also... what attitude at killington? you really caught an attitude from someone that works there?
Sheeky, I've had no probs with the attitude of the lifties or people working the tix windows. The "attitude" I'm talking about is all about the people who ride/ski there!
Getting on the lift is like hailing a cab in Manhattan. Rude assholes, parents yelling at their kids and slapping them upside the head for not having fun, posers in never-been-worn-before gear bitching at you in the lift lines. This isn't an account of one trip...I've been to Killy many times. One of the best trips I've had was an early season run with only a dozen or so trails open, because none of the I-91 assholes were there.
Killington gets insanely crowded with NY/NJ weekenders who don't jibe with the Vermont vibe. It's the Mountain Creek of Vermont. But worse. Killington regularly reports powder when every other VT mountain reports ice or loose granular. Their lifts are archaic. I've personally been stuck for nearly half an hour on the Skyeship gondola, after being the FIRST on, watching first tracks disintegrate beneath me. Then been stuck on the quad later in the day. Again...this isn't a report of one trip, it's indicative of every trip I've ever made to Killington.
Killington lies about their vertical, lies about their snow conditions, and has some of the worse traverses between lifts I've ever seen. Obviously, I just don't like the place. I rode there plenty of times before I gave up on them. I'd rather be towed behind a Yellow Cab through Times Square...pretty much the same experience. If you enjoy it that much, either you like the Times Square experience, or you haven't discovered how awesome the other NH/VT mountains can be.