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Skiing Killington: the complete guide

Where to stay, what to do and where to eat on your winter getaway.

JQ Louise
Katie McAleer
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JQ Louise
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Katie McAleer

If you’re looking to ski the east this season there is no better destination than Killington Resort! Known as The Beast of the East, Killington has 155 trails and 22 lifts with Killington Peak reaching 4,241 feet in elevation. Outside of world class skiing and snowboarding, Killington offers the best après ski and resort night life in New England. No need to be overwhelmed by the Beast, we’ve broken down everything you need to plan the perfect Killington getaway. And if you are looking for other mountains to try this winter read our guides to Stowe and the White Mountains and if you’re not a skier there are plenty of other getaways you can take from Boston this winter as well! 

Where to stay in Killington

Killington Grand Resort Hotel

Killington Grand Resort Hotel
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228 E Mountain Rd, Killington, VT
Killington's only full-service mountainside hotel features convenient ski-bridge access to the slopes from December-March. There is an outdoor heated pool onsite and two hot tubs along with fire pits so guests can relax after a day on the slopes. Guests can enjoy a number of dining options right on site or opt for room service! The complimentary shuttle bus can bring skiers and snowboarders to the different base lodges so they can hit the slopes.

The Mountain Inn

The Mountain Inn
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47 Old Mill Rd, Killington, VT
Located right across the street at the base of Killington Mountain, The Mountain Inn offers stunning views and amazing service. The team at this dog friendly hotel treats every guest like family and by the end of your trip you will feel right at home. Fuel up every morning with the free continental breakfast and then their free shuttle will take you over to the Snowshed base lodge. When you get back from a day of skiing, store your gear in the convenient ski lockers and enjoy dinner drinks and live music at the onsite distillery or relax in the outdoor heated pool.

Snowed Inn

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104 Miller Brook Rd, Killington, VT

This recently renovated bed and breakfast is the perfect spot to stay if you want to have a romantic getaway in the mountains. Before you hit the slopes enjoy complimentary breakfast and when you get back relax in the outdoor hot tub or curl up by the wood burning fireplace in the lobby. They have a great wine bar which is the perfect spot for date night or a drink after a day on the slopes.

Where to Eat and Drink 

Wobbly Barn
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Best Restaurants

For when you’re done on the mountain for the day and ready for dinner, Killington has some amazing restaurants to choose from.

Wobbly Barn Steakhouse

2229 Killington Rd, Killington, VT

The newly redesigned menu features a variety of certified angus beef cuts, rich, creative appetizers and inspired desserts. The Wobbly Barn is the perfect place for family dinner, open 4-9pm Sunday-Thursday and 4-10pm on Friday and Saturday. They do not take reservations so try and get there early. If you’re planning on having a few drinks or going out after call the Wobbly Wagon for a ride!

Sushi Yoshi

1807 Killington Rd, Killington, VT

Offering traditional sushi, hibachi, and chef special fusion cuisine, Sushi Yoshi is a Killington favorite! Choose to sit at one of their hibachi tables for dinner and a show or take a seat at the sushi bar. They also offer catering or can host large parties in private rooms if you’re looking to get a bigger group together.

The Foundry at Summit Pond

63 Summit Path, Killington VT

The perfect spot for date night or a nice dinner with friends. The Foundry offers rustic fine dining in a beautiful setting and they have live music on the weekends. Make sure you save room for dessert, the maple crème brulee is a must!

Best Après

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When you’re on the mountain and need to take a break to warm up, recharge and relax before hitting the slopes again.

Ledgewood Yurt

A unique slope side dining experiences, the Ledgewood Yurt offers ski in/ ski out dinning along the Northbrook trail. Enjoy a mulled wine or the Yurt’s famous Maple Shake while you warm up by the wood burning stove. Officially opening Friday January 12!

