Access the Inaccessible. That’s what it says on the home page of Jeep Jamboree’s website. As the largest ski resort in the Northeast, Killington has access to views of five states, as well as Canada, from atop its 3,967-foot summit at Pico. But thanks to the efforts of many, we can now access many of these wonderful views… in our Jeeps![Not a valid template]
Exploring the beautiful green mountains of central Vermont during the “off” season is not new to many. It turns out there really is something for everyone up there, especially those with a sense of adventure. Activities include mountain biking, hiking, alpine slides, horseback riding, even a bungee tower and rock wall. Want the mountain experience without all the work? Take a gondola ride and check out the foliage. Others come during the many festivals held there annually: music fests, wine fests, brew fests. There’s a festival for just about everything, not to mention the many restaurants and après ski night life.
After a full day outdoors, deciding where to relax is limitless. From the luxury of The Grand Hotel to condo rentals to pitching your own tent under the stars, the choice is yours. There’s even a spa at The Grand, along with golf, miniature golf, and some of New England’s best shopping. So it turns out, there’s more to do at this great ski resort than just ski!
However, this time around I came for the 4th annual Killington Jeep Jamboree. Jamborees have officially been taking place since 1954 so this one is a proverbial baby. Jamborees are famous for the diversity of the people they attract. From hard core wheelers to absolute beginners who just happen to have bought a Jeep because of the promise of adventure. This Jamboree was no different as I personally witnessed the excitement build from two separate families as the Jeep bug bit them.