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Killington is a town in Vermont. It is home to Killington Ski Resort. Killington is located in the Green Mountains of Vermont in Rutland County. It is about 20 minutes west of Rutland, Vermont. Although, in Vermont, Killington can be visited during all seasons, with exciting activiites in winter, spring, summer, and fall.

Get in[edit]

By Car

Visitors to Killington will arrive mainly by car

  • Burlington-Montpelier: Take I-89 S towards Montpelier. Take exit 3 for VT-107 to VT-107W to VT-100. Take West Hill Road exit. Total trip time will take about 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Boston: Take I-93 to I-89 crossing from Massachusetts through New Hampshire before entering Vermont, and then take US-4. Total trip will take around 3 hours. This route will have tolls.
  • New York City: Take I-89 North to NY-149E to US-4 N. Total trip will take around 5 hours.


Plane

  • Visitors traveling by plane can fly into the international airports of Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, MA (162 miles away) and Burlington International Airport (BTV) in Burlington, VT (93.6 miles away). Visitors can also fly into Rutland- Southern Vermont Regional Airport in Rutland, VT (12.3 miles away).
  • CAPE Air services from Logan International Airport to Rutland Airport.
  • Killington Express Shuttle will arrive at Logan International Airport to take visitors to Killington Resort.


Train

  • AMTRAK- Ethan Allen Express service from New York City’s Pennsylvania Station (NYP) to Rutland, VT (RUT). Train ride lasts 5 hours and stops in Albany and Saratoga Springs, MY. Both business and coach class tickets can be purchased. Connecting shuttle service to Killington from Gramps Shuttle.


Bus

  • Dartmouth Coach

The closet serving bus system to Killington services to Lebanon/Hanover New Hampshire. New York City to Lebanon/Hanover Round trip ranges $149.00 for adult and $74.50 for children. Logan Airport to Lebanon/Hanover Round trip $60.00 for adult and $35.00 for children. Lebanon, NH is approximately 1 hour from Killington. Ground transportation from Lebanon, NH to Killington, VT is available by local taxis and shuttles.

  • Live Green, Ride The Bus

Marble Valley Regional Transit District provides shuttle services between Rutland City and the Killington region year- round, operating seven days a week from early morning to late evening. Buses leave Marble Valley Regional Transit Center (MVRTC) every 15 minutes past the hour (excluding 12:15 p.m. and 2:15p.m.) Fares will range from $.50 to $2.00. Children under 6 ride for free when accompanied by an adult.

Get around[edit]

By Shuttle

  • Gramps Shuttle (802) 558.1543

By Taxi

  • Leon’s Transportation (802) 345.6917

Local taxi servicing the Killington Area

  • Thrifty Shuttle Service (802) 775.2490

Servicing the Killington Area (CASH ONLY)

  • T&T~Tonya’s Taxi (802) 342.4203

Servicing Rutland County (CASH, MAJOR CREDIT CARDS (AMEX, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER)

  • Poultney Taxi & Delivery Service (802) 287.4747

Servicing surrounding towns in VT and NY. (MASTERCARD, VISA)

See[edit][add listing]

  • Vermont Backroad Tours, Killington to Rutland, Vermont., (802) 446.3131.  edit Scenic bus tours throughout the Rutland/Ludlow/Killington area.
  • Thunder Brook Falls, (Located 1.8 miles northwest of the Sherburne Center off Route 4, then turn north on Thundering Brook Road).  edit There is free parking next to the trail. Vistors can take the trail down to the falls and viewing area. Take caution: the trails near the falls are steep and terrain is rough!
  • Killington Mountain Summer/Fall Gondola Rides, (Killington Access Road, off Route 4). Late June through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; Labor Day through the last week of September 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends; October 1-8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.. Round Trip $15, One Way $10.  edit The ride up to the top of the 4,241-foot Killington Peak is over a mile long ride up. The ride in Killington’s K-1 Gondola shows a surrounding view of five states and Canada. Once at the top of the mountain, visitors can enjoy a picnic, a small hike, or just enjoy the scenery.
  • Deer Leap at Sherburne Pass. This is classified as a day hike consisting of 3.1 miles of rock trail at an elevation of 600 feet. It is an easy trail with panoramic views of Coolidge Range, Sherburne Pass and Pico Mountain.
  • Sherburne Pass Trail to Pico Peak. This is classified as a challenging hiking trail for experts consisting of steep trails and a climb of 1,807. It is a day hike of 5.8 miles with a difficulty level of moderate to hard. The hike will take visitors about 3.5 hours to complete.
  • Gifford Woods State Park, Killington. This is classified as an easy family-orientated hiking trail. It is one mile and passes through the northern hardwood forests. The trail is marked with yellow blazes to assist hikers.
  • Cooler in the Mountains, K-1 Base Lodge. Saturday afternoon free concert series in July and August hosted by the Town of Killington. Visitors are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs for live music while enjoying a BBQ, giveaways and games.

