The lodge is a short ride from Killington’s famed skiing. The season typically extends into April and even in May, if the conditions permit. You can easily access the mountain by taking the lodge’s winter shuttle ($2 per person, one way).
You’ll be within a few minutes drive of Killington’s many golf courses, restaurants, and summer gondolas service.
The pool is open year-round, even in the colder months when it’s heated to 102 degrees.
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Killington, Vermont: Year-Round Recreation near Mountain Known as “Beast of the East”
Throughout the New England, Killington Mountain is known as the “Beast of the East.” It’s home to the biggest ski area in New England with more than 200 trails and six peaks. The lifts here stay open as late as April, and even into May when the weather stay cold. Unlike many ski towns, Killington doesn’t have a town center—in a sense, the mountain fulfills that role. The town’s restaurants, hotels, and stores are mostly found along Killington Road, and there’s a rural atmosphere here typical of the Vermont countryside.
The mountain isn’t just known for winter sports. In summer, visitors trade in skis for golf clubs and head to the Killington Golf Course to take on the par 72 championship course designed by Geoffrey Cornish. It melds with into the mountain’s terrain, and its snowmelt streams and elevation changes make for a challenging long game.
The slopes also set the scene for great mountain biking and hiking. Take one of the gondolas up the mountain and you’ll unlock trails you couldn’t easily get to otherwise. On the K1 gondolas, you’ll get great views of the surrounding states as well as Canada as you make your way to the summit.