Killington - Trail, Woodstock, Bikeparks

Killington - Trail, Woodstock, Bikeparks

DESCRIPTION

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 09, 2015]
BluePitch
Weekend Warrior

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.

Customer Service

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.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 01, 2011]
biker
Downhiller

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.

Customer Service

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).

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 04, 2010]
wk662
Weekend Warrior

I'm not surprised by the negative reviews of Killington. It really is the biggest waste of money. You are paying for their name and thats it. It is one of the biggest mountains in the North East and the biggest rip off in the North east. I went once ten years ago to ski and said I would never go back. If money is no object go to Killington if you want to have a good time and enjoy your day go to Highland ,Sunday river or the Kingdom trails

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Oct 29, 2009]
Trailice
Downhiller

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!

Customer Service

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

Similar Products Used:

White face is GREAT also

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 28, 2007]
Eben
Downhiller

I have been a season pass holder for five years, and these trails have only gotten much better over the years. The original trails at the top
have been expanded, you do not have to go on the access road for more than a hundred yards. All the trails off to the left are expert only with a very little climbing. Some are extremely technical but not nearly as hard as some of trails to the right (bear mtn side). Body armor and full
face recommended. Get a map and believe the rating system.







Customer Service

1-4a-cable run-6-9
7-21-11-13

Similar Products Used:

Bolten,burke whiteface

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 26, 2007]
steve
Downhiller

Killington really suprised me. I wasn't sure what to expect because I hadn't heard anything about their riding, and don't know anyone who has ridden it, but the bike park rocks. There is something for everyone, lots of beginner, intermediate and advanced level riding to be had. I was told that most of the double diamond trails are new within the last couple of years but the work that Rosie and the trail crews are doing is fantastic and some of the double blacks are really tough and fun, trail #31 in particular is awesome. There aren't alot of wooden structures but there are tons of natural hits and drops to be had and lots of clssic tech downhill singletrack. Also the place is huge. There is an expansive amount of terrain available to add new trails to an already terrific trail network.
The guys in the bike shop were unbelievably cool. Jon hooked me up with some of the locals who took me down #31 and showed me some of the unmarked trails as well. Vern trued my wheel for $5! We noticed my girlfriend's hub was a little loose and Vern rebuilt it with new bearings while we ate lunch for $15. Unbelievable.
If you ride downhill give Killington a shot, there are no lineups, the staff rocks, the trails are great and improving, accomodation is cheap ($140 per person for two days lifts and two nights in a nice condo, Whiffletree Condos) and a seasons pass is only $99.00.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 23, 2007]
J
Weekend Warrior

Awesome is all i can say. the people there are super chill, the trails are all extremely well maintained. spent the day taking the lift up then bombing down. going past the lift and pedaling up to it is a real pain though so be sure to pay attention. This is deffinately not a beginner hill, bring shin guards, elbow pads, and a full face at the very least, as well as glasses/goggles because you're assured to pick up ALOT of speed.
Additionally watch out for the tourists that decided to rent a bike and ride down once- they seem to have no riding experience and tend to stop just around blind turns!

Customer Service

1-3-2-1 to the lift
1-5
1 all the way down (try laying off hte brakes and seeing how fast you can get down the hill)
1-5-1-6
1-7
didnt try 30 or 31, but the guys i spoke with said they were awesome. you'll have fun so long as you ride within your limits!

Similar Products Used:

Kingdom Trails in East Burke Vermont; further north but worth the drive

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 25, 2005]
ksageneral
Downhiller

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.

Customer Service

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

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 25, 2004]
singletrackjunkie
Cross Country Rider

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!

Customer Service

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

Similar Products Used:

Catamount - Fast and fun. Kingdom trails - Near perfect extremely fun single track.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Aug 22, 2003]
Valerie
Cross Country Rider

Absolutely loved it here! Don't think that just because it's all downhill you won't have to work, though. (I actually made my husband climb the 1800 feet w/o the gondola before we could do any downhilling.) My fave was #13. It was tight and twisty with some great drop offs. And the scenery is phenominal.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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