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Killington

Average Rating:    (4.51 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 45

Mucho Trails. People inthe NE used to rave about Mt. Snow, but Killington has gotte their act together and in the last 2-3 years has created a bunch of great singletrack trails. They maintaint them superbly, too. Stuff for all levels and abilities (maybe not beginners). (I am talking XC - the downhill is suppesed to be great too) I am the last person to hype a big moutain corporation's stuff, but in the name of fun I figered I had to post this network of trails.
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Latitude
43.61756087577976
Longitude
-72.80141830444336
Trail Directions
I-89 to Rt 4, to the access road. It's easy to find.
Trail Length
40 + l=miles claimed
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Woodstock
State/Territory/Province
Vermont
Zip/Postal Code
05751
Country
United States
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Review Date
December 9, 2015

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: BluePitch ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I just started going back to Killington after moving back to the Northeast. It's been a good 6 years since I rode hear and things haven't really changed. Gravity Logic is now helping build the trails and the focus is making the mountain enjoyable for all skill levels. Now that the bike shop is at Snowshed and the new trails are finished this place is more fun than ever. You used to have to be really good to ride here, now you can be a pro and a beginner and find something fun.

Recommended Route:
I'm hooked on Blue Magic and Step It Up. I could ride these all day and never get tired. If you want the old ultimate challenge head up the Gondola and hit some off the upper trails.



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Review Date
June 1, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: biker ,  Downhiller

Summary:
very awesome place. tons of trails, many of which are steep and rocky. the singletrack down is rocky, technical, and full of awesome features. definately try going here.

Recommended Route:
Best trails:
10-13, 18, 20, 21, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34
also try the all mountain riding (with climbing) below snowshed mountain if you like that kind of thing. (you also don't need a lift ticket for it).



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Review Date
October 29, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Trailice ,  Downhiller

Summary:
What can you say about the highest liftserve in VT. I have been riding here for 9 years and seen the progression of trails. The one man trail crew with the help of locals have made this place truly amazing.
They have concentrated on the east side for the last couple of years, bringing some very gnarly and steep trails on that side.You can ride a FULL day and not really repeat any trails just on the east side. Bring your armor and leave your fear at home. Remember speed is your friend!

Recommended Route:
East side anything in the 30's, 30-34.
West side 7 to 21 or 7 to 11

Other recommended trails in the same area:
White face is GREAT also



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Review Date
July 25, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.67 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: ksageneral ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Lots of good runs with some new trails put in this year. Top 1/3 is loose gravel work road then the options start. Go left and hit the expert runs, go right and hit a mixed bag of runs. Not really any beginner terrain, seeing as its a mountain, but thats fine with me. The new steep runs are pretty damm good, steep and technical, some are fast and flowy, but one is total gnar. There are also a bunch of great cross country trails below the lift, only problem is the climb back to the lift, so they are always empty which is cool.

Recommended Route:
downhillers route is 1 to 4 to 30, and then next run try 1 to 3 to 32. Try 7 on the other side to 21, now no more climbing up to get the north side trails



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Review Date
September 25, 2004

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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2.90 of 5, 10.00 votes

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Reviewed by: singletrackjunkie ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I had high hopes for Killington. After the fast and fun Catamount trails and the near perfect Kingdom trails, Vermont was looking to be a mountain biker’s heaven.

It was a beautiful drive to the mountain on a perfect day. I got to the mountain and saw only 2 other mountain bikers in the parking lot of about 15 cars. After paying $32 for a full day lift ticket I got on the gondola and had a scenic ride to the top. The lift operator at the top confirmed that I was only the third mountain biker there that day. The rest were hikers and people just riding the gondola. They had to have lost thousands being open for only a handful of people. Then I started down. The top 2/3rds of the mountain is all loose gravel roads. In my opinion, not the best mountain biking. Then I got on the #6 trail which was technical single track. Some parts were difficult but not too bad, but very few parts were the slightest bit fun. It was just technical. I love technical but this was like work. The trail wasn’t planned out well and was in desperate need of maintenance. Plus, the constant braking wreaked havoc on my knuckles. I'm afraid to see how much brake pads I have left. And the whole 20 minutes down I never broke a sweat. The rest of the day I explored the mountain in search of some descent trails. Thankfully I found that the trails below the lodge were tolerable but still not up to VT standards. I also found a couple of closed trails that the guy in the shop never told me were closed.

Killington is so huge. I was surprised that they didn't open up more of the mountains to biking. Only one mountain was open with mostly loose gravel roads. It’s like opening the mountain to biking was an afterthought. They could have a 20 mile trail that snaked across the mountains down to the base lodge if they wanted to. They only have one trail that is away from the ski slopes. The rest of the trails near the ski slopes were not woodsy at all. It reminded me of when I rode through the coal strippings in PA. Kingdom trails has 20 times more single track that is a thousand times more fun and in much better shape for less money.

I think this experience has turned me off of ski resort biking forever.

Bottom line: Complete waste of money. Head up to Catamount or Kingdom trails if you want to have fun.

Oh and the "Adventure Center" is a joke. One small waterslide, a pathetic rock wall, and what looked like a kindergardener's skate park isn't worth the extra $8. Thank God I didn't go for that!

Recommended Route:
Save your money and stay off the top of the mountain if you want descent single track.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Catamount - Fast and fun.
Kingdom trails - Near perfect extremely fun single track.



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