Killington Ski Holidays

Known as the Beast of the East, Killington is one of the biggest and best-known New England resorts for UK skiers.
James Rivers
USA Product Manager
Known as the Beast of the East, Killington is one of the biggest and best-known New England resorts for UK skiers.
James Rivers
USA Product Manager


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  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife

One of New England’s largest ski areas, Killington is popular with British skiers, and the après bars are easily the best in the East.

This large, wooded ski area is the best-known in New England. Whether you’d prefer to ski easy blues, hit the moguls or work your way through the seven terrain parks, we love the wide appeal of this resort.

The well-groomed slopes are great for intermediates, while the Snowshed area is best for families and first timers. Your lift pass also covers Pico Mountain (10 minutes’ drive or shuttle) and Okemo (40 minutes). Both are definitely worth a visit.

With no central village, Killington’s amenities are spread along a five mile road. There are more than 100 local bars, restaurants and nightclubs, with a legendary après scene led by the Wobbly Barn - expect live music and buckets of free chicken wings.

While the local shuttle service is excellent, car hire is a good idea on a Killington ski holiday, giving you more freedom to explore.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Killington Resort Guide

Make the most of your Killington ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

December to April
Nearest airport
Transfer time
3 hours
Car hire
4,215 ft
Vertical drop
3,050 ft
Avg snowfall
21 ft
Ski area
1,200 acres
Ski lifts
31% advanced
39% intermediates
30% beginners


Resort Map

Google piste view


Killington has a reputation for great value hotels, which range from spacious rooms in the heart of the après scene, to peaceful lodgings and slope-side hotels. Free shuttles make it easy to reach the lifts, and all our Killington options have pools and spas for off-piste pampering.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Killington hotels, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

Killington Grand Hotel Exterior
  • Close to Slopes
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Spa
The Killington Grand Hotel resort is ideally located just across the river from the ski base at Snowshed in Killington.


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17/04/2018 Paul Love

Killington ski resort is excellent. This was the first ski holiday for our three children and the resorts extensive network of runs meant that they were very well catered for developing their techniques.

29/12/2014 Kit Smith

Flight to Boston Logan, couldn't have been easier. Reasonable drive to Killington, but it is pretty remote - e.g, nearest proper supermarket is 1/2 hr drive. Killington Access Road is FULL of places to eat or sell you ski equipment, but not much else. Nearest proper town is Rutland, which is worth a visit for any non-skiers in the group. Otherwise, not much for non-skiers. Mountain is well served by criss-crossing ski lifts & routes down; a few v expensive eateries while you are out. My son had a group 'learn-to-snowboard lesson; as it was mid-week, and while the US were still in school, he had the (excellent) teacher to himself. Nearly all the staff are aged about 22, and not too strict about enforcing rules like returning rented kit on time.

18/03/2014 David Brock

We wanted an Eastern US resort to cut down on flight times & jet lag for our daughter (only 4 hours time difference in the second half of March). Killington is probably the best the East has to offer. It's a decent-sized area and very well served by lifts and base lodges, none of which are ever busy (by European standards at least). Kids Ski School was excellent (though one day they broke their "Max 5" promise). We had a couple of adult lessons as well which were good. In our experience there's better snow and off-piste further west if you have the time, but Killington is a good place, with options to day-trip other smaller areas as well.

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