It’s that time of year again. The cold weather has finally pushed its way south, meaning that it’s ski season in New England! The snow flurries may not be quite as frequent as they were this time last year, but the feeling of being on holiday in the country persists, and it’s not just the gentle nip in the air that brings it to life. The resort is vibrant with new life – both at the top of the mountain and in the town below. The town is alive with bustling streets and lively pubs, while the mountain top is alive with the sound of skiers and snowboarders zipping around the slopes.
Isolated as it is, Killington is often hailed as the Vermont ski capital. With an incredible amount of snowmaking machines and a skilled staff, the slopes are perfectly groomed for skiing and boarding all year round. While some resorts get a bit of a reputation for being dangerous or challenging, Killington prides itself on safety – especially during busy periods. The slopes are alive with people, making it one of the largest ski resorts in New England.
And what about the ski season? Is it now time to go running around the mountain, sliding on a magical carpet or hunching down into a snow hole and hibernating? The truth is, it’s a bit of both. When does the Killington ski resort open? You’ll have to check the website or consult the Times Guide for details. In April, the resort opens for the final day with the Little Switzerland Open before closing for the season. The following month, the streets and attractions of the town become a bit more lively as the annual Killington Bike and Ski Festival takes place. Finally, from mid-December to the end of the month, the slopes are open for the skiing season, which in any case has just begun. So whether you’re a seasoned skier or a beginner looking for some confidence-boosting skiing, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Killington!