Do[edit][add listing]

Winter/Spring Season

  • Killington Tubing Park, East Mountain Road,Killington, VT 05751. Thursday-Sunday,Thursday and Friday 4p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.. Rates for 1.5 hour session: Adult (18+) $17, Youth (17 and under) $15, Youth (under 42” tall) $5.  edit The tubing park is open weekends and peak days. This tubing park is multi-lane with lift-service.Tickets are available in two-hour sessions.
  • The Foundry at Summit Pond, 63 Summit Path, Killington, VT 05751, (802) 422-5335, [1]. Ice-Skating Hours - Thursday to Sunday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Under 5 free, 5-12 $3,12+ $5,Rental:$8 per pair.  edit The Foundry features both weekend ice-skating and sleigh rides. Vermont residents and students receive special discounts during not peak days. Open for winter actives from early December to mid March for all ages. This place is known for the wholesome, family fun.Sleigh Ride Hours:Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sleigh Ride Admission: Children (under 12) $15Adults (12+) $20

Cross country skiing

  • Mountain Meadows Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Center, 2363 Route 4, Killington, VT 05751, (802) 775.0166. Full Day Adult $19, Senior $16, Youth (6-12 $8, Under 6 free.Half Day: Adult $16,Senior $13, Youth (6-12) $6. Ski and Shoe rental:Full Day- Adult $19, Youth (12 and under) $9. Half Day - Adult $16, Youth (12 and under) $7.  edit All skill levels can enjoy and dogs are welcomed.


Ski/Snowboard

  • High Altitude Adventures, Sunrise Mountain Village, 241 Sunrise Road, Killington, (802) 422.9494. Trail Pass $10. Trail Pass and Equipment $20.  edit 20 miles of marked trails with 4,000 acres of back country terrain for exploration. Visitors can pick up a map and navigate the trails yourself or let a guide lead you on your customized adventure.
  • Killington Resort, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, VT 05751. 2012 – 2013 Lift Ticket Pass: 1-day midweek: Adult (19-64) $80, Senior (65+) $68, Youth (7-18) $62. 1-day weekend and peak dates: Adult (19-64) $88, Senior 65+) $75,Youth (7-18) $68.  edit Killington Resort is a 3,000 acres in the Green Mountains in Centeral Vermont. There are more than 70 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread over six peaks. The lifts are the most extensive in the East that include two high spead gondolas. Killington has the longest ski season in North America, open from early November through May. Killington has the world’s most extensive snowmaking system and receives around 250 inches of natural snow every winter.
  • Pico Mountain, 73 Alpine Drive, Killington. 1-Day Weekday: Adult (19-64) $49, Senior (65+) $42, Youth (7-18) $38. 10-Day Weekend: Adult (19-64) $65, Senior (65+) $55,Youth (7-18) $50.  edit There are 52 trails serviced by seven lifts, including two high-speed detachable quads. There are gentle learning terrains as well as a run with a vertical drop of 1,967 feet, which is taller than 80% of Vermont ski areas. Ski instruction offered for all ages. Pico Mountain is open from mid December to the end of March.

