Killington, VT

Last weekend, we squeezed in a great family ski/snowboard trip to Killington, Vermont. At three days, this was our longest ever winter alpine adventure. We had been skiing/riding two days in a row a few times, but never three.

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The conditions were pretty good for New England in February. The kids did half day lessons on Saturday and Sunday. Both of those days, the weather was cold and windy (particularly in the morning), but the sky was clear and the sun shone brightly. We rented a condo right off the main Killington access road. We were able to walk to Snowshed and Rams Head base lodges in the morning and we could ski/ride back in the afternoon as a trail went right to the complex.

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On Monday, it snowed about five inches, so there was a layer of thin powder on the slopes. We had a lot of fun spending time going up and down the mountain together. Debbie and the kids ride and I ski.

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Both kids’ skills are progressing nicely. While the kids were in lessons, Debbie and I got a few long runs in together. It was great to be at Killington for the first time in a long time. I only skied there once, and that was 30 years ago. After that trip (my first ever), I didn’t ski for more than 10 years. Then, I had another long break before getting into skiing more seriously as a 40+ year old.

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Debbie is a Killington pro. When I met her in 1999, she was a snowboard instructor at Killington. It was her third season in Vermont. In those days, she spent a lot of time on the mountain. My relationship with Killington is more as a summer adventurer. I did the Killington Stage Race (road cycling) six times (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, and 2000). That’s a lot of Vermont bicycle racing!

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Both of us did the Killington Klimb in 2003. That was a unique Memorial Day Weekend trail running race from base to summit. You were allowed to take any route you wanted and the winner was the first one to the top. Debbie and I also summited Killington during our Long Trail End-to-End hike in 2005. Each morning of our recent trip, she and I got out for a run/ruck. On the last day, we saw a great sunrise.

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We love the Killington area and have fond memories from all of these past adventures. It was great to share them with the kids.

 

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