First trip to Killington ... suggestions welcome!
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January 23, 2009
Member since 03/12/2007 🔗
150 posts
Hi all,

I am planning my first trip to out of mid-atlantic area! (Unfortunately, I couldn't go out west yet)

I have the following questions:

- What is the fastest route to get there? Map quest suggests using Rt 149 just before entering Adirondack but Google map suggests taking rt 7 from Albany/Troy area.

- Do I need 4-wheel drive to get to the base of Killington from DC area? (I am thinking about renting a full-sized car -- we have 3 people in the group)

- What are the trails that I should not miss? I consider myself an intermediate rider. I am able to handle all black/double-black trails at our local resorts (whitetail, snowshoe, timberline and etc.)

- Any recommendations about place to eat, Apres ski?

Thanks for any suggestions!
January 23, 2009
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
2,444 posts
The Wobbly Barn on the access road!!
January 23, 2009
Member since 11/14/2008 🔗
366 posts
Hey There,

I just got back from Killington on Tuesday... had great conditions all weekend and the crowds weren't even that bad, but man was it cold!

Anyways, I would recommend taking rt 7 from Troy up to Rutland. It's a beautiful drive if you're taking the trip in the daylight hours. I wouldn't think you'd need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get to Killington unless you end up driving through really heavy snow. I'm always amazed at how quickly and how well they clear the roads up there.

For places to eat I would suggest checking out the Long Trail Brewery, they make some amazing beer and have good food there as well. I ended up coming back with a 24 pack of their blackberry wheat beer wink

My two favorite lifts at Killington are the Superstar Express and the Bear Mountain Quad. If you like glades you definitely should check out Devil's Den and Growler - they don't seem to get very much traffic so you can find a lot of fresh snow there. Pico Mountain down the road is also great if the crowds at Killington get too heavy.

You'll have a great time!
January 23, 2009
Member since 11/22/2008 🔗
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Superstar Lift is a good place to hang, also if there is some natural snow, you used to be able to hike to the peak off of the gondola, not sure if that is still there? It was fun when I went anyway!

Have fun, wish I was going!
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