Citing baby boomers as the core of its market, Killington has ramped up its slope grooming, which keeps the trails safer. "Ten to 15 years ago, nobody wanted grooming," says spokesman Tom Horrock. "Now they all do."
Another boomer-driven trend: Fresher on-mountain food. Killington has switched from pre-packaged to freshly sliced sandwich meat, and added freshly made pizzas, a variety of burgers (including bison, elk and ostrich) and bulked up on natural energy bars. With 22 lifts and 140 trails spread over six mountains, Killington offers variety arguably unrivaled in the Northeast. And when real New England weather arrives, skiers can cozy into one of two base-to-peak gondolas, which together access 80% of Killington’s terrain. Those seeking a more mature, refined nightlife should hit On The Rocs Lounge, which features top-end scotches and whiskeys, and tapas in a New York speakeasy-style venue. Off-resort, Riverside Farm, in nearby Pittsfield, offers evening sleigh rides.
Lift tickets: Ages 65-69 pay $67 (midweek), $71 (weekend), $73 (holidays); 70 and older pay $46 (midweek), $55 (weekend), $59 (holidays)
For more information, visit the official site of Killington.