Killington Valley Winter Sports

The Killington Valley is the place to be for winter sports! You name it we have it. Not only do we have skiing and snowboarding, but fat biking, tubing, ice skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and more!

Alpine & Uphill

Killington Resort

Killington is known for its diversity of terrain, exceptional snowmaking and grooming expertise, providing skiers and riders of all ability levels a choice of wide-open groomed cruisers, narrow classic New England runs, moguls, steeps and gladed skiing areas. Killington also offers multiple terrain parks including The Burton Stash on Bear Mountain.

Seven mountain areas make up Killington Resort and our sister resort, Pico Mountain. While Pico Mountain is not connected via our network of lifts, it is just 5 miles away and convenient shuttle service is offered daily between the two resorts.

Off-mountain activities include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and ice skating, combined with more than 100 restaurants and bars and shopping options throughout the region, making Killington the top resort in the Northeast for après and lively evening entertainment.

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elevation1Elevation 4241′   levelmixed Easy / Moderate / Advanced  downhill_icon Skiing

Pico Mountain

In 1937 on Thanksgiving morning, Pico Mountain came to life with only a 1,200 foot rope tow powered by a Hudson motor car engine and a lot of love. Since then, a lot has changed. But the love that began more than seventy years ago for this mountain still lives today – and it’s as strong as ever. No other big mountain has such small mountain charm, and no athletes love their mountain quite like Pico skiers and riders.

Families and skiing traditionalists now enjoy 57 trails serviced by seven lifts, including two high-speed detachable quads. Gentle learning terrain, smooth cruisers and classically narrow New England steeps can all be found at Pico Mountain. Even the most selective skiers and riders will be impressed by Pico’s vertical drop of 1,967’ – taller than 80% of Vermont ski areas.

Pico’s central base area, featuring a cozy lodge and stone fireplaces, is just another reason why this mountain is so special. Having all trails converge into one area make it easy to stay connected with friends and family throughout the day. And when it’s time to recharge, you’ll find a variety of culinary options, including homemade waffles, sandwiches, kid-friendly meals and more.

location2 Killington       More Info

elevation1Elevation 3967′   levelmixed Easy / Moderate / Advanced  downhill_icon Skiing

Groomed Cross-Country Skiing

Mountain Meadows

Mountain Meadows Cross Country Ski & Snow Shoe Center at Base Camp Outfitters is one of the oldest ski centers in the country. Located in the heart of Killington right next to the Killington Welcome Center, they offer 32 Kilometers of groomed trails for skate and classic cross-country skiing. In addition, there are roughly 8 miles of marked trails specifically designed for snowshoeing and fat bikes. Dogs are welcome on the trails. Visitors can relax in the Nordic Center warming area or ski through the woods to Mountain Meadows Lodge for a hot lunch and drink. The Nordic trail system is designed to accommodate all levels of skiers and is best known for its rolling beginner and intermediate terrain. Lessons by appointment are available as are cross-country, snowshoe and fat bike rentals.

location1Killington       More Info

distance327 Miles  levelmixed Easy / Moderate/ Advanced ski3 XC Skiing

Backcountry & Ungroomed Cross-Country Skiing

Bessenyey Trail (part of Coolidge State Forest)

This loop trail is located within an area designated for nonmotorized recreation within Coolidge State Forest. The trail is ungroomed and available for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. It begins east of the parking area in North Shrewsbury and offers a quiet winter experience on moderate terrain through northern hardwood and lowland spruce-fir forests

location1Shrewsbury    More Info

distance2Distance: 2 mileslevelmixed Easy / Moderate/ Advanced  trailloop1 Loop  ski2XC Skiing

Gifford Woods State Park (part of Coolidge State Forest)

The park roadways and hiking trails provide an easily-accessible place to try out snowshoeing or cross country skiing. The gentle terrain and wide lanes of the roadways are popular places in wintertime. In addition, the single track Kent Brook Trail and the Appalachian Trail offer more challenging routes.

location1Pittsfield   More Info

distance3Distance: 3 miles   levelmixed Easy / Moderate/ Advanced  ski3 XC Skiing

Brandon Gap

The Brandon Gap Backcountry Recreation Area consists of 4 separate ski zones accessed from 2 trailheads, and connected by the Long Trail corridor. The Brandon Gap Backcountry Recreation Area is located in the Green Mountain National Forest, south of Vermont Route 73 at Brandon Gap. 

The Bear Brook Trailhead, about 1 mile east of the top of Brandon Gap, is the entry point to Bear Brook Bowl and the No-Name Ski Zones.

location1Rochester    More Info

elevation1Combined Vertical 16,000′  leveldifficult Advanced    ski3 XC Skiing

Catamount Ski Trail

The 300+ mile Catamount Trail offers a unique perspective on winter in the Killington region. The Catamount Trail begins at the Massachusetts border and travels north to the Quebec border, traversing the local area between the CCC road in Shrewsbury and Mountain Top Resort in Chittenden. Beginning at the CCC Road, the trail briefly follows a moderately used snowmobile route to reach the CT. It then continues as a remote backcountry ski along the undulating western flanks of Shrewsbury, Little Killington, and Mendon Peaks, before crossing the popular Bucklin Trail and entering the Rutland City Forest. It is mostly at elevations of 2000′ feet or more so good early/late snow is often available. Continuing north from Route 4, the CT follows ungroomed trails, groomed snowmobile trails, and the excellent groomed trails at Mountain Top Resort, featuring wonderful views of Chittenden Reservoir. 

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distance1Distance: 300 miles    levelmixed Easy / Moderate/ Advanced  ski2XC Skiing

Hawk Hill

Hawk Hill is 230 acres of conserved land in Brandon that is owned by Otter Valley Union High School and managed by the Hawk Hill Committee of school, town and citizen representatives who consider the land a key area for wildlife.Hawk Hill is part of a wildlife corridor connecting the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks. Now a place of forests and trails, it was once a thriving community.

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Town of Brandon Hawk Hill

distance2Distance: 2 mileslevelmixed Easy / Moderate/ Advanced  trailloop1 Loop  ski2XC Skiing

Pine Hill Park

Winter sports in Pine Hill Park are awesome when Mother Nature cooperates. The backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking are fantastic. Trails are ungroomed, which creates part of the adventure. Pine Hill Park is 275 acres with 17 miles of primarily narrow, twisty trails. If you are real adventurous on skis, snowshoes or fat bikes, go check out the Redfield Trails and the Carriage Trail. The woods are stunning, you will see many critter tracks, maybe even spot a barred owl, a porcupine or a fisher.

location1Rutland    More Info

distance2Distance: 17 miles  levelmixed Easy / Moderate/ Advanced ski2XC Skiing