Killington Ski Resort Professional Review and Guide
"When you think Killington, you think big. It’s the biggest in the East, and by acreage and number of trails, it’s among the biggest in the country. When Killington opened on December 13, 1958, it had four lifts and seven trails on one mountain. Today Killington has skiing on seven mountains and nine separate skiing areas connected by 107 mi of alpine trails and served by 32 lifts. There is one gently sloping hill, Snowshed, reserved strictly for beginners, with its own lift system and base lodge.
Broad trails, narrow trails, vastly popular trails, and virtually unknown trails are scattered over the seven peaks. People love Killington Road because it houses skiing institutions—the Wobbly Barn and Pickle Barrel dance halls, Casey’s Caboose and Mother Shapiro’s restaurants, plus ski shops and clothing shops and just about every other commercial venture associated with snow. It’s hated for much the same reason: too glitzy, too commercial, and too citified for a ski area in the middle of Vermont."