New K1 Base Lodge Elevates Killington Experience
Although it has been mostly operational since the Heroic Killington Cup on Thanksgiving weekend, Killington’s new K1 Base Lodge is set to be fully operational by month’s end as the finishing touches are completed on its state-of-art rental shop featuring tuning services, boot fitting experts, and a fleet of skis and snowboards showcased next to the escalator.
Yes, that’s right! An escalator—undoubtedly the first one at a New England resort—was built to service the new 58,000 square feet, three-story structure that seats 900 inside and an additional 180 on the heated slopeside patio. There are also restrooms on each floor with six in total.
The food is definitely a step-up from basic lodge cuisine and follows what Killington’s culinary team whips up at the Peak Lodge with delicious offerings that are well worth a visit. The second-floor food court offers Bison and regular burgers with customized toppings, a rice and bean bowl, delicious soups, Boar’s Head deli sandwiches and a custom salad bar. On the third floor, the K1 Pub menu has QR code ordering directly from tables or in between runs. A large gas fireplace, big-screen TVs throughout the lodge, a shuffleboard table, a breastfeeding station and multiple charging outlets add to the many amenities in the new K1 Base Lodge.
The Brew Pub serves gourmet coffee creations as well as grab-and-go menu items. It’s also home to the PB&J bar, where guests can find creative takes on the childhood classic, including the Bourbon and Brie with bourbon blueberry spread, brie and fresh blueberries.
In an effort to streamline the rental process, packages can be ordered online so that everything is ready for pick up when guests arrive. There is also a retail shop with apparel and accessories, a first-floor bag check and a lift ticket center.
The new lodge also has live music most days in the upstairs K1 Pub, providing a real nice vibe after a tiring day on the slopes. A lounge area with sofas and comfy chairs are the perfect place to listen, sit and watch the action on Superstar and Highline out the large floor-to-ceiling windows.
With all of the added benefits and luxuries, Killington’s new lodge provides a worthy upgrade to the Beast of the East.