Although 53 trails, 7 lifts and 17 miles of terrain is enough to keep even the most avid skier or rider busy, vacations are not measured by numbers alone.
Shops, entertainment, off-mountain snow activities, museums and local nooks and crannies present endless opportunities for a well deserved day away from the slopes. Take a break and check out the natural beauty that surrounds us, stunning at any time of year. Vermont displays a quiet beauty in the winter, from covered bridges heavy with fresh snowfall to hillside farms and quaint towns. Stop along the way at a brewery for a craft-brewed sample.
GREEN MOUNTAIN ROCK CLIMBING CENTER*
A Vermont indoor climbing experience, Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center is located right on Woodstock Ave. (Route 4) in Rutland, VT. Just a short drive from Killington, offering 30 top rope stations, lead climbing, bouldering and private instruction. (802) 773-3343
Heritage Hills Farm Route 4, Mendon, VT (802) 855-8684
Mountain Top Inn Mt. Top Road, Chittenden (802) 483-2311
Hawk Resort Route 100, Plymouth (802) 672-3811
Ludlow-Brickyard Farm, Ludlow (802) 228-5032
Kendron Valley South, Woodstock (802) 457-1480
Guided snowmobile tours through the Calvin Coolidge State Forest and Park System offer some of the most breathtaking Green Mountain views in the entire state. Miles of groomed and maintained trails twist and wind through forest land. (802) 422-2121
SNOWSHOEING* & NORDIC SKIING*
For those who want to provide their own power on a journey through the woods, snowshoeing and Nordic skiing are natural ways to experience the Green Mountains.
Mountain Meadows, Route 4, Killington, (802) 775-7077
Mountain Top Inn, Mt. Top Rd, Chittenden, (802) 483-2311
Moonlight Snowshoe Tours, Riverside Farm, Pittsfield, (802) 746-8822
THEATRE AND THE ARTS*
Rutland’s historic Paramount Theatre is open year-round and has attracted the likes of bluegrass favorites Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas, plays by Neil Simon, family favorites like Pinocchio and Peter Pan, and just about everything in between. 802-775-0570
*Not owned or operated by Killington/Pico Ski Resort Partners, LLC.