Killington Ski Area- Gondola ride - 弗蒙特州Killington 滑雪场缆车游 by @susanli3769
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First of all, thanks to @someone for giving us an opportunity to share our fun Sunday getaway with you. My husband and I went to Killington Ski area for the weekend.
首先，谢谢@someone 给我们这个机会和大家分享我们有趣的周末。我和老公周末去了弗蒙特州的Killington 滑雪场。
As per Wikipedia, the resort is the largest ski area in the eastern USA, and has the largest vertical drop in New England at 3,050 feet. It was given the title “Beast of the East”.
No wonder it’s the best place for ski lovers to come every winter. On our way up to the mountain, we noticed that there are many inns, hotels and restaurants by each side. Most of them were closed. I can imagine how busy they were when it starts to snow and ski season kicks off. We were wondering what people could do in the fall and summer. As soon as we got to the resort area, we knew the answer right away.
When we were close, from far away we can see many ski loops. No wonder thousands of people rush here in the winter. This is first time we went there. Our plan was to see foliage. Due to multiple reasons, the foliage wasn’t as what we had expected. There are a lot bare trees. And the color is mostly yellow or look like over peak. From our conversation with a local guy, draught and warm weather, tree disease and Japanese beetles are not helping. It was a little bit disappointed. But we were happy to go to the ski area. The view is phenomenal when you got to the peak.
We wanted to try the gondola and thus we gave up the opportunity to hike up. On our way up, we saw a lot hikers and mountain bikers. Round trip ticket for two persons is almost $64. When we were waiting for the ride, we saw many mountain bikers waiting on the line too. They took the ride up and then bike down. We also saw many hikers hiked all the way up to the top without taking the ride. The resort is a perfect place for hiker and mountain biker lovers.
Total ride of the gondola is about 10 mins. As you can imagine how high it is. As soon as we got off the lift, we felt significant temperature drop right away. Suddenly, it went directly from fall to winter. Thank God, my husband reminded me to bring my heavy jacket.
整个缆车的时间大概是10 分钟。你就可以想象山海拔有多高。 当我们一到山上，跳下缆车，立即觉得温度骤减，直接从秋天过到冬天。 好在有老公的温馨提示，我提前准备好了厚衣服。
We started catwalk, a quick hike to the peak. The view was incredible as you can see from the photos. If it wasn’t it was cold, would be great to sit there long and enjoy the great view nature offers. Just imagine all the colors at the peak, it definitely has given us a good reason to come back next year in the Fall.
After short stay at the peak, we want to Peak Lodge for lunch. The place is pretty big with glass windows. It would really be cool to sit and eat by the window where you can continue to enjoy the breath-taken views, warm in room temperature and good food. It was a fun and relaxed Sunday.
Thank you for your time and reading.