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Anyone Ski in Vermont? - February 28, 2011, 08:41 PM

I am looking for opinions about going to Kilington to ski; well actually snowboard. It will be me and one or two of my boys for a long weekend in the next couple of weeks. I kinda got into snowboarding this season and want to go hit some more serious slopes. From checking it out online it looks cool, but figured some one here would give me the scoop (slopes, accommodation nightlife, etc).
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February 28, 2011, 09:30 PM

been to sugarbush.. not too bad of an area. not too expensive to stay and a good variety of slopes
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February 28, 2011, 10:03 PM

Went snowboarding in Killington two years ago. We had a great time, wasn't too crowded, but it was COLD! Like -15 or so. If you blinked without goggles on your eyelashes would stick together. We were there in early January, so its prob not that cold right now. We stayed at a lodge that was ski in/out. It was great to hit the designated trail to your condo area and literally ride from the top of the mountain all the way to your door (if you carried enough speed.)

Not a huge nightlife, but there are some really good restaurants to check out. We went to one steakhouse our first night there, and then went a sushi steakhouse another night. The food options for going out were a little expensive, but we were on vacation, so what the heck.

They were making snow when we were there, but it was so cold that it actually came out pretty close to fresh powder and not man made ice ice chunks. It definitely has my recommendation.

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Burton has a terrain park up there called 'The Stash' -- lots of wood ledges and other fun stuff


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February 28, 2011, 10:11 PM

Killington is the BOMB. Considered by many to be the best mountain in all of Vermont.

Mt Snow is also a great place. Both are top 5 in VT.

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March 1, 2011, 08:43 AM

I went to mt snow this past winter. I've never been to killington but mt snow was great. They have a whole side of the mountain dedicated to terrain park stuff which was so much fun.
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March 1, 2011, 09:21 AM

I spent 20-something days at Killington last year. A college pass was only $300 and change (works for grad students, too).

Lodging ranges from $40/night motels a little way up Route 4 (10-15 minute drive to the mountain in the morning) to pseudo ski in/ski out condos to the Killington Grand Lodge at the base of Snowshed lifts.

The apres scene varies depending on time of year and weekend/weekday. On weekends, both Snowshed and K1 will have live music and a robust crowd. I usually stop and have a few beers before heading out.

You should hit the Longtrail brewery for food one day. They have this little pub in the back of the place that serves great food and cheap beer. You won't regret it.

Nightlife on crowded weekends (spring break, etc) is great. The Wobbly Barn and Pickle Barrel will be packed with Jersey Shore-esque wasted girls. If you don't partake, it's fun to watch.

The mountain has a wide variety of terrain, though nothing crazy. You might find a few 5-footers (though there is a pretty decent cliff in the middle of Devil's Fiddle), but they don't have the chutes and drops that a place like Magic Mountain or Jay Peak has. Stash park is a lot of fun, with features as big as 20' gap jumps.

Conditions vary a ton depending on weather. I've seen 15" of fluff on top of boilerplate ice to generic boilerplate ice and -10 degree temps to 5' of wet, heavy stuff inside a week, and everything in between.

It's about the best compromise you're going to find in Vermont and the best place to take a group with a wide variety of skill level. They don't have the crazy steeps some places do, but they do have pretty much everything else.

Go do it. Coming from Whitetail/Roundtop, you'll be happy with whatever you find.


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Haven't been there but it's on my bucket list. I've heard a ton of good things about that place. Enjoy.


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March 1, 2011, 02:53 PM

+1 Just go, you'll have a blast. I've been there, Bromley, Jay Peak (best glades in the east) Mt. Snow... I'm actually going to Smuggs in 3 weeks for my annual trip.


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March 1, 2011, 06:38 PM

Thanks for the info. I knew you guys would come through with the real scoop. I cant wait to go.
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March 1, 2011, 06:42 PM

I really enjoyed it when I went with my boys but that was a decade ago lol.


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I really enjoyed it when I went with my boys but that was a decade ago lol.
no editing needed lol ... oh you.


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