you browsing the store all day. Need some snowshoes to help navigate snowy trails when not on your skis? Then visit Mountain Meadows Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Center to help with your outfitting needs.
Need to Know – Always Be Safe Shredding
Before any mountain adventure, you need to become familiar with the “need to know” information of the Killington area. Number one: Mountain safety is a mandate for all Killington Peak skiers and boarders. The National Ski Area Association (NSAA) has developed a code of responsibility for all mountain shredders to be aware of. The code can be found at http://www.nsaa.org/safety-programs/responsibility-code/.
Ready for Your Killington Adventure
Now that you have reviewed some of Killington Peak’s best trails, shops, and safety rules, you are ready to start carving down that powdery snow. Contact GetAway Vacations today to start planning your trip to the wintery mountains over Vermont!