Killington Resort – Mountain Biking Mecca
With two dedicated lifts, re-designed and expanded beginner and intermediate trails built along with industry leading designers Gravity Logic, and challenging downhill trails with natural and man-made features, Killington is the place to ride this summer.
• Nearly 2,000-foot vertical drop.
• Trails across five mountain areas.
• New trails in the Snowshed area, including wide, mellow beginner trails, intermediate options with switchbacks and banked turns and of course technical freeride terrain for advanced riders.
• Accessible from two lifts, the Snowshed Express Quad and K-1 Express Gondola.
• Bike shop will fleet of rental bikes, trail, freeride, cross-country and downhill bikes.
• Lessons and tours for all abilities including a Learn to Ride package.
Killington Resort – Summer Adventure Center
Adventure Center Day Passes are available for loads of activities and adventures at the Snowshed Base Area and for K1 Express Gondola rides to Killington Peak. Visit killington.com to learn more details.
• Beast Mountain Coaster – a 4,800-foot-long alpine mountain coaster that will twist and turn through the woods.
• Scenic Gondola Rides on the K1 Express Gondola.
• Skyeride – a 600 feet long, 100 feet high ride that glides at 30 miles per hour, located at Snowshed Base Area.
• Disc Golf at Snowshed
• ATV and Segway Tours
• Roaring Brook Mining – a kid-friendly adventure mining for gems.
• Skyejump – A trampoline and bungee jump system all in one that gives you the bounce and air-time needed to pull of fun tricks and flips.
• Skye Ropes Course – Four-stories high with 42 obstacles to maneuver equals hours of fun for daredevils, climbers and athletes of all ages.
• Terra-Maze underneath the ropes course.
• Fishing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding on Snowshed Pond.
• Plus K-1 Express Gondola Rides to Killington Peak, hiking, mountain biking, and more.
Golf enthusiasts find no shortage of golf courses directly in Killington and the surrounding area. Both Killington’s Green Mountain National Golf Course and the Killington Resort Golf Course consistently draw rave reviews for both the quality of golfing and their extraordinary beauty. We can arrange your golfing package at either of those two fine facilities. Here are some of the many area choices:
• Green Mountain National Golf Course – (888) 483-4653
• Killington Resort Golf Course – (802) 422-6700
• Rutland Country Club – (802) 773-3254
• Stonehedge Golf Course (Par 3) – (802) 773-2666
• Proctor-Pittsford Country Club – (802) 483-9379
• Prospect Bay Country Club – (802) 468-5581
• Neshobe Golf Club – (802) 247-3611
• White River Golf Club – (802) 767-4653
Other Road and Mountain Biking Options
A few of Manfred’s favorite spots:
• For mountain bikers who like moderate terrain, an excellent choice is Pine Hill Park located in Rutland.
• Moderate to semi-challenging mountain biking can be found between Killington and Pittsfield on the Contest Trail System.
If road biking is your passion, here a few suggested loops:
• The Plymouth Loop, a moderate scenic lake route is about 32 miles long.
• The Killington/Ludlow loop through the scenic lake region is about 45 miles long.
• Silver Lake/ Barnard is a 62 mile loop offering moderate to challenging cycling.
• Tyson/Reading is a 45 mile ride referred to as the “Alps,” suggested for expert bikers.
• Killington to Sugarbush is a 120 mile ride including 4-6 challenging mountain gap climbs.
• The immediate Killington area itself provides the cycling enthusiast with lots of challenging shorter climbs. We are happy to provide more detailed biking route information when you get here!
Not only is hiking in the Green Mountains of Vermont great exercise, but also a feast for the eyes with lush forests, wildflower covered meadows, babbling brooks, rushing waterfalls and panoramic mountain views. Not to mention nourishment for the soul. The Killington region offers a cornucopia of hiking opportunities. Here are just a few of the highlights:
• The Appalachian Trail (a scenic 2175 mile national trail which runs from Georgia to Maine)
• The Long Trail (270 miles long and the oldest long distance trail in the U.S.) traverse Killington with popular destinations such as Deer Leap with a spectacular view of Pico Mountain and the surrounding area, bucolic Kent Pond, and the roaring Thundering Falls.
• The mountains of Killington offer a network of trails with stunning views of the Green Mountains, White Mountains, Presidential range and the Adirondacks. If you don’t want to hike all the way up, Killington’s K1 Gondola to the peak can whisk you to a magnificent viewing point.
• Pico Peak Trail provides an exhilarating hike starting at the top of Sherburne Pass with a total distance of 5.4 miles that takes you to the 3,957-foot summit and back.
• The Quechee Gorge hike, 25 minutes east of the Snowed Inn, takes you down 155 feet to the bedrock of the Ottaquechee River.
• Only a 25 minute drive to the north of the Snowed Inn is the easy hike to Texas Falls through the picturesque forest to the breathtakingly beautiful waterfall. And not far away is the Robert Frost Trail, a short, but inspiring walk, punctuated by plaques with verses by the famed poet.
In and Around Vermont
Great events can be found throughout Vermont, both near and far. Make the Snowed Inn your homebase and anchor as you explore the region. VermontVacation.com has a fantastic events list so you can find something that suits you. Summer in the Green Mountains of Vermont – Click Here for Other Activities Throughout the State that you can do when you make Snowed Inn your summer anchor for fun.