Killington Ski Resort

Killington Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Vermont in USA. The resort is in the town of Killington, VT. 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.

Killington Lodging:

Killington Ski 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 square miles, or 6 square kilometers.

Killington's slopes see on average 212 inches (83 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 17 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,526(6 km2)
Annual Snowfall
212"(83 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
4,241'(1,293 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
3,076'(938 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,165'(355 m)

Killington Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
67.6out of 100
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Killington's difficulty level of 67.6 is above average. 83% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


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.

Skiiable Area 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.
18%(275 acres)

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.

Blue Square
43%(649 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
40%(603 acres)

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 nearby the town of Killington, VT.

Killington, VT 05751 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
43.67000, -72.78000

Getting to Killington Ski 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 JetportPWMPortland, ME123 mi
Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA127 mi
Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC133 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 AirportRUTRutland, VT13 mi
Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH24 mi
Burlington International AirportBTVBurlington, VT58 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%14 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%18 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%31 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%31 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%32 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%38 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%42 mi
Woods ValleyBolton Landing, NY1,400 ft33%45 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%49 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%49 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%51 mi
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%52 mi
Willard MountainGreenwich, NY1,415 ft35%58 mi
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%61 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%62 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%63 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%63 mi
Gore MountainNorth Creek, NY3,600 ft60%63 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%64 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%64 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%65 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%67 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%69 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%69 mi
Whiteface MountainWilmington, NY4,650 ft70%73 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%76 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%78 mi
Mt. Pisgah Recreation CenterSaranac Lake, NY2,500 ft38%81 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%82 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%83 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%88 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%89 mi
CatamountHillsdale, NY2,000 ft35%91 mi
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%91 mi
Wachusett MountainPrinceton, MA2,006 ft40%93 mi
Berkshire EastCharlemont, MA1,840 ft44%95 mi
Four SeasonsRavena, NY550 ft24%97 mi
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%100 mi

Killington Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation4,241 ft
Base Elevation1,165 ft
Vertical Drop3,076 ft
(18% Beginner,  43% Intermediate,  40% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,526
Avg. Annual Snowfall212 inches
Killington Ski Resort Mountain Stats