We love Killington all year round, but if you’re just coming for a holiday, here are the best times to visit.
When There’s Plenty of Snow
March is reportedly the sunniest and snowiest month in Vermont and that guarantees long days and plenty of powder. Killington reportedly gets an average of 46 inches of new snow each March. So If you’re looking for the best time of year to ski and snowboard, March is it! Hit the slopes on the weekdays for fewer crowds.
We love March because winters in Vermont can be a bit finicky, so you’re not always guaranteed a crisp, snow-filled winter. Try for March, and you’ll likely get some decent powder. Killington averages 250 inches of snow each winter. With manmade snow, Killington Ski Resort often brags that it has the longest skiing season in the northeast.
When Fall Foliage is at Its Best
Just like Thomas Kinkade paintings show, Vermont in the fall is a stunning show of multicolor leaves. Nature’s hues here are rust orange, blushing red and sunny yellow. Fall is the most picturesque time of the year. You can even plan your trip around this colorful display by visiting one of the several websites that track the changing colors. Killington vacations have something for everyone!
The leaves start turning colors earlier the higher up the trees grow. Luckily for you, just beyond Killington is the Green Mountains, where the colors change as early as mid-September. In the Killington Valley, colors begin to change closer to October. Early October also is the busiest time for tourists, so book early.
If you’re heading to the northeast for your summer holiday, midsummer is best in Killington. You’ll have plenty to do considering the ski resort has 45 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails and a 6,186-yard, par 72 championship golf course. The golf course includes a 12,000 square-foot putting green and practice bunker, a beverage cart, and a clubhouse bar and grill. When you’re not enjoying the resort, grab a beer on the patio at nearby Long Trail Brewing or hike to Thundering Falls.