Summer/Fall Season

  • Kent Pond, Route 100 North, Killington. The pond is a hundred acres of man-made body of water. The still water makes it easy for beginners who want to kayack, canoe, or boat. The hiking trails and around the pond lead to places to set up a picnic.
  • Colton Pond, Route 100, Killington. A small reservoir approximately 30 acres in size. It is located on the South Tweed River where fishing and kayacking are prevalent.
  • Green Mountain National Golf Course, (Barrows-Towne Road, off Route 100, Killington), (802) 422.4653. Cost:Early Season (Opening until June 20): Midweek $49 plus cart, Weekend $59 plus cart, Peak Season (June 20 until Closing), Midweek $59 plus cart, Weekend $69 plus cart. Cart Fee (per player + tax): Non-Member: $20, Member $18.  edit Carved out of the Green Mountains the sloping fairways and changes in elevation add to its beauty. While golfing enjoy the scenic rock formations formed by glaciers and the panoramic view on the 16th tee.
  • Killington Resort Golf Course, East Mountain Road, Killington. Open end of May to middle of October. Cost:Midweek - Adult $50 Student (Ages 18 and under/full-time college student) $30, Twilight, starts at 2 p.m. $39, Replay $25. Saturday and Sunday: Adult $60, Student (Ages 18 and under/full-time college student) $35, Twilight, starts at 2 p.m. $39, Replay $25.  edit The 6,186-yard, par 72 course elevated at 2,000 feet above sea level. For all skill levels and handicap. Includes 14 driving ranges, a 12,000 square-foot putting green and practice
  • Base Camp Outfitters Disc Golf Course, (Route 4, bottom of Killington Road, Killington), (802) 775.0166. Rates:For day $6, Membership $54, Disc Rental $4.  edit This 18-hole disc golf course navigates through the winter ski trails. The course is 4,573-foot layout with blue and white tee boxes. For all skill levels. Mini tournaments can be organized including birthday parties, family gatherings, wedding weekends or just friends getting together. There are over 300 discs on display.
  • Killington Resort Disc Golf Course, K-1 Base Lodge, Killington Access Road, Killington. The Disc Golf Course runs through the Showshed Mountain. The course is for all skill levels with a mix of par 3, 4 and 5s. Rates:One Round $6,Three Disc Rental $4 Unlimited Season Pass $59

Buy[edit][add listing]

Ski/Snowboard Shops

  • Aspen East Ski Shop, 3429, Route 4, Killington. (802) 422.3739
  • Base Camp Outfitters, 2363 US Route 4, Killington. (802) 775.0166
  • Basin Sports, 2886 Killington Road, Killington. (802) 422.3234
  • Darkside Snowboards, 1842 Killington Road, Killington. (802) 422.8600
  • Peak Performance Ski Shop, 2808 Killington Road, Killington. (802) 422.9447

Grocery

  • Killington Market, 2023 Killington Road, Killington. (802) 422.7736
  • The Deli at Killington Corners, 2068 Route 4 East, Killington. (802) 775.1599
  • The Phat Italian Market and Deli, 2384 Killington Road, Killington. (802) 422.7428

Gifts

  • Fire on the Mountain Glass, 400 Summit Road, Killington. (802) 422.6022
  • Greenbrier Gift Shop, 2057 US Route 4, Killington. (802) 775.1575
  • Killington Arts Guild Art Gallery Upstairs at Cabin Fever Gifts, 2363 Route 4, Killington. (802) 422.3852
  • Liquid Art, 37 Miller Brook Road, Killington. (802) 422.2787

Eat[edit][add listing]

Breakfast

  • Liquid Art Café, 37 Miller Brook Road, Killington, (802) 422.2787.  edit Coffee house and Café with attached art gallery. It sells specialty coffees, snacks for lunch, small breakfast items and a full bar at Happy Hour.
  • Ovations, 288 East Mountain Road, Killington, (802) 422.6111.  edit Breakfast dinning with healthy options overlooking the scenic view of Killington Peak. The menu offers local ingredients of Vermont. It is open daily for breakfast as well as dinner.
  • Saint’s Pub- Summit Lodge, 200 Summit Path, Killington, (802) 422.3535.  edit The breakfast menu includes a variety of breakfast foods with fresh fruit and pure Vermont maple syrup. Breakfast is served during the winter season Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Sunup Bakery, 2250 Killington Road, Killington, (802) 422.3865.  edit Located in downtown Killington the featuring pastries, bagels, breakfast sandwiches and coffee. It is also open for lunch, with regional sandwiches and a wide variety of vegetarian options.

Specialties

  • Baja Burrito, 2685 Killington Road, Killington, (802) 422.4442.  edit It offers Mexican and American food with an island-feel specialty drink menu.
  • Choices Restaurant, 2820 Killington Road, (802) 422.4030.  edit Opened in 1986, Choices serves hand cut Steaks, Fish, and Seafood. The restaurant offers brunch mid December through April.
  • Peppino’s Ristorante Italiano, 747 Killington Road, (802) 422.3293.  edit Opened in 1992, Peppino's is a family-owned restaurant serving Italian Cuisine, including beef, veal, seafood, chicken and pasta.
  • Sushi Yoshi Chinese Gourmet, 1807 Killington Road, (802) 422.4241..  edit Gourmet Hibachi Steak House and Restaurant, serving Asian cuisine. The restaurant also features a full service sushi bar.

