Vermont, United States
Killington Peak is the second highest summit in the Green Mountains and in the U.S. state of Vermont. It is located east of Rutland in south-central Vermont. A major ski resort, Killington Ski Resort, nicknamed "the beast of the east," is located on the mountain. Killington is noted as a popular stop on the Long Trail, which here shares its route with the Appalachian Trail. A gondola transports skiers and non-hikers to the summit, which is complete with a restaurant.
For expert skiers looking for adventure and challenge, Killington's slopes have been a mecca since the early sixties. Lodging situations have changed over the years from sleeping on barroom floors and barns on the mountain road, traveling up from nearby Rutland or Woodstock, to now over 120 inns, lodges and condominium complexes, with sleeping capacity to bring the Rutland region's tourist population to 60,000 on a winter weekend.