Killington Peak

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Killington Peak
Killington Pk seen from Pico Pk.jpg
Killington Peak seen from Pico Peak
Highest point
Elevation 4,229 ft (1,289 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 3,315 ft (1,010 m) [2]
Listing New England 4,000 footers
#5 New England Fifty Finest
Coordinates 43°36′16″N 72°49′12″W / 43.6045130°N 72.8201024°W / 43.6045130; -72.8201024Coordinates: 43°36′16″N 72°49′12″W / 43.6045130°N 72.8201024°W / 43.6045130; -72.8201024[3]
Location Rutland County, Vermont, U.S.
Parent range Coolidge Range
Topo map USGS Killington Peak

Killington Peak is the second highest summit in the Green Mountains and in the U.S. state of Vermont. It is located east of Rutland in south-central Vermont. A ski resort, Killington Ski Resort, nicknamed "the beast of the east,[4] is located on the mountain. Killington is a stop on the Long Trail, which here shares its route with the Appalachian Trail. Traveling southbound on the Trail, it is the last 4,000 feet (1,200 m) peak until Virginia. A gondola transports skiers and non-hikers to the summit, which is complete with a restaurant.

In 1763, the mountain was known as Pisgah.[5][6]

Lodging situations have changed over the years from sleeping on barroom floors and barns on the mountain road, traveling up from nearby Rutland or Woodstock, to now over 120 inns, lodges and condominium complexes, with sleeping capacity to bring the Rutland region's tourist population to 60,000 on a winter weekend.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "NDS Data Sheet: PID OD1332". National Geodetic Survey. 2007. 
  2. ^ "Killington Peak, Vermont". Retrieved March 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Killington Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 16, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ski Resorts in Summer". Yankee Magazine. Retrieved July 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ A name given later to a mountain in another part of the state
  6. ^ Starr, Tena (September 29, 2010). "Do warriors haunt the ruins on Pisgah?". Barton, Vermont: the chronicle. pp. 1B. 

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