SOURCE: Killington Resort

August 22, 2007 14:00 ET

Fall Foliage Season at Killington Features Scenic Gondola Rides, Lodging Packages, Events

KILLINGTON, VT--(Marketwire - August 22, 2007) - Killington Resort is offering aerial fall foliage viewing via the K-1 Gondola, plus mountain biking, hiking and special events to showcase the spectacular autumn colors throughout the Green Mountains of Central Vermont.

Historically, the leaves start to change the second week of September and continue through late October with "peak season" around the first to second week of October, according to the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing.

A scenic ride on the K-1 Gondola to the highest lift-served terrain in Vermont offers an opportunity to view the foliage colors in the heart of Vermont. In addition, the summit of Killington Peak, a short 10-minute hike from the top of the gondola, provides a panoramic view of five states and Canada.

Grab your mountain bike, or rent a Kona mountain bike at the Killington Mountain Bike Shop, and enjoy a thrilling ride through the colors on more than 45 miles of trails of Killington's Kona "Groove Approved" Mountain Bike Park. For a more leisurely option, enjoy a hike off the top of Killington Peak on one of the many hiking trails. At nearby Pico Mountain, enjoy the views from atop Little Pico Peak via the Little Pico Triple Chair, followed by a hike back to the base or a thrilling ride on the Alpine Slide.

Fall Foliage Getaways

The Killington Grand Resort Hotel and Spa has recently undergone a $2.5 million renovation, including newly renovated guest rooms with new carpet, trim, furnishings and paint. In addition, the new full service spa opened late last summer offering everything from body wraps and skin treatments, to massage and nail services.

Killington Grand Resort Hotel and Spa fall foliage lodging packages, including a roundtrip ride on the K-1 Gondola, start at $62 per person/per night. Fall foliage lodging packages for Killington Resort's condominium properties start at $25 per person/per night, including a roundtrip ride on the K-1 Gondola.

12th Annual Killington Brewfest

The 12th Annual Killington Brewfest features a variety of microbreweries and craft breweries from throughout New England. Admission is $15 per person if purchased by September 1st and includes: admission, a souvenir pint glass, beer sampling tickets and live entertainment. Brewfest lodging packages start at $29 per person and include Brewfest admission.

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