Skiing & Snowboarding

Got snow? Why yes, we do!

Killington: Skiing & Snowboarding Capital of Vermont

It’s no secret that Rutland County is home to Vermont’s best skiing and snowboarding. Home of Killington Ski Resort, also known as the Beast of the East, our region is a true destination for skiers and snowboarders. Killington boasts five mountain areas and impressive stats: 1,509 skiable acres, 73 miles of trails and 155 trails varying from some of Vermont’s most challenging steeps and glades to several learning areas and terrain parks for all levels. Two gondolas, 20 additional lifts, five base lodges and other on-mountain skier services round out the offerings, making Killington a skier’s paradise. Did we mention that Killington has one of the longest ski seasons in the east? Famous for opening early and pushing closing day into May or even June, Killington is in the business of making its own winter. Plan to extend your trip- there’s more terrain than you’ll be able to ski in a weekend!

Just five miles away, you’ll find classic New England skiing at its finest at Pico Mountain. Although Pico is owned and operated by Killington, it feels like a world away. Pico packs in plenty of action, with 1,967 feet of vertical and 19 miles of trails. You’ll find a variety of trail options to explore, from the narrow, winding trails that made New England skiing famous, to wide racing trails, a learning area with its own lift, plenty of cruisers, and gladed trails for all abilities. Pico’s single base area and lodge has all the services you’ll need. Spend a day or more at Pico and you’ll discover what the locals know- it’s a big mountain with small mountain charm.

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing pack plenty of winter fun without defying gravity on the steeps. Our area boasts a combination of private resort facilities and the unique public-access Catamount Trail for cross-country skiing, and many more places to explore with snowshoes. Regardless of your level of experience, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing provides not only the special experience of exploring Vermont’s backcountry, but also great exercise that the whole family can enjoy.