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South Ridge at Killington
South Ridge Details
South Ridge
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1977-78
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:Novice, intermediate, and expert terrain
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The South Ridge complex originally opened as "Eagle Ridge" with three trails in the 1977-78 season. Located below Killington Peak, the new area was served by a unique, new Yan 875 vertical foot triple chairlift.

The chairlift initially featured a midway loading station and, with it, a triangular lift line of sorts. The midway loading station was intended to allow for early season skiing, however it was not successful and was soon removed, resulting in an oddly shaped lift with a lift line longer on the uphill side than on the downhill.

With the development of Bear Mountain, the removal of the top section of the Killington East gondola, and the installation of high speed lifts elsewhere around the resort, the South Ridge Area saw decreased use. The South Ridge triple chairlift was removed after the 2010-2011 season. While management has suggested a replacement lift may be installed, no date has been set.


The South Ridge Triple after the midstation loading area removal
The South Ridge Triple after the midstation loading area removal

The South Ridge Triple
The South Ridge Triple

The South Ridge area in the 1978 Killingon trail map
The South Ridge area in the 1978 Killingon trail map

The South Ridge area in the 2010 Killingon trail map
The South Ridge area in the 2010 Killingon trail map

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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