Peak Lodge

Take the K1 gondola to the peak of Killington Mountain and enjoy drinks and lunch at 4,241 feet. Take in the amazing views and enjoy a spiked hot chocolate. It may not seem like the obvious choice at the top of a mountain in a land locked state, but the fish tacos are amazing! 

Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar

Located at the K1 base the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar is the ultimate après ski spot. Enjoy great views of the Superstar trail and live music while you sip on beer, wine or a specialty hot cocktail.

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Best Nightlife

Pickle Barrel

1741 Killington Road, Killington VT

Killington’s largest night club, features 4 bars and 3 levels of dynamic entertainment space, performance stages and dance floors. The club is 21+ and if you need a ride to or from call the Barrel Rider shuttle for a ride! 

Killington Distillery

47 Old Mill Rd, Killington, VT

Located at the base of Killington Mountain, the distillery has live music Thursday-Saturday and has an open mic night on some Sundays. Make a reservation for dinner or stop by for drinks, all cocktails are made with their inhouse spirits!

Wobbly Barn

2229 Killington Rd, Killington, VT

Yes, the same Wobbly Barn you just had an amazing steak dinner at. Down stairs may be a great place for family dinner but starting at 9pm the upstairs becomes a hot live music venue. If you had dinner be sure to ask your server for a voucher to get into the club so you don’t have to pay the cover charge. When your done dancing the night away the Wobbly Wagon will take you home.

Events to check out this season

Subaru Winterfest

February 2-4, 2024

A one-of-a-kind music and mountain lifestyle tour taking place at the K-1 Base Lodge. Come with friends, family, even your pup for the free event! Top industry vendors will be on site doing gear demos, daily giveaways and treats. Check out the full schedule of events here.

Party in the Peace Park with Danny Davis

February 10, 2024

Shred with pro snowboarder Danny Davis in Killington's Peace Park. Come for the smooth transitions, stay for the autographs, live music and complimentary burritos courtesy of Mountain Dew. Join the party to the left of Peace Park and grab a free meal and some Mountain Dew merch while supplies last. 

Tell a Friend Tour with Andy Parry

February 18, 2024

Come ski with Andy Parry and the Tell A Friend Tour crew at one of the Woodward Killington Mountain Parks. Guest skiers at this event will include:

  • Will Wesson
  • Kevin Merchant
  • Pat Ring
  • Kale
  • Simon Glass
  • Andy Parry

Get all the details here.

Ski VT Specialty Food Day

March 8, 2024

This pop-up farmer’s market style event showcases all the unique things that Vermont has to offer, right at the K-1 base lodge. Sample various sweets and treats and go home with some too! Get all the details and see a full list of vendors here.

Get the Girls Out!

March 8, 2024

Killington is celebrating International Women's Day with a women-led event for telemarkers, skiers, and snowboarders of all levels! The day will be filled with group rides focusing on different aspects of skiing and riding at the mountain, all followed by an après party featuring music & raffle prizes. See the full schedule of events here.

Pond Skim

April 13, 2024

The annual spring Pond Skim returns to Killington. Whether you choose to participate or spectate its sure to be a party! If you do want to compete, make sure you register early. Get all the details and register for the competition here.

Other Winter Activities  

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Explore the ski trails after hours on a snowmobile tour! Starting at $119 per person, Snowmobile Vermont offers 1 hour and 2 hour tours and offers a kid friendly option. Be sure to book in advanced as they do sell out.


The Killington Tubing Park is the perfect way to let loose. Sessions are an hour long and must be booked in advanced online. When you’re done tubing head into the Clubhouse for pub style entrees, snacks and drinks.

Spa at the Woods

Need some pampering after a few days on the slopes? Book yourself in to The Spa at the Woods, get a massage, facial or manicure. They also offer spa packages so you can indulge in multiple services in one visit. When you're done spend the rest of the day enjoying their indoor pool, dry sauna and eucalyptus steam room.

Looking for other skiing in New England? Check out our complete guide to skiing the White Mountains. If you’re not a skier there are plenty of other getaways you can take from Boston this winter.

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