Free Amtrak Shuttle Service to Killington

November 23, 2011 No comments yet

Here’s some good news for those of you who take the Amtrak train to Rutland in order to ski at Killington. Gramps Shuttle is offering free shuttle service from Amtrak to Killington in honor of their 10 year anniversary!

Here’s the news:

Announcing Free Amtrak Shuttle Service to Killington in honor of Gramps Shuttle 10th Anniversary!

Starting Monday December 5, 2011 until further notice:

Gramps Shuttle will be providing daily free Shuttle Service to Amtrak passengers arriving on the Ethan Allen Express in Rutland that are going to Killington. Advance reservations via email are required. Non-reservation passengers will be limited to seating availability.

There are some black out dates that will apply. At this time they include December 31, January 1, 10th and 11th, and some select dates in February and March. This program will end March 18, 2012, but is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Call 802-558-1543 for ADVANCE RESERVATIONS or
email: [email protected]

Alpine Inn in Killington Up for Auction

August 24, 2010 No comments yet

Times Argus is reporting that the former 92-room Alpine Inn in Killington will be going up for auction on September 17, 2010.  The hotel is on 5 acres and comprises two three-story buildings (each about 18,300 sq feet), with 136 paved parking spaces, a conference room and breakfast bar. The appraised value is a little more than $3 million.

The Alpine Inn was formerly a Red Roof Inn and before that housed Killington employees.

TripAdvisor currently rates it as #10 out of 15 hotels in Killington, so there may be some work for the new owners to do.

– via Former Alpine Inn in Killington up for auction [Times Argus]

Killington Ski House Available for 2010 – 2011 Ski Season

August 5, 2010 No comments yet

The Snowdaze ski house at Killington is once again gearing up for a great season!  And yes, we realize it is only August, but people are already reserving their spots for the upcoming season.

If you’ve never done a ski share before, feel free to ask us any questions. It’s a great way to meet  a lot of new friends, carpool, socialize, save some money and…most of all… get a lot of skiing and riding in this season!

Check out some of our photos from last season at or join our Facebook group!

Rain and 49 degrees on January 25?

January 25, 2010 No comments yet

Unfortunately, Killington has been seeing heavy rainfall today (1-2 inches predicted) and temperatures of 49 degrees today.  Hopefully this will turn to snow late tonight and snow-making is scheduled to resume on the mountain.

We’ll have to see how the resort base holds up.  We’ll keep you updated…

A Few Spots Left In Our Killington Ski House For This Season

November 24, 2009 No comments yet

As the ski season fast approaches, we wanted to let everyone know that we still have some space available in Snowdaze, our Killington Ski Share House.

A ski share is a great way to take advantage of the winter season.  If you’re not familiar with a ski share, it is basically a way to have access to a house throughout the season.  You share the house with various other young professionals from the New York, Boston, Vermont and Connecticut areas.  Our group ranges from the late 20s to the early 40s, is a mix of skiers and snowboarders, and is about 70/30 singles to couples.  Most people do not know each other before the season and a lot of people join on their own.  It’s a great chance to make some new friends and we’ve even had a few marriages too!

In addition to that, with access to a house, you can get a lot more skiing or snowboarding in for the season. Plus, it’s also very economical – the nightly price is probably the cheapest way to stay on the mountain, many people carpool, and we often cook dinners rather than going out.

The house is just off the main Killington access road and less than 2 miles to the slopes, so we have location, location, location!

Email [email protected] for more info.  Hope to see you this season.

Helmets Required On The Slopes

October 16, 2009 1 comment

Intrawest to Require Helmets for Skiers and SnowboardersIntrawest, a large resort operator that runs Stratton, Mountain Creek, Whistler, and several others, has issued new helmet rules for the 2009-2010 ski season.

Intrawest is recommending that all skiers and snowboarders visiting their resorts wear helmets and have made it mandatory for anyone under 17 to wear a helmet while participating in their Ski and Snowboard School Programs, as well as for all students participating in freestyle terrain park programs, regardless of their age.  Previously, there had been an “opt-out clause” allowing parents to waive the right for children to wear a helmet, but that now has been removed.

Starting in the 2010-2011 season, Intrawest will join Vail in requiring all on-mountain employees to wear helmets.  They will also be placing an increased focus on showing helmets on skiers and snowboarders in visuals for their web sites and advertising.

“Intrawest is working in conjunction with the ski industry to establish important best practices on behalf of our resort guests and employees,” said Bill Jensen, chief executive officer at Intrawest. “Together, we have established a new baseline for helmet use at our resorts that has received strong support from the NSAA and CWSAA. We will continue to work with all of the ski industry associations in the United States and Canada to raise awareness of this important initiative and the obligation of everyone to ski and ride in a controlled and responsible manner.”

We think it’s a positive step that will help to prevent a lot of injuries and one that will catch on at other resorts as well. Killington does not currently require helmets for any mountain activities.

Killington News: Volume 1

October 2, 2009 1 comment

Killington NewsWelcome to the first edition of our summary of weekly Killington news.  Every week we’ll bring you a quick round up the latest news and updates that have been happening in the Killington area. Be sure to send us anything that you would like to have included!

Best of the best: Killington Brewfest 2009 hosts Vermont brewers at the height of their craft [Rutland Herald]
Small batch brews, many made in Vermont, will abound at the 14th Annual Killington Brewfest, and some traditional favorites will return. More then 20 craft breweries are attending this year’s event.

Killington moves to buy land for event tent [Rutland Herald]
Killington took a step toward buying the Fireside Lodge property at 1128 Killington Road. The town hopes to use the land for an entertainment venue. Also visit the town’s web site for the press release and FAQ to get more details.

Troubled Water [Rutland Herald]
The owner of a public water system that supplies drinking water for 180 people and 39 homes in Killington has been fined $12,000 by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources for violating more than a dozen state standards for water monitoring.

Killington Posts Winter Preview and First Snowfall Videos [YouTube]
Killington Resort posts video of the first snowfall of the season and their winter preview video which should really help to get you excited for the season.


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