It may shock those of you visiting from warmer climes that Killington averages around 250 inches of snow every year. And not all of it comes from a few isolated blizzards – the snowfall can be spaced throughout the winter months, giving Killington one of the longest ski seasons in New England. It’s a mind-boggling amount of precipitation to consider, but don’t let it scare you away. One advantage Killington has over many places with a large amount of snow is warmer winter temperatures. It rarely gets below zero here, so there’s enough snowfall for skiing but the weather isn’t so cold that you can’t enjoy it.

February and March are historically the snowiest months, and often Killington gets several more inches during a snow storm than its closest Vermont neighbors. Temperatures average 20 degrees during these months and creep slowly up to the 30s and 40s during the early spring. Summer brings 70-degree temperatures; luckily, if it gets much hotter than that you can easily escape to the cooler mountains.

Most people do visit October through March, simply because Killington is internationally known for skiing. However, if you don’t mind not skiiing, Killington will be much less crowded in summer and offers many warm weather outdoor activities.

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