Killington Mountain: Mountain Profile October 20, 2013 in Killington Share ! Killington’s self-proclaimed title “The Beast of the East” is well deserved. For those who have never skiied out west, and even those of us that have, you will be impressed by the sheer size of Killington. For the most hardcore (or spoiled) snow enthusiasts who want to experience great snow within a 1 day trip from NYC, Killington will not disappoint. With five different peaks, six different lodges, numerous lifts and gondolas to get you from place to place and there is always something for everyone. Bring your friend who has never seen snow and they will be riding by the day’s end on the expansive bunny hill, or bring your friend who only rides in the superpipe. Killington truly has it all. For a one-day trip, Killington might be intimidating, but its worth a splurge for a weekend trip. Go to top Trails: 140 22 39 46 34 21 Vertical Drop: 3050ft Average Snowfall: 250” Days Open Last Year: 206 State: Vermont Distance from NYC: 5 hours Lift Ticket Prices: Adult Weekend Lift Ticket (19-64): $89 Midweek: $80 Other Activities: Snowtubing, Ice Skating, 5 Terrain Parks, Cross Country Skiing, Big Air Bag, Night Skiing Transportation Options: The bus companies never leave Killington off their itineraries because it is the best mountain experience within a 5 hour drive from NYC. Located in the heart of the Green Mountains, you can also access Killington via I-87 or I-91. For those of you who don’t mind the commuter experience, take the Ethan Allen Express (amtrak.com) to Rutland Station. From there its about 20 minutes to Killington. Lodging Options: The Killington Grand Resort is the fairytale resort for slopeside living. But if the Grand is too extravagant for your metrocard budget, there are many professionally managed condominiums that are affordable once you have assembled your group of ski bunnies. Because the local shuttle, The Bus, with its psychedelic logo, will take you from the mountain road inns straight to the mountain, Killington makes for a great weekend with minimal driving. We Ski NYC Tips, Tricks, and Thoughts: Most of the skiers and riders are over on Showshed and K-1, but if you are looking for a more peaceful riding experience, make the trek over to Skyship base. Its more isolated and has great long runs and is serviced by the gondola. Peace and warmth! 2013-10-20 dblack87 Share !