KPAA welcoming visitors to Killington

KILLINGTON, Vt. – The Killington Pico Area Association, KPAA, operates the Killington Welcome Center, located at 2319 US-4, formerly home to Bill’s Country Store. This location served as the unofficial park & ride of Killington for decades. In present day, not only is this site an official park & ride, but both Vermont Translines & The Bus’ Diamond Express pick up passengers here daily to shuttle them throughout Vermont.

The Killington Welcome Center has also been utilized as a space in which to host business meetings, special events and fundraisers. The Rutland Economic Development Corp, REDC, Marketing Committee held a meeting in the Welcome Center recently.

Sara Gilbert, Assistant Director of REDC, said, “I loved that it was easy to schedule the space – we just called Noellen, and she took care of everything. No one had trouble finding the location or parking, because it is in a very visible place on Route 4. The space itself is very inspiring – the room is open and inviting with lots of gorgeous barn wood and views of the forest out the back windows.”

Killington KEEPERS utilized the vast space at the Welcome Center for a Lularoe benefit back in November. The Welcome Center was transformed into a pop-up shop for the day. The event experienced great traffic based on the building’s location. Rutland Young Professionals also booked the space in Feb. for their Mix networking event. The Mix was successful with almost all attendees having never been to the Welcome Center before. This gave them the chance to learn about attractions & events happening in the area. Many attendees hit the town following the event to check out the musical acts performing at various venues in Killington.

Noellen has started planning this summer’s signature event, the Killington Wine Festival, returning July 14 – 16, 2017. Baker Distributing & Farrell Distributing are both back and excited to show off their selection of wines for you this July.

“We are expecting record numbers at this year’s event,” she noted. “Our marketing plan will be expanded and we launched a wine festival-specific website in February: The new website acts as the new “one-stop shop” for everything from learning about the event to purchasing tickets.”

The next KPAA Monthly Mixer is taking place at Liquid Art Coffeehouse on April 4 from 5 – 7 p.m. The KPAA wishes to thank North Star Lodge for hosting the March Mixer.

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