is best known as one of the greatest ski destinations in New England. Yet beyond the winter season, this mountain has plenty to offer. One of the best activities outside of winter is Killington downhill mountain biking. If you're looking for the same thrills of skiing outside the snowy months, it might be time to check out mountain biking. Keep reading for everything you need to know about planning a mountain biking getaway in Killington.
There are some adventurous travelers with a lot of experience in mountain biking, but if you're trying it for the first time, Killington has the experts and the gear you'll need to get started. Before embarking on Killington downhill mountain biking adventures, you'll need the right gear. The Mountain Bike and Repair Shop
at the K-1 Lodge
has everything you'll need to get started including gloves, helmets, protection gear, goggles, and more. This shop is also home to high-end rentals if you haven't yet invested in your own bike.
As you can imagine, there is a limited season for mountain biking. The time of year after the snow has melted, and the ground has had some time to dry out, is mountain biking season. While this can vary slightly every year, the general rule is that mountain biking season starts July 1 and extends through the beginning of October
(before the snowy season returns). Be sure to check the online schedule before booking a trip; after the summer hours can sometimes be limited to weekends only.
Before embarking on Killington downhill mountain biking sessions, you are going to want to do some research in advance on trails. The Killington website has an excellent map of all the trails with details on each. Here visitors will find 17 trails
that vary in length from .3 to 2.1 miles. Distance isn't the only thing to worry about; you should also consult the color coding that defines how difficult the trail is. Killington
is home to some interesting trail names including Beast
, Foxy Roxy
, and Pipeline
. If anything isn't clear from the map, there are experts on hand to answer your questions.
Trails are broken down into difficulty categories, just like with ski runs. While you might want to challenge yourself during your mountain biking adventure, always start out with trails that you are comfortable on. The easiest trails are marked green
, more difficult trails are marked blue
, and the most difficult trails are marked black
. Before setting off on your first trail, you will also want to familiarize yourself with a few important places on the map including first aid services, the lifts, and where to find food and drink to refuel during your mountain biking adventure.
The experts at Killington will remind all mountain bikers that downhill cycling has its dangers. The terrain is rugged and many people experience falls. Because of the danger with downhill biking, experts will advise everyone to put safety first. Be aware of people around you and don't take unnecessary risks. If you wear proper gear and follow the rules, everyone can have a safe and enjoyable time on the mountain biking trails in Killington
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