Killington Adds More Summer Attractions

In 2016, several new summer activities were launched at Killington! Killington invested $5 million by adding summer activities to the mountain to expand the offerings of this four-season resort. Many visitors come to Vermont to enjoy summer and now Killington has a reason for people to stay for a couple of overnights as they soak in all the activities of the area. Visitors are welcoming the new attractions, which have certainly created some new options for summer fun to families with kids of all ages, as well as mountain bike enthusiasts, hikers, and adventure lovers!

The new summer attractions are located in the Snowshed base area, Killington’s new summer epicenter for outdoor activities. At the center of these attractions, the Snowshed Express Quad chairlift operates daily through the summer as a new addition to complement the K-1 Express Gondola, which goes all the way to the peak, serving hikers and expanding access to more mountain biking terrain. There are now trails for all ability levels and nature enthusiasts.

Eight new attractions opened recently, anchored by a 4,800’ alpine mountain coaster experience, a four-story ropes course with 42 obstacles above a 5,000 square foot maze, a 1200’ long Skyeride that seats two guests at a time and rises over 200’ in the air, Segway tours, ATV/UTV mountain tours, re-designed and expanded beginner and intermediate mountain bike trails built along with some of the best mountain biking designed by Gravity Logic, as well as a new BOGS Hiking Center.

“Killington has a whole new level of energy,” says Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort. “This wave of investment is a significant effort by the resort to grow summer business, bring more visitors and extend vacation stays during the summer and fall, showcasing the entire Killington region.”

Mountain Biking Has a New Look at Killington

The Killington Sports retail and bike shop at Snowshed Lodge will feature an expanded fleet of rental mountain bikes including over 50 new mountain bikes from SCOTT and KONA, including youth sizes and accessories like riding shoes and gloves. The BOGS Hiking Center will include hiking shoe rentals, plus hiking sticks, trekking poles and more.

Construction commences during Killington’s spring ski season with phase two of a five-year mountain bike park expansion plan to include riding experiences for all ability levels of mountain bikers. The expansion plan adds new bike trails in the Snowshed area, including lower-ability options, intermediate options with winding banked turns and terrain for the most advanced riders, all of which is accessible by two lifts. This meticulously designed five-year plan will set Killington Resort apart as the leading mountain bike destination in the East.

Grand Opening

The Grand Opening of this exciting new summer activities venue and the kick-off of Killington Resort’s summer operations was on June 26, 2015, with the alpine mountain coaster opening in August. Although summer operations and activities will conclude mid-October each year to prepare the mountain for snowmaking and the winter ski and snowboard season, the coaster will operate year-round.

Major Annual Events

Here are 5 major events that will likely happen every summer in Killington. They include the Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series featuring free live music on Saturdays from July to September, the Dirty Girl Mud Run in mid-July, the Killington Wine Festival also in July, the annual Vermont JerkFest & Reggae Festival in late July to early August, and the Spartan Race in mid-to-late September.

Where To Stay

Our Killington rentals are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable summer getaway. You’ll find fully stocked kitchens, high-speed internet, fireplaces, cable TV, and more! Our properties, with easy access to summer activities in Killington, Vermont, provide the perfect retreat for those who want a relaxing, cozy haven to return to after a day of exploring the beautiful summer offerings. At our Killington, Vermont resort, we offer a range of activities and rentals to cater to all outdoor enthusiasts during the summer season. Get in touch with us today to reserve your next adventure!