Killington Ski Resort is a popular ski destination located in the Green Mountains of Vermont, just outside of the town of Killington. The resort is located approximately 2 hours from the city of Burlington and 3 hours from Boston, making it an easy day trip or weekend getaway for skiers and snowboarders in the northeastern United States.
Killington has moderate annual snowfall, averaging around 200 inches per season. The snow at the resort is typically wet and heavy under normal conditions. The ski season at Killington typically runs from mid-November to late April, with the full 1,500 acres of skiable terrain opening by mid January. Killington also has a number of terrain parks for freestyle skiers and snowboarders, featuring a variety of jumps, rails, and other features.
We recently ranked all of Vermont's ski resorts, so you can see where Killington stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Killington is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.
There are numerous options to stay at Killington around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Killington Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Killington has a total of 155 ski trails, which are serviced by 22 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,526 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 618 hectares, 2.4 square miles, or 6.2 square kilometers.
Killington's slopes see on average 212 inches (6.5 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 17 feet every year!
Killington Ski Resort Elevation
Killington Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 4,241 feet, or 1,293 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,165 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 3,076 feet (938 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Killington's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Killington Ski Resort Difficulty Level
67.7out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Killington has 1,526 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Killington's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 43% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 40% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Killington Ski Resort good for beginners?
Killington is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 61% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Killington Ski Resort Location
Killington Ski Resort is located in the state of Vermont, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Killington, VT.
Killington, VT 05751 USA
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Getting to Killington Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Killington Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.67000, -72.78000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Killington, VT to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Killington Ski Resort.
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||123 mi|
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||127 mi|
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||133 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Killington.
|Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional Airport||RUT||Rutland, VT||13 mi|
|Lebanon Municipal Airport||LEB||Lebanon, NH||24 mi|
|Burlington International Airport||BTV||Burlington, VT||58 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Killington Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Killington Ski Resort.
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||53%||14 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||52%||18 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||39%||21 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||60%||31 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||42%||31 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||52%||32 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||45%||38 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||44%||42 mi|
|Woods Valley||Bolton Landing, NY||1,400 ft||33%||45 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||44%||49 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||42%||49 mi|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||32%||51 mi|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||40%||52 mi|
|Willard Mountain||Greenwich, NY||1,415 ft||35%||58 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||59%||61 mi|
|West Mountain||Queensbury, NY||1,470 ft||30%||62 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||59%||63 mi|
|Suicide Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||36%||63 mi|
|Gore Mountain||North Creek, NY||3,600 ft||60%||63 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||57%||64 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||57%||64 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||41%||65 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||49%||67 mi|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||39%||69 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||32%||69 mi|
|Whiteface Mountain||Wilmington, NY||4,650 ft||70%||73 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||60%||76 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||52%||78 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||17%||81 mi|
|Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center||Saranac Lake, NY||2,500 ft||37%||81 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||44%||82 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||51%||83 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||55%||88 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||43%||89 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||48%||90 mi|
|Catamount Outdoor Family Center||Williston, NY||2,000 ft||35%||91 mi|
|Jay Peak||Jay, VT||3,968 ft||50%||91 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||40%||93 mi|
|Berkshire East||Charlemont, MA||1,840 ft||43%||95 mi|
|Four Seasons||Ravena, NY||550 ft||24%||97 mi|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||41%||100 mi|
Killington Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||4,241 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,165 ft|
|Vertical Drop||3,076 ft|
(18% Beginner, 43% Intermediate, 40% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||212 inches|