Slide, Hike or Ride – Killington Resort and Pico Mountain Offer Summer, Fall Foliage

By AlpineZone News |
May 23 2006 - 05:38 PM

KILLINGTON, Vermont ??” Summer fun rolls on long after the snow melts from the slopes of Killington and Pico Mountain as the Killington-Pico Adventure Center offers many entertaining activities for parents and children alike.

MOUNTAIN BIKING
K-1 Gondola-serviced mountain biking on 45-plus miles of challenging single track, meandering double track and scenic service roads is available via the K-1 Gondola from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. An all-day lift and trail access pass is $35 for adults and $22 for juniors ages 6-12. Half-day lift and trail access is $27 for adults and $15 for juniors. All-day trail access without the lift pass is $10 for adults and $6 for juniors. Mountain bike and equipment rental is available in Killington’s rental and repair shop located in the Killington Base Lodge, adjacent to the K-1 Gondola. Access on the K-1 Gondola with a mountain bike is weather permitting.

HIKING
K-1 Gondola-serviced hiking on 50-plus miles of wilderness trails. Explore the beauty and nature of Killington’s seven peaks up close, including the 4,241-foot summit of Killington Peak. The K-1 Gondola is open (weather permitting) from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WATER SLIDES
The most exhilarating way to get wet at Killington is via the two water slides at the Killington Adventure Center. Located outside the K-1 Base Lodge, the two 300-foot continuous river slides are ideal for a heavy soaking on a hot day. Guests can zoom down solo on the Proslide Body Flume or slide single or tandem with a friend on a two-person tube down the Giant Twister.

CLIMBING WALL
The Killington Climbing Wall provides a great way to learn how to climb and a spectacular view of the mountains while doing so. Whether it’s your first ascent or you’re looking to hone your skills before heading out into the mountains, the Climbing Wall has everything you need.

ALPINE SLIDES
Pico Mountain gives summertime vacationers a great way to catch a breeze with the Alpine Slide. Ride the chairlift to the top of Little Pico and take off down one of the tracks. S-turns, banks and straight-aways will keep you moving as you plunge down 650 vertical feet. Or for a more leisurely descent, feel free to hike down or take the chair lift back to the base area.

MINI GOLF
Pico Mountain offers 19 fun-filled holes of mini golf that will be sure to challenge, delight and amuse individuals of all ages.

THE BUNGEE THING
Combine a trampoline and a bungee jump and you get one of the wildest and exciting contraptions around at Pico Mountain.

Dates of operation for the Killington and Pico Mountain Adventure Centers
The Killington and Pico Mountain Adventure Centers are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., while the Mountain Bike Shop at Killington is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following days:
July 1st through September 4th (Daily)
September 9 – September 24 (Saturday and Sunday only)
September 30 – through October 9 (Daily)

Fees and Information:
All-Day Adventure Center Pass: Adults $32; Senior $27; Kids under 48″ $12; Afternoon Pass (After 1:30 p.m.) Adults $22; Senior $17; Kids under 48″ $12. Individual activity passes are also available, visit www.killington.com for complete price list.

K-1 Gondola: Round Trip Adult $14, Junior / Senior $9, Family (Two adults and any number of immediate family members 18 and under) $34. One Way Adult $8, Junior / Senior $5, Family $20.

Season Passes:
Adventure Center: Individual $74, Family $154.

For more information, visit www.killington.com, www.picomountain.com or call 802-422-6200.

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