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Our Proximity to Killington Ski Resort

Snowed Inn is located close to Killington Ski Resort, one of the premier skiing and outdoor recreation destinations on the East Coast. Less than 5 miles from the facility, you can enjoy the tranquility of a natural setting, while being only a short drive from your vacation’s entertainment.

Killington Resort attracts outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world, in every season. It boasts seven mountains, six of which are connected by trails and lifts. The summit elevation is 4,241 feet with a vertical drop of 3,050 feet. It has 92 miles of skiing opportunities, and 212 trails for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and more.

The resort has recreational opportunities for every level of skier and hiker. Challenge yourself on the steeper slopes and trails, or learn how to snowshoe or snowboard for the first time. Between guided tours, expert instruction, and ample opportunities, there’s something for everyone.

Snowed Inn serves as a central hub for it all – we are located next to the bus shuttle and just a mile from the Snowshed. Come relax in front of one of our fireplaces at the end of a fun-filled day!

Fall & Summer Activities

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Killington Resort
Mountain Biking Mecca

With two dedicated lifts, re-designed and expanded beginner and intermediate trails built along with industry-leading designers Gravity Logic, and challenging downhill trails with natural and man-made features, Killington is the place to ride this summer.

  • Nearly 2,000-foot vertical drop.
  • Trails across five mountain areas.
  • New trails in the Snowshed area, including wide, mellow beginner trails, intermediate options with switchbacks and banked turns and of course technical freeride terrain for advanced riders.
  • Accessible from two lifts, the Snowshed Express Quad and K-1 Express Gondola.
  • Bike shop will fleet of rental bikes, trail, freeride, cross-country and downhill bikes.
  • Lessons and tours for all abilities including a Learn to Ride package.
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Killington Resort
Summer Adventure Center

Adventure Center Day Passes are available for loads of activities and adventures at the Snowshed Base Area and for K1 Express Gondola rides to Killington Peak. Visit killington.com to learn more details.

  • Beast Mountain Coaster – a 4,800-foot-long alpine mountain coaster that will twist and turn through the woods.
  • Scenic Gondola Rides on the K1 Express Gondola.
  • Skyeride – a 600 feet long, 100 feet high ride that glides at 30 miles per hour, located at Snowshed Base Area.
  • Disc Golf at Snowshed
  • ATV and Segway Tours
  • Roaring Brook Mining – a kid-friendly adventure mining for gems.
  • Skyejump – A trampoline and bungee jump system all in one that gives you the bounce and air-time needed to pull of fun tricks and flips.
  • Skye Ropes Course – Four-stories high with 42 obstacles to maneuver equals hours of fun for daredevils, climbers and athletes of all ages.
  • Terra-Maze underneath the ropes course.
  • Fishing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding on Snowshed Pond.
  • Plus K-1 Express Gondola Rides to Killington Peak, hiking, mountain biking, and more.
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Golf

Golf enthusiasts find no shortage of golf courses directly in Killington and the surrounding area. Both Killington’s Green Mountain National Golf Course and the Killington Resort Golf Course consistently draw rave reviews for both the quality of golfing and their extraordinary beauty. We can arrange your golfing package at either of those two fine facilities. Here are some of the many area choices:

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Other Road and Mountain Biking Options

A few of Manfred’s favorite spots:

  • For mountain bikers who like moderate terrain, an excellent choice is Pine Hill Park located in Rutland.
  • Moderate to semi-challenging mountain biking can be found between Killington and Pittsfield on the Contest Trail System.

If road biking is your passion, here a few suggested loops:

  • The Plymouth Loop, a moderate scenic lake route is about 32 miles long.
  • The Killington/Ludlow loop through the scenic lake region is about 45 miles long.
  • Silver Lake/ Barnard is a 62 mile loop offering moderate to challenging cycling.
  • Tyson/Reading is a 45 mile ride referred to as the “Alps,” suggested for expert bikers.
  • Killington to Sugarbush is a 120 mile ride including 4-6 challenging mountain gap climbs.
  • The immediate Killington area itself provides the cycling enthusiast with lots of challenging shorter climbs. We are happy to provide more detailed biking route information when you get here!
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Hiking

