Killington Ski Resort Jobs
- Ski Areas: Killington
- Employment: Killington Resort Job Listings
- Population: Rutland 18,230
- Road and Weather Conditions: (802) 828-2648
- Snow Report: (802) 422-3261
- Annual Snowfall: 250″
- Ski Season: Early November to early May
- Chamber of Commerce: (802) 773-2747
- Average Cost 1-bedroom Apartment: $450
- Killington Lift Ticket Prices
- Local Newspapers:
- Rutland Herald – (802) 775-5511
- The Rutland Business Journal – (802) 775-9500
A visit to Killington means encountering lots of people, hotels, condos, and shops and restaurants. The area is close to the city of Rutland, but the ski area is a “city” in itself. It holds little of the quaint, rustic charm usually found in New England ski resorts, but it does promise action and – surprisingly – plenty of room for skiing. Killington has six mountains for skiers to choose from and is the largest ski area in the eastern U.S. The surrounding region contains ancient mountain peaks and clear lakes and streams, and the broad Rutland valley supports rich agricultural fields, orchards, pastures, and meadows.
Many of Killington’s guests arrive from New York City and Boston, as it is one of the closest large resort areas to these cities.
Killington’s higher elevation, as compared to other eastern resort, usually means more natural snowfall and colder temperatures to product snow with their extensive snowmaking system. With more than 80 miles of snowmaking pipe, Killington has become one of the best at snowmaking and has extremely long ski seasons (from early November to early May). Killington’s Snowshed Slope is a great place to learn how to ski and the resort also features green trails off all six peaks. For expert skiers and riders, Killington has 13 tree skiing areas and four terrain parks, including The Stash, an all-natural Burton Snowboards Signature park and one of only five that exist on the world. Every ability level is accommodated, however, and if a skier is unchallenged with one mountain, he or she can easily detour to any of the others. The mountains offer 3,150 vertical feet and 71 miles of trails and open slopes. In addition, there are over 110 kilometers of cross-country ski trails nearby at Mountain Meadows and the Mountain Top Inn
Ice skating, sledding, sleigh riding, and winter camping make up the list of winter activities in Killington. There is an indoor hockey rink in the city of Rutland and bowling as well. The Pico Sports Center is a full-service spa and workout center, and nearby Manchester has a sixty-outlet mall for a shopping bonanza. To get out of the area, take an excursion to nearby Vermont towns like Woodstock, a beautiful village with many art galleries and shops. The Pico ski area is also nearby for more skiing opportunities.
Vermont’s green beauty is displayed in full force during the summer, especially in this area, the southern tip of the Green Mountain National Forest, (802) 747-6700. Mountain biking, hiking, golf, swimming and fishing can be found here in the summer. Try the locals’ favorite summer spots, Buttermilk Falls and Clarendon Gorge near Rutland, for a waterfall and cliff-jumping experience. Marble quarries, beautiful lakes, hiking along the Appalachian Trail, (304) 535-6331, antique shopping, and biking are just a few of the activities in the area.
Over sixty area restaurants satisfy every taste bud, and many cater to those with tight budgets. Charity’s has nightly specials and fun happy hours. Casey’s Caboose is a restaurant at the base of the mountain that has amazing appetizers and an après-ski atmosphere. At night, you’ll find a roaring fire and spirits to warm even the most chilled body (and it can be cold and wet) at the Pickle Barrel lounge. The Wobbly Barn is rowdy and The Grist Mill has karaoke and a lot of tourists.
Killington is conveniently located at the junction of U.S. Highway 4 and Vermont Highway 100 (considered one of the most beautiful roads in the U.S.) in Sherburne. Traveling by airplane to the resort is done by flying into Vermont’s Rutland Airport, eighteen miles from the mountain. Cape Air offers flights daily from Boston’s Logan International Airport, which is served by many major airlines. Shuttle buses are available to get you from the airport to the resort.
The Bus, (802) 773-3244, the largest public transportation system in Vermont, offers transportation throughout the Killington and Rutland regions.
This area has become very popular for tourists in both winter and summer. In addition, many people spend entire ski seasons and summers here, so it may be hard to find long-term rentals within your price range. Contact a local realtor and check the classified sections to secure housing in advance of your arrival.
Thirty-one percent of Rutland’s employment is in the services industry and 19 percent in retail trade. The area has several employment services to aid in job hunting, including the Vermont Department of Employment and Training, (802) 773-5837; and Kelly Services, (802) 773-7205. There is also an out-of -season job fair for summer employees. Killington Resort lists all job openings on line at www.Killington.com (802) 422-6100.