Family Dining

  • Cascades Restaurant, 58 Old Mill Road, Killington, (802) 422.3731.  edit Pub and restaurant style with 100 seating. A friendly atmosphere. During the winter months, the restaurant is open to the public. During the summer months the restaurant is closed to groups and company functions.
  • Casey’s Cabosse, 2841 Killington Road, (802) 422.3795.  edit Modeled after railroad cars and station the restaurant serves ribs, steak, seafood and is kid orientated. Here, visitors can eat inside cabosse cars. It is known for its wings.
  • Cedar’s Restaurant at the Inn of the Six Mountains, 2617 Killington Road, (802) 422.4302.  edit Known for its international cuisine and decadent dessert menu, it is located for easy access inside the Inn of the Six Mountains. The restaurant is set in a New England Country atmosphere.

Pubs

  • Mogul’s Sports Pub, 2630 Killington Road, (802) 422.4777.  edit A neighborhood tavern setting serving appetizers, pizza burgers, wings and a Kids Menu. It offers a pool table, 20 flat-screen TVs, In the summer months, there is deck dining, mini golf, ping pong and Bocci.
  • McGrath’s Irish Pub – Inn at long Trail, 709 U.S. Route 4, Killington, (802) 775.7181.  edit An Irish pub serving Guinness, a pub menu daily, and live Irish music on the weekends.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • On the ROCs, 2384 Killington Road, (802) 422.7627.  edit A cocktail lounge decorated like the speakeasy style. Serving homemade ginger beer and soda from glass bottles. Free transportation to and from the lounge is available.
  • Tabu Nightclub, 2841 Killington Road, (802) 422.9885.  edit Live entertainment year round and a dance floor with a DJ spinning the latest dance hits. Groups and private parties are welcomed.
  • Pickle Barrel Nightclub, 1741 Killington Road, (802) 422.3035.  edit Inside, there are four bars, two stages, and two floors with past performances from Dave Matthews Band, Phish, the Bare Naked Ladies, Bret Michaels and Snoop Dogg. Free transportation to and from Pickle Barrel within a 10 mile radius.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

From bed and breakfasts to resortliving, visitors can pick and choose exactly where and what they want their vacation home base to be.

Inns and Bed & Breakfasts

  • Birch Ridge Inn, 37 Butler Road, Killington, (802) 422.4293.  edit A Vermont-styled Country Inn with architecture towards Western United States. There are 10 guest rooms, all decorated differently. Breakfast served daily to guests. Activities offered through the Birch Ridge Inn.
  • Cascade Lodge & Restaurant, 58 Old Mill Road, Killington, (802) 422.3731.  edit It is a full service lodge to Killington skiers. The Cascade Lodge over looks Killington ski mountains including an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, fitness area, and fireplace. Restaurant located inside. Walking distance from the lifts and golf. Shuttle services to and from the slopes offered through Cascade Lodge.
  • Mountain Inn, 47 Old Mill Road, Killington, (802) 422.3595.  edit Located at the base of the Killington Resort, it is a cozy full service inn. Walking distance from golf course, skiing and summer/winter adventure centers. Vistors can walk or ride the shuttle to the lifts. Restaurant located inside Mountain Inn. It is rated 3 diamonds from AAA.
  • Snowed Inn, (802) 422.3407.  edit Contemporary country style with fireplace en-suite. Featuring a fireplace lounge, greenhouse breakfast room, and an outdoor hot tub. Walking distance: 1.5 miles to Killington Resort, from restaurants and nightspots. Earned 3 diamonds from AAA.

Hotels & Resorts

  • Inn Of The Six Mountains, 2617 Killington Road, Killington, (802) 422.4302.  edit Located one mile from the Killington Ski & Summer resort which offers 90 miles of skiing and snowboarding trails. Family reunions, business and social gathering welcomed. Banquet facility located in resort to accommodate groups of up to 120, with professional planning and catering service.
  • Killington Grand Resort Hotel & Conference Center, 4763 Killington Road, (802) 422.5001.  edit It is the only fulll-service mountainside hotel in Killington that offers suits and rooms with walking distance right to the slopes. It has an indoor heated pool and two hot tubs. Located inside the resort is a restaurant and lounge, exercise facility. Conference, wedding and banquet facilities are offered year round.
  • Mountain Green Resort, 133 East Mountain Road, (802) 422.3000.  edit Located at the base of Killington, it is within walking distance to the slopes, although a free shuttle is provided. Condominium style, each room with its own kitchen, balcony, fireplace and television. From Thanksgiving to Easter, the resort has a full-service health spa with a restaurant and convenience store/deli. Also, inside the resort is a fully-equipped ski and pro shop in each building.

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