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zeeden 11-26-2012 09:45 PM

Anyone been to Killington?
 
Planning to go to Killington sometime in February.

In terms of big East Coast mountains I have been to Tremblant, Smuggs and Jay Peak.

How does Killington compare to the mountains above?

I also do not ride any park. Just wondering if its worth making the trip.

Thanks

cd21 11-26-2012 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zeeden (Post 543839)
Planning to go to Killington sometime in February.

In terms of big East Coast mountains I have been to Tremblant, Smuggs and Jay Peak.

How does Killington compare to the mountains above?

I also do not ride any park. Just wondering if its worth making the trip.

Thanks

Best I've been to on the ice coast... had fun on west side of the mountain

sheepstealer 11-27-2012 08:25 AM

Snow: Jay > Killi

Party: Jay< Killi

$0.02,

Sheep

BigmountainVMD 11-27-2012 08:43 AM

I find that Killington is kinda wide and while it has 1 really long trail, for freeriding it is not the best around. The terrain is a little more spread out than I would like. My pick would by Jay if you had a choice.

My REAL vote is for Sugarloaf... :thumbsup: Greatest acreage and steepest terrain east of the Rockies.


http://www.sugarloaf.com/TheMountain...ap-11-12-2.jpg

mjd 11-27-2012 10:30 AM

Killington has the most terrain in NE but it's a zoo. Sugarloaf +1. Saddleback also as it has a serious human being deficit and fat on untracked snow.

BigmountainVMD 11-27-2012 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mjd (Post 544036)
Killington has the most terrain in NE but it's a zoo.

Killington is a zoo and DOES NOT have the most terrain in the east.

Killington --> 752 acres across 7 mountains
Sugarloaf --> 1153 acres across 2 mountains --> second mountain (Burnt Mtn/Brackett Basin) is entirely glades

mjd 11-27-2012 12:03 PM

Right, i was going by overall acreage which is 3,000 according to their website but obviously it's not all developed. Sugarloaf has more trails- and it's a far better place to ride.

zeeden 11-27-2012 12:46 PM

thanks for all the input but i forgot to mention that I am going with a group on a bus so Sugarbush is out of the question.However it does sound like a place that I would like to visit on my own.

I also will be going mid week to avoid the crowds on the weekend.

just wondering if its worth going or if i should just save my money.

neednsnow 11-27-2012 01:12 PM

Killy is fine for a bus trip. You get a variety of terrain, and, honestly, if you catch it on a snowy day, there are some great runs! If you're staying for a day or two, town is a blast, even midweek.

If it is a snowy day, do laps off the SuperStar Quad. Ovation, Skylark, Nowhere, Somewhere, and all the trees in between are great runs when the fluffy fluff is falling. Also, wander back to bear mountain. Everyone is a park rat out that way, so the side trails and trees are often quite tasty. Though Canyon Quad is slow as eff, you can get some good runs on Big Dipper...just go deeper into the woods and wear a helmet.

zeeden 11-27-2012 02:17 PM

neednsnow, awesome tips! How do the tree runs compare to Jay Peak's?


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