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Big Snow at the Big House in Killington VT

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Spring skiing at Killington Resort, Vermont

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Looking for a ski hill that makes the most of the "big snow"? Killington Mountain has some of the best vertical and big snow on the East Coast. One hundred and forty slopes, 22 lifts and 71 miles of terrain is enough to keep even the most avid skier or rider busy for at least week - or two. 

Only four hours from New York City, Killington Resort is ideal for end-of-the-season skiing. It's one of our favorite mountains because it's so family friendly and has options for those who "like‘em steep and deep." We love bombing down Super Star like we're Alberto Tomba "la Bomba" and the moguls at Bear Mountain can't be beat.

At our recent visit, we had the pleasure of staying at the Big snow conditions at Killingtonsnow conditions at KillingtonHouse at Killington. The Big House sleeps 30 and is a massive building with four-star accommodations: beautiful bathrooms, sparkling kitchens and super comfortable beds. After a long day of skiing, we enjoyed the easy luxury of coming home to the Big House. We also loved soaking our aching bones in the fantastic outdoor hot tub while watching the children go sledding in the backyard. What's more, there's an outdoor fire pit for the kids to warm themselves after sledding or to make s'mores.

Lift tickets, ski rentals and ski school

  • Forerunner Ski Shop on the access road has great rentals. If you're driving to the mountain, it's probably less expensive to rent them in your hometown and haul 'em up yourself.
  • Lift ticket prices are $80 and you can save by buying in advance. Costco even has 3 day tickets for $189.
  • Parking is tough so be sure to get to the mountain early to get a good spot at K1.
  • The kids programs at Ramshead are excellent. We've used them many times for babysitting and ski school - they serve lunch and even do crafts.

Lodging & food at Killington

Big House accommodationsBig House accommodationsBig House VBRO site - Makes it easy to check out the wonderful accommodations

Killington Grand Resort Hotel - Offers a ski-in and out option but you'll pay a premium for this luxury.

Three fun family restaurants in Killington

  • Casey's Caboose - the food isn't gourmet cuisine but your kids will be excited to sit in a real train car and nobody will blink an eye if they yell.
  • Charity's Tavern - Features yummy bar fare for a perfect family après ski.
  • The Foundry - Serves American Bistro-Style dining with a cheery atmosphere.

Other slightly more pricey options include Sushi Yoshi, Wobbly Barn and The Garlic. For the budget conscious, trade off easy, home-cooked meals with a special night on the town for a treat.

Quick packing tips for Killington

beautiful conditions at Killingtonbeautiful conditions at KillingtonSpring skiing calls for sunglasses and sunscreen for everyone. If your clan is fair, bring some aloe just in case. Since afternoons may be warm, be sure to pack layer options like vests and jackets with zip out fleece so the kids don't get overheated. And pack extra gloves & socks to keep everyone dry. Be sure to take time to pack for what you need as a mom - jewelry, a nice outfit for dinner and toiletries. And don't forget your cell phone charger - you'll want to take lots of pictures.

If you're hoping to push the skiing season as far as you can and want big snow, big vertical and a bigger ski season, book the Big House at Killington for a wonderful family vacation you'll never forget.

About Suzanna Keith

Suzanna Keith @skconceptsSuzanna Keith @skconceptsSuzanna Keith is an experienced marketing professional who believes in revolutionary insights and ideas to grow brands. Her expertise includes researching consumer insights and building on these insights to drive long-term strategic direction in all aspects of brand management. Prior to starting her own consulting company, Suzanna served as Brand Manager for Mitchum AP at Revlon in NY, NY. She has also worked in brand management at Sterling Withthrop and Cadbury Schweppes. Suzanna graduated from Bryn Mawr College and received her MBA in marketing from New York University.

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