Killington is always buzzing with activity. The city sponsors golf tournaments, wine, beer and cider festivals, and rad athletic events like skiing demos and competitions, and, of course, the Spartan Race. This makes for many things to do in Killington, VT in the summer and throughout the year. Killington Ski Resort maintains an excellent, regularly updated list on their website of events happening at the resort. Check out some of our favorites below!
There are a ton of skiing and snowboarding events and competitions that are fun and thrilling to watch, even for non-skiers and snowboarders. Regular events include demo shows like Test Fest, when regular joes like you can test out the latest snow gear for free. Represented companies include Amalgam, DC, Facet Skis, Gilson Snowboards, HEAD, Jones, K2, Marker, Meier, Never Summer, Nordica, Now Bindings, Parlor, Pro-Tec, Rossignol, SPY and Volkl.
The Killington Cup
This event deserves its own subtitle. The annual weekend event celebrates the history of Killington and showcases the newest talents in snow sports. There are fireworks, parades, movie screenings, the Friday night bib draw featuring top athletes, and live music. The Cup is a stop along the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Tour. An estimated 30,000 people turn out for this beast of an event.
Killington Vermont Summer Activities and Music
Killington Ski Resort regularly hosts musicians, and it’s worth it to keep an eye on the resort’s website to see who’s coming. The Wobbly Barn showcases musicians in a more intimate but casual setting. Plus, there’s dancing, food, and drinks. The Wobbly Barn hosts musicians from all genres, from rap to blues. How can you go wrong?
The Killington Ski Club regularly premieres outdoor movies at the Snowshed Base Lodge. Movies are usually documentaries about snow sports. Whether you’re new to snow sports or a seasoned pro, these movies move and inspire.
The adventure race series, Spartan Races, was created by Vermont’s own adventure runner Joe De Sena. The Killington Spartan Race has hosted three Spartan World Championship events. This Spartan Race course is hilly, with plenty of off-trail portions, all on the spectacular Green Mountain landscape. The Vermont Beast is hosted annually in the fall.
The Killington Fall Festival
The annual Killington Fall Festival takes place against the beautiful backdrop of The Foundry at Summit Pond, an upscale American Bistro-style restaurant that is absolutely worth a visit. At the festival, you can taste hard ciders, craft beers and local foods, and view local artisan crafts and other products.
The Killington Wine Festival
This festival celebrates Vermont’s wine scene with tastings, food, music, and a golf outing, providing many Killington, Vermont summer activities. It’s a great group event and perfect for work retreats or a night out with friends.
Call us today, and we’ll help you plan your vacation around the events you want to attend. We offer an impressive array of vacation rentals, from comfortable apartments to large mountain homes with private hot tubs and spectacular views. We’ll see you soon in Killington!