Killington 1/2 the trails @ twice the price - minus the snowGiven the snow - rain - freeze - repeat cycles coupled with "the largest snowmaking system in the East" which is used at 15% of capacity, I would agree with the posted comments. My preferences are Stowe, Mad River, Jay Peak. But - I have had some great skiing at Killington this year and if you know the typical traffic flow, you can avoid the crowds. Also, when the snow is good, MANY good tree runs (locals with chain saws) not on the trail map. The offer is good for this weekend and conditions are looking better. From today's Basin Ski Shop report (Basin employees, not Killington's):
Today is Ski Bum race day, otherwise know as World Cup Wednesday. The Basin team had a strong showing from everyone and it looks like we may have scored a team victory once again this week. It was hard to even go to the race course with the snow coming down like it was all morning, we all wanted to get our fat skis and go exploring, but the mountain was once again empty so even by 11:30 there was still fresh snow to be had. My favorite run today was Double Dipper, the 6 inches we received earlier this week mixed with the 3+ we had so far today made the snow thick enough to speed check you, but underneath was packed powder so you could just lay out nice turns that were effortless. Superstar had small soft bumps, and Skylark to Bittersweet was packed powder with small bumps forming. Outer Limits and all of Bear Mtn had softer snow but not a lot of bumps so the skiing there was fun. All in all It was a really nice day with no wind and big snow flakes falling at a good rate which was a pleasure to see. It is still snowing currently.
Good or bad, just trying to save folks some $$$$$$.