Killington Resort K-1 Lodge

Killington, VT

Built in 1959, Killington Resort’s original K-1 Lodge required reconstruction to better serve customers and to create a safe and efficient ADA and code-compliant facility. On behalf of Killington and to support the project’s review under Act 250, VHB completed a comprehensive research effort to document the origins and historic significance of the K-1 Lodge, compiling the information within a Vermont Historic Sites and Structures Survey Form.

After VHB determined that the K-1 Lodge was eligible for the State Register of Historic Places, we worked with Killington and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation (VDHP), leveraging our deep understanding of Vermont ski area history and our reputation with regulators, to develop a mitigation approach that offset the adverse effects of the lodge’s demolition while allowing the reconstruction to move forward on schedule. The proposed mitigation, consisting of a permanent interpretive exhibit in the new lodge and an online exhibit of the history of the resort, was unanimously approved by the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. VHB also prepared the legally binding Memorandum of Understanding between Killington, Vermont Department of Forest, Parks, and Recreation (the landowner), and VDHP that stipulated the mitigation requirements.

Following this, VHB’s land planning team worked with Killington Resort to master plan the full build-out of the K-1 base area, successfully balancing environmental constraints and real estate potential.

Killington old lodge surrounded by snow mountains.


  • POWDR Corp.


  • Cultural Historic Survey

  • Cultural Preservation Planning

  • Cultural Resources Assessment

  • Environmental Services

  • Historic Evaluation

  • Master Planning Services

  • Permitting: federal, state, local