New Life Hiking Spa is located in the central Vermont hill town of Killington, approximately 15 miles east of Rutland and 18 miles west of Woodstock – home of the famous ski resort. The Ottauquechee River valley on the east side of town lies about 1100 feet above sea level and the mountain peaks on the west reach over 4000 feet – over a half-mile vertical difference with many microclimates in between.
The variety in elevation makes weather predicting a challenge for all but a few old timers. Heavy winter snows and early spring rains give way to delightful weather from late spring through early fall – perfect for outdoor activities like hiking.
May in the mountains offers daytime temperatures ranging from 50 to 70 with occasional evening frosts. June usually brings slightly warmer days and nights, but springtime is still in the air. July to mid August is the short sweet summer with occasional daytime temperatures breaking into the mid 80’s and evenings still cool – quite a respite from the heat of the cities. Late August to mid September days are crisp and bright with average daytime temps in the 60 – 70 range. Late September to mid October are the best times for fall foliage viewing with daytime temps ranging from 40 to 65 and an occasional evening frost.
A typical summer mountain day begins with valley fog burning off and a bright clear morning. Depending on the weather pattern a shower develops in the late afternoon and the day often ends clear – similar to a tropical climate, but showers are brief and much less humidity is present. The afternoon rainfall creates the lush greenery of the Green Mountain State and provides cool, clear lakes and rivers.
All in all whether you visit in spring, summer, or fall, we have chosen the best time to lead you into the mountains for your adventure in paradise.