Pico Ski Getaways
With close to 1200 acres of terrain, 200 trails, 33 lifts, seven peaks, and a massive snowmaking system, Killington qualifies as big. From Pico in the west (a short drive from Killington's main base) to the top of Sunrise Peak in the east, Killington's trails, slopes, and glades span 11 miles, with something for everyone in between.
From the wide-open gentle slopes of Snowshed to the bumps on Bear Mountain, Killington has it all. And thanks to its size, there are multiple choices for skiers and riders of all ability levels. Looking for miles of top-to-bottom cruising trails? There's all of Snowdon Mountain for you. Need a place to park the whole family? All of Ramshead is devoted to family fun, from the Magic Carpet at the learning center to the high-speed quad that serves acres of low-intermediate slopes. Need to challenge your skills? The Canyon area, Skye Peak, and Bear Mountain offer everything from groomed steeps to wild woods to Killington's signature bump trail, Outer Limits.
Over the past several years getting around Killington's vast terrain has become much easier, thanks to new lifts and trail work. It's no longer necessary to take a long traverse to get from one mountain area to another, and a number of key trail intersections have been reworked to improve traffic flow. As a result, it's easy to pop from one section to another from the top of most lifts, allowing one to sample Killington as if it were a giant buffet.
Bear Mountain is now home to the Superpipe and the major terrain parks. Watch the pipe action in the Athletes Lounge at the Bear Mountain Lodge, courtesy of a big plasma screen. Lower Wildfire features some huge jumps, rails can be found on Bear Claw and a big air venue is earmarked for Viper Pit. Smaller parks will be found on Reason in the North Ridge area and Easy Street on Ramshead.
Six high-speed quads, two heated gondolas, and more than 20 other lifts carry over 52,000 people per hour, which keeps lift waits reasonable, even on busy days.