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Killington Resort Reviews

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Killington Resort Reviews


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Visitor reviews for Killington Ski Resort

  • February 19, 2015
    from United States

    Killington is in full rock star mode as every aspect of the mountain is open with wall to wall snow and stellar mountain conditions. Woods, steeps, nats, groomers, moguls, parks, cliffs...are all in prime condition. February has served up 4 feet of snow, so far, with more in the forecast. East coast skiing doesn't get much better than Killington, and it doesn't get any better than it is right now! The time to play is now. Get here if you can.

  • Killington Ratings

    Overall: 4.0. Based on 14 votes and 38 reviews. Vote

    Access: 3.8

    (1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Killington.

    Public Transport: 4.1

    (1) There are no buses or taxis to Killington, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

    Scenery: 4.2

    (1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

    Accommodation: 4.7

    (1) No places to stay in/near Killington, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

    Cheap Rooms: 3.7

    (1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

    Luxury Hotels: 3.5

    (1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Killington.

    Ski in/Ski out: 4.3

    (1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

    Childcare: 4.5

    (1) There are no child care facilities at Killington, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

    Snowsure: 4.8

    (1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Killington is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

    Snowmaking: 4.9

    (1) Killington relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

    Snow Grooming: 4.5

    (1) There are no snow groomers at Killington, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Killington are groomed daily.

    Shelter: 4.1

    (1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Killington is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

    Nearby options: 2.8

    (1) If snow conditions are poor at Killington, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

    Regional rating: 4.8

    (1) Killington usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

    Lift Staff: 3.9

    (1) The staff at Killington are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Killington are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

    Crowds/Queues: 3.4

    (1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

    Ski Schools: 3.9

    (1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

    Hire and Repairs: 4.5

    (1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

    Variety of pistes: 4.8

    (1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Killington has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

    Beginners: 4.1

    (1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

    Intermediates: 4.6

    (1) No intermediate terrain at Killington, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

    Advanced: 4.8

    (1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

    Snow Park: 4.4

    (1) Not even a kicker at Killington, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

    Off-piste: 3.8

    (1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

    Cross-country: 2.9

    (1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Killington, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

    Luge/Toboggan: 2.1

    (1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Killington has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

    Mountain Dining: 4.2

    (1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

    Eating: 4.1

    (1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

    Apres-Ski: 5.0

    (1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

    Other Sports: 3.3

    (1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

    Entertainment: 3.5

    (1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

    Winter Walks: 2.8

    (1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

    Ski Pass Value: 4.0

    (1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

    Value (National): 3.9

    (1) Overall, Killington is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

    Value (Global): 4.0

    (1) Overall, Killington is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

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  • June 18, 2013
    from United States

    Killington is succeeding in it's return to the top of the east with it's commitment to an early opening, late spring skiing, snowmaking, and customer service. First to open, last to close, with snowguns roaring through March. Makes skiers and riders very happy.

  • March 19, 2013
    from United States

    Killington now has got the Wow factor back no more negative comments on the lifts, just warm and fuzzy banter. Thank you, to another reviewer, for your foresight. The good news will spread and Killington will be King of the East again.

  • March 13, 2013
    from United States

    Is spring skiing on your schedule? Killington will be blowing snow all week. Yes it's mid-March. In preparation for a long spring skiing season well into May. Base depths are deep on Superstar, so make sure your sunscreen is stocked up and wax up those mogul skis. If you love the bumps, the next 2 months + is game on at Killington. Lets start working on those goggle tans!

  • February 21, 2013
    from United States

    Killington has got its mojo back under new President, Mike Solimano. He and his team have been delivering on promises to return Killington to what made it the "Beast of the East". Snow making has been relentless, grooming superb, and there's a new vibe to the place. BMMC will return with a vengeance in April, and they are currently planning to stay open into May after being the first to open in the East last October. Killington is back!

  • February 11, 2013
    from United States

    Hi folks, chiming in to spread the good word about Killington this season. The new management is blowing the doors off the old with very agressive snowmaking and customer satisfaction program. Skiers are in charge of the mountain now and skiers are thrilled about it. Killington is returning to it's glory of 'Beast of the East'. The Superstar glacier is growing, expect it to make it well into May this season (if not June for those who don't mind hiking for turns). Come get some! Killington rocks!

  • October 16, 2012
    from United States

    Hold on to your socks folks, this one is going to blow you away. Killington Ski Resort opened for skiing and riding October 13th! The earliest opening in recent memory. The new president of Killington, Mike Solimano, is single handedly changing the corporate philosophy. He's local to the area and knows what eastern skiing is all about. If you're thinking about coming to Killington this season, I think this one might be special.

    I've got two great days of skiing in so far,...could be a big year! And after last season, we need it.

  • March 20, 2012
    from United States

    This season will likely go down as one of the worst in the history of Killington in terms of season length and snowfall. Reduced snowmaking budgets have finally shown their ugly side as the mountain is in full shut down mode. Lifts and trails are closing rapidly. With a warm spring and no signs of cold temperatures, the snowpack is disappearing, and fast! I expect the mountain to be down to a single lift within a week or two, and wouldn't be surprised to see them close up all together by April 1st. If you have long range plans at Killington, be prepared for an early closure, or extremely limited terrain. Choose your trips wisely, Killington may not be worth it the rest of this season.

  • February 10, 2012
    from United States

    Hi folks, checking in from sunny Killington. Things have been fast and furious the last few weeks with lots on sun and hardpack. No significant snow in a while, and not much on the horizon. About half the mountain is open, all that being snowmaking terrain. The natural stuff hasn't faired so well... There is enough icy base everywhere. 12" and the moutain is 100% open. Do those snow dances folks, your friends at Killington need it. With only 85 inches of snow so far this season, KIllington needs over 150 inches in the next two months to reach its seasonal average.

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  • January 23, 2012
    from United States

    Well folks, the season is on. .. or as good as it gets. ... the Killington snow staff are fighting a valiant fight. I myself managed to catch 3 consecutive days of powder on and in the area, for a total of 18" ... no less than five a day. Pay attention to this page. .. pay attention to the systems out West, make your best guess, .. pull the triggerrrrr. Find your own freshies!