Foliage Package Deals, Special Events and Scenic Gondola
Rides Highlight Killington for Fall 2004
K-1 Gondola rides offer views of five states and Canada
atop the highest lift-serviced peak in New England
KILLINGTON, Vt. (Sept 15, 2004) - From the end of September and continuing
for about a three-week period, foliage viewing is part of Vermont culture.
Killington again will offer scenic gondola rides on the K-1 and Skyeship
guests to view foliage in the heart of the Green Mountains. From special
hiking, mountain biking and high-energy fun at the Killington Adventure
is no shortage of entertainment. Killington is offering special foliage
from $26 per person per night, which includes lodging and a round-trip
"Sometimes leaf-peepers get to sample a bit of white from Killington's
snowmaking system. These are the first indicators that even though it's
and the opening of the longest ski season in eastern North America are not
away," said Gillis Lynn, vice president of brand management. "The dramatic
are what make the region so unique, and the change in seasons is wonderful
Guests have two options for viewing foliage: a ride on the K-1 Gondola to
Peak, the highest gondola-serviced peak in New England, or on the Skyeship,
travels from scenic Route 4 to the top of Skye Peak.
Atop Killington Peak,
enjoy views of five states and Canada, while numerous hiking trails await
atop Skye Peak. In addition, guests can mountain bike or hike on
trail network via the K-1 Gondola, play golf or mini-golf, ride two alpine
on the climbing wall, skateboard or in-line skate in the park.
gondolas are open
daily during foliage season.
Foliage Gondola Rides
Round-trip rides on the Killington Skyeship, from its base on Route 4 to
the top of
Skye Peak, are available Sept. 25-26 and daily Oct 1-11. Hours are from 10
a.m. - 4
p.m. The K1 Gondola is open daily Sept. 18 - Oct. 11. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5
weekends and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays. An adult round-trip ride is $13,
juniors/seniors are $9. A one-way ride is $8/adult and $5/junior/senior.
trips are available for $31. A family is two adults and any number of
members ages 18 and under.
On Saturday, Sept. 26
The Billings Farm and Museum just north of
hosts "All About Apples." Guests can learn more about this most basic
during the height of apple-picking season. Pruning and grafting
occur in the orchard along with apple tasting, apple trivia contests,
and horse-drawn wagon rides.
Killington will host the 9th Annual Brew Fest on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004.
of the Vermont Chamber's Top Ten Fall Events, the Killington Brewfest
variety of microbreweries and craft breweries from Vermont and New
Happening alongside the Brewfest is the 4th Annual Taste of Killington
restaurants will be offering up tasty samplings from their menus.
Gondola-serviced mountain biking is available via the K-1 Gondola
fall season during the same operating hours as the K-1 Gondola. An all-day
trail access pass is $32/adults and $20/juniors ages 6-12. Half-day lift
access is $27/adults and $15/juniors. All-day trail access without the
lift pass is
$8/adult and $5/juniors.
Mountain bike and equipment rental is available
Killington's rental and repair shop located in the Killington Base Lodge,
the K-1 Gondola. Access on the K-1 Gondola with a mountain bike is weather
Lodging packages are available from $32 per person per night
Killington/Pico Adventure Center
The Adventure Center is open weekends and holidays, Sept. 11 - Oct. 11,
a.m. - 5 p.m.
An All-Day Adventure Center Pass is $30/adults and
48 inches in height when accompanied by an adult purchasing and All-Day
The pass includes unlimited access to K-1 Gondola rides, hiking trail
skateboard/in-line skate park, the climbing wall, the Bungee Thing, and
Slides, scenic chairlift rides and mini-golf at Pico Mountain. Guests may
mountain biking access to their pass for $10.
Killington's award-winning, 18-hole championship golf course is open for
throughout the foliage season. Awarded the 4-Star Places to Play Award by
Digest, the 6,186-yard, par 72 course features mountainous terrain and
the most polished of players while allowing novices to better their game.
Play packages are from $83 and include 18-hole greens fees, cart rental
night lodging. A two-night minimum stay is required.
Golfers can book
Fall Foliage Peep and Ride from $28 per person per night
Rate includes two nights lodging and 1 round-trip K-1 Gondola ride to
to view the autumn colors.
Killington Brew Fest Package from $31 per person per night (Oct. 8-10,
Package includes two nights lodging, admission to the Brew Fest and a ride
on the 1
1/4-mile K-1 Gondola to the highest lift-serviced peak and restaurant in
Romantic Green Mountain Getaway from $116 per person per night.
Package includes lodging at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel, Dinner,
Massage and Welcome Basket.
All above rates are based on maximum occupancy and will vary depending on
property selected and dates of stay.
Lodging is in Killington Resort
Villages. Tax and
gratuities are not included, and some restrictions apply. For more
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