Not only is hiking in the Green Mountains of Vermont great exercise, but also a feast for the eyes with lush forests, wildflower covered meadows, babbling brooks, rushing waterfalls and panoramic mountain views. Not to mention nourishment for the soul. The Killington region offers a cornucopia of hiking opportunities. Here are just a few of the highlights:

  • The Appalachian Trail (a scenic 2175 mile national trail which runs from Georgia to Maine)
  • The Long Trail (270 miles long and the oldest long distance trail in the U.S.) traverse Killington with popular destinations such as Deer Leap with a spectacular view of Pico Mountain and the surrounding area, bucolic Kent Pond, and the roaring Thundering Falls.
  • The mountains of Killington offer a network of trails with stunning views of the Green Mountains, White Mountains, Presidential range and the Adirondacks. If you don’t want to hike all the way up, Killington’s K1 Gondola to the peak can whisk you to a magnificent viewing point.
  • Pico Peak Trail provides an exhilarating hike starting at the top of Sherburne Pass with a total distance of 5.4 miles that takes you to the 3,957-foot summit and back.
  • The Quechee Gorge hike, 25 minutes east of the Snowed Inn, takes you down 155 feet to the bedrock of the Ottaquechee River.
  • Only a 25 minute drive to the north of the Snowed Inn is the easy hike to Texas Falls through the picturesque forest to the breathtakingly beautiful waterfall. And not far away is the Robert Frost Trail, a short, but inspiring walk, punctuated by plaques with verses by the famed poet.

Visit All Trails for more information and directions.

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In and Around Vermont

Great events can be found throughout Vermont, both near and far. Make the Snowed Inn your homebase and anchor as you explore the region. VermontVacation.com has a fantastic events list so you can find something that suits you. Summer in the Green Mountains of Vermont – Click Here for Other Activities Throughout the State that you can do when you make Snowed Inn your summer anchor for fun.

Winter Activities

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Killington Resort
Skiing & Riding
  • 7 mountains, 6 of which are interconnected by lifts and trails
  • summit elevation 4,241 feet
  • vertical drop 3050 feet
  • 212 trails, 92 miles of skiing
  • 29 lifts (including two gondolas)
  • six terrain parks including Burton’s The Stash, an all natural-inspired terrain park with more than 50 features and two pipes
  • a 430 foot long Superpipe with 18 foot walls
  • annual snowfall is 250 inches

Unquestionably Killington Resort is the premiere skiing and riding destination in New England. There is ample terrain for every level of skier, and an unparalleled snowmaking system provides for the best possible conditions even when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate. Killington’s reputation for the finest skiing and boarding with the widest variety of terrain is well deserved and has built a mighty collection of loyal customers.

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Killington Resort
Other Winter Activities

If you need a break from skiing or riding, Killington Resort offers loads of other options to have fun on and off the slopes during the winter months:

  • Beast Mountain Coaster – a 4,800-foot-long alpine mountain coaster that will twist and turn through the woods.
  • Fat Bike Rentals – Designed for all ability levels, fat bikes have wider hubs and tires than a mountain bike for better flotation and more stability in the snow.
  • Scenic Gondola Rides on the K1 Express Gondola.
  • Skyeride – a 600 feet long, 100 feet high ride that glides at 30 miles per hour, located at Snowshed Base Area.
  • Snowcat Drawn Sleigh Rides.
  • Snowmobile Tours.
  • Snowshoe Tours.
  • Tubing Park.
  • Unique Dining Experiences at the Ledgewood Yurt, the Motor Room Bar, the Peak Lodge, and Preston’s.

To learn more, visit killington.com.

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Cross Country Skiing / Snowshoeing / Snowmobiling / Other Options
  • Mountain Meadows Cross Country Ski Area and Mountain Top Cross Country Resort offer extensive cross country trail systems with breathtaking scenery.
  • Countless additional snowshoeing opportunities for the joy of the outdoors without the hectic pace of the ski slopes.
  • Killington Snowmobile Tours offer terrific one and two hour guided tours through varied terrain for every level.
  • Ice skating on The Foundry Pond or indoors at two rinks – one in Rutland and one in Woodstock.
  • Winter weekends at Marsh Billings Farm in Woodstock.
  • Local theater at Pentangle Council for the Arts in Woodstock.
  • Enjoy your inner artist at the Killington Art Garage on Killington Road.

Visit killingtonpico.org for more ideas and information.