Home to Vermont’s largest ski area, the Killington ski resort, this region also encompasses the smaller ski area of Pico (owned by Killington), as well as the Vermont-sized city of Rutland and the Chittenden Reservoir. The area is also known for its hiking opportunities. Dining, shopping, and nightlife abound in the Killington area. The vacation rentals range from condos with their own pools to homes with indoor pools of their own.
The Rutland area, only ten miles away from the Killington ski resort, offers many cultural opportunities, including concert halls and theaters. The many villages that dot the region are home to a variety of other attractions, such as the New England Maple Museum in Pittsford. Just west of Rutland, the town of Proctor features the Vermont Marble Museum.
For hikers, the Long Trail follows the spine of the Green Mountains through the area and the Appalachian Trail splits off from the Long Trail at this point on its way to Maine. Killington has 95 miles of skiing and snowboarding terrain. In addition to the local skiing and snowboarding at Killington and Pico, it is a relatively short drive to Okemo ski area or Sugarbush ski resort from this region.
Fishing opportunities are also available in the region at the Chittenden Reservoir, Kent Pond, Woodward Reservoir and in streams passing through the Green Mountain National Forest and on various branches of the White River. Golf is offered at the Killington Golf Course and the Green Mountain National Golf Course, and there are 12 area courses just a short drive away. The Killington Music Festival offers Saturday concerts in the summer.
The Killington - Pico region is within 300 miles of Albany, New York City, Boston, and Montreal, and airports in those cities, as well as Burlington, serve the area. An Amtrak train runs between Rutland and New York City.