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Ram's Head at Killington
Ram's Head Details
Ram's Head
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1962-63
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:Intermediate trails
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In trying to push Killington into "big league" status, a complex was planned for a peak north of Snowdon called "Ram's Head."

Initially called "North Peak," Ram's Head's dedication was on January 31, 1963, including an open house and a broadcast on ABC's "Discovery 63" television program. Billed as an intermediate area, it opened with 4 miles of trails, serviced by 1.25 mile long double chairlift.

A few additional sections of trail would be added between the 1970s and early 1980s, however the complex would remain largely unchanged until the mid 1990s.

In 1996, the double chairlift was replaced with a new Poma high speed detachable quad, rising 1,073 vertical feet and running 5,499 feet.

While the lift allowed the complex to be family friendly with increased capacity and better access to novice trails, it was also noticeably shorter, as over two hundred vertical feet at the top of the peak were abandoned. The abandoned terrain, as well as the increased lift capacity were also seen as first steps in connecting Killington to Pico.



Ram's Head as seen on the 1990 Killington trail map
Ram's Head as seen on the 1990 Killington trail map

Looking up the former Horn trail (2006)
Looking up the former Horn trail (2006)

The former Header trail/upper lift line (2006)
The former Header trail/upper lift line (2006)

Ram's Head as seen on the 2009 Killington trail map
Ram's Head as seen on the 2009 Killington trail map

Looking down the former Horn trail (2014)
Looking down the former Horn trail (2014)

Killington Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Bear Mountain1979-80Open
Killington East1968-69Open
Killington Peak1959-60Open
Killington-Pico InterconnectProposed
Parker's Gore1980sCancelled
Ram's Head1962-63Open
South Ridge1977-78Open
Sunrise1982-83Open
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Last updated: April 30, 2014

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