The rams head chair used to go up quite a bit higher, back in the day. its pretty much a legacy trail from when the chair went up there. its a pretty decent trail, have hiked it a couple times, but nothing special.
you DEFINITELY DONT want to go into the killington backcountry without a beacon, shovel and probe. the terrain on top of rams head and k-1 are OUT OF BOUNDS and do not get groomed or patrolled by the mountain ambassadors. i would highly recommend asking around the base lodge to find a local to take you on that terrain. it is for EXPERTS ONLY.
Only thing I heard about decent back country is apparently if you hike to the very top of the backside of Killington peak it starts to get above treeline as the trees thin out and theres these chutes that you can ski down. Its very hard and steep and you need a good base with a foot of pow ontop. Heard it from these local dudes who seemed pretty H-C. Could just be a rumour though.
if those are the chute(s) that drop into coops then they are wack. if they are different chutes that drop into actual backcountry don't follow them unless you want to spend a night or two in the woods.
hahahahha damnn i was like.. no way is there a secret killy rail that i dont know about.. slightly disappointed.. anyone try the new stash dfd? probably death for a skier.. or a snowboarder trying it sideways..
you dont know shit. Ive skiied all over the US in all kinds of snow and my second best pow day was at killington last year. 2 feet of untouched fresh light blower pow under the super star lift, nothing beats that.
Expect for the first best pow day at brighton one of the many days ive skied there.