Killington Resort Announces New Cutting-Edge Summer Activities, Enhancements And Investments
Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America and a four-season outdoor playground on 3,000 acres in Central Vermont’s Green Mountains, is unleashing new summer attractions and facility enhancements to raise the level of thrills during its growing summer events calendar. Since 2015, Killington has invested more than $5 million to enhance warm weather offerings including mountain bike park, adventure center and other attractions.
The Killington Bike Park expansion continues into the fourth phase of a 5-year build out designed by Gravity Logic, a world leader in the design of sustainable progressive mountain bike trails for summer resort operations. Summer additions include three new downhill mountain bike trails being built on Ramshead, with a late August expected opening that will grow the park to 29 different trails and just over 30 miles of biking terrain. The park also features new bike trays on the Ramshead and Snowshed chairlifts to increase uphill carrying capacity. An additional skills track and trail modifications upgrade the experience on the park’s Snowshed terrain. In all, more than $500,000 has been invested in the Killington Mountain Bike Park for this season.
“We’re continuing to add more attractions and events to further solidify Killington Resort as a year-round destination for the adventurous, families with children and all types of entertainment lovers,” said Michael Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort. “Investing in the resort with more summer entertainment provides greater options for guests throughout the calendar year and further cultivates tourism for Killington and the surrounding region.”
Killington’s summer energy epicenter is the Snowshed Adventure Center, featuring more than 20 attractions for all ages, a full-service retail and mountain bike shop, and easy access to the Killington Golf Course, Snowshed Express chairlift and adjacent mountain bike trails, plus the “Cooler in the Mountains” Concert Series venue.
A brand-new attraction this summer is sure to bring new thrills to those at the Snowshed Adventure Center. Flyboarding makes its debut, allowing guests to defy gravity and hover over Snowshed Pond. Operated by Flyboard of Vermont, the Flyboard is a personal water craft accessory that uses water jet propulsion technology, allowing the rider to “fly” above the water.
Additional attractions added to Snowshed Adventure Center include Low Impact Paintball, Laser Tag, a playground for kids and a bocce court. Golfers have not been forgotten as the Killington Golf Course welcomes a new fleet of golf carts.
Once again, the “Cooler in the Mountains” concert series will bring top national music acts to Killington and features an expanded eight-week schedule every Saturday from mid-July to Labor Day. The star-studded free concert series kicks-off on July 15 with a performance by singer-songwriter and New England native Ryan Montbleau. “Cooler in the Mountains” shows begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Showshed Base Area and a full concert schedule is available at www.killington.com/events.
Other signature events for the season include the Killington Wine Festival from July 14-16 and the all-new Under Armor Mountain Series from August 18-20. Looking ahead to autumn, Killington will host its annual Brewfest on September 30 and the WitchCraft fall festival leading into Halloween.