A February 2005 trip
to Killington by Traveler707
Quote: Killington is the best ski mountain in New England. This was a good weekend for skiing! Sunny and not too cold, with a fresh 12 inches of snow! The gondolas are great!
Hotel | "Cedarbrook Club"
The room was nice and recently redone. It had a private balcony which was nice. We were on the upper floor in a studio. It had a regular queen-size bed. Mini fridge, microwave, etc.
The pool was small but nice and hot. Too hot to swim in, but great for soaking. We were in with the snow falling on us. There weren't really any other activities there but the pool. They had a little clubhouse room with books and magazines and workout equipment, which is where they keep the free coffee. You really don't need much more activities, though, with the skiing right there.
The only bad thing was that they charged us for maid service, but the room was never made up. They said Points people don't get maid service. So we asked what we were paying the $20 for, and they said 'nothing'.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 28, 2005
Cedarbrook at Killington
8463 Route 4
Killington, Vermont 05751
Restaurant | "The Back Behind"
It had a nice atmosphere similar to a Vermont country store, with a lot of wood, exposed beams, a fireplace that was going, and a lot of like those old antique sort of advertisements, license plates, and what not.
The food was so good! They had excellent seasonings. It wasn't inexpensive, but nothing in Killington really is.
Appetizer – pan-seared escargots sautéed in garlic, white wine, chopped tomatoes, and chives for $8
Soup - New England clam chowder (yum!) for $4
St. Louis Ribs (half each) - These were so very good, with meat falling off the bone, and the sauce was tangy, not sweet. They have a hickory smoker out in the back that they do the barbeque on. The ribs are cured overnight and slow-smoked. The rack was $24. A half rack is $15
Entrées come with a crock of their famous coleslaw, fresh bread and honey butter, vegetables, and a potato.
Back Behind Saloon Restaurant
Jct Rt 4 & 100 S, Bridgewater
Killington, Vermont 05034
We had the Haddock filet, which came with fries for $9.95, which was very tasty. We saw some other people getting the wraps and salads, which also looked good. They had a good selection of beers on tap, and a nice cosy fireplace. You could get there by car, but we chose to ski in. You take the Sun Dog trail, and then can take a lift right from the restaurant back to the main part of the mountain.
Bear Paw Restaurant
We went on a Monday at like 4:30pm. It was way, way crowded (I supposed because it was happy hour). They didn't have any drink specials (just the free wings), which you had to muscle your way through to the bar to get. The wings were good, nice and spicy. They didn't let you go anywhere but the bar with your free wings. Tables were for dining only, so it was standing elbow to elbow with your bowl of wings.
My husband wanted to sit down, so we sat in the "caboose" chairs, which was a novelty, and got nachos we didn't want for the pleasure of sitting there. Somebody had left the window open overnight, so it was freezing up there and there was snow on the window sill. The view was nice up there, but otherwise, it was small and cold.
Another novelty is the electric train that goes around the ceiling of the bar. This place is heavy on novelties and light on quality. There are much better places you can go for the money in Killington.
Member Rating 1 out of 5 on March 31, 2005
Killington Access Rd.
Killington, Vermont 05751
Attraction | "Skiing"
There is really something for every level on this mountain, from most challenging to very easy. What sets this resort apart is the great terrain, vertical drop, and the GONDOLAS! It is sooo much better to ride to the top in a nice cozy gondala then freezing your butt off out in the elements on a chair lift. You can gondola all the way to the top! I recommend starting at the Sky Peake gondola as it is close to the highway (so easy in and easy out).
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 28, 2005
Killington Mountains Skiing
2617 Killington Road