On the mountain, there are two restaurants with snack bars at Killington base, but if you are looking for splendour, the Birchridge Inn serves gourmet style food, while Hemingway's indulges in four and five course meals.
Pizza Jerk has delicious pizzas and sport on TV. The Outback bar, with its roaring fire, turns into a pizza place once the après-ski revellers have moved on. For a romantic night out try the Cortina restaurant, Peppino's and Sushi Yoshi have also been recommended.
Killington can be lively, especially when the New Yorkers and Bostonians pitch up for the weekend. The hugely popular Wobbly Barn (yes, it's an old barn) on Killington Road has a steakhouse, dancing and a buzzing atmosphere at night. For younger skiers, the Pickle Barrel attracts decent live acts (Ziggy Marley) at the weekend. For club sounds, the Outback and Nightspot have DJs, for Guinness and Irish folk it's McGrath's Irish Pub. Whatever you do don't leave Killington without trying the local Goombay Smash.
A visit to the Retail Outlets in Manchester is a shopaholic's dream with DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger and Nike stores selling clothes at bargain prices. Burlington, Vermont's biggest city is pretty and worth a visit. In Killington itself, you can snowmobile, cross-country ski and ice-skate.
Last Updated: Feb 2010