Pico Mountain Ski Stats: Summit: 3,967',
Ski Acres: 468,
57 Trails, 7 Lifts, 1 Terrain Park, Since 1937
Pico Mountain is classic Vermont, peaceful, friendly and beautiful in winter.
This historic ski resort celebrated 75 years in 2012. Pico is located just
outside of Rutland Vermont and next door to the more popular
Resort. In fact Pico and Killington are sister resorts owned by Powdr Corp. The
two ski resorts offer interchangeable lift tickets, and could interconnect with
a few lifts and trails, but that hasn't happened - this Green Vermont. Pico is
the antithesis of Killington, just one small base village versus Killington's 5
base areas, a small skier population versus Killington's bustling atmosphere.
Narrow curving tree lined trails wind their way from Pico's summit with rarely
another skier in sight here. See our Pico Mountain
Ski Photos to see how truly beautiful this
Vermont ski area is.
But Pico is not rustic, it has really great skiing on 57 trails, served by two
overlapping high speed quads, gaining skiers almost 2,000' vertical. Trails are
well groomed, a few are wide like Upper Pike and Forty Niner, while others are
more adventurous with hidden gems around each corner - KA and Sunset especially.
The Golden Express quad takes you from the base to mid mountain where you can
ski over to the Summit Express Quad or enjoy gentle slope ski trails like
Panhandler, Fools Gold and Prospector. Do you get the mining references? The
Outpost Double chair serves up slightly wilder terrain with more natural snow
cover on trails like Outlaw glades and Sidewinder.
Pico Peak at almost 4,000', 3,967' to be exact, offers splendid Vermont scenery
from the summit, you can see Killington Peak next door and the pretty lakes and
ponds of the region below. Frost and snow rimed trees frame your view as you ski
down pleasant trails like Sunset, or punch it up a notch on steeper Giant
Pico Ski Area has one central base, proximate parking, guest services, excellent
daycare and kids learn to ski programs. The new Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge at
Pico serves racers and Adaptive skiing programs, the lodge is named for the US
Ski Team racer and Olympian who grew up skiing Pico - her parents owned Pico for
years. Andrea Mead was US Ski Team captain in 1952, and the first US ski racer
to win two Gold medals. Pico's Last Run Lounge on the second floor of the Pico
Lodge offers slope views, a fireplace and a homey après ski atmosphere.
Pico Resort Hotel and Pico Village condominiums offer walk to slope convenience
with a Sports Center, nothing fancy - but family friendly and affordable
compared to some of Killington's on mountain lodging, like the Killington Grand
Resort Hotel. For a romantic place to stay down Route 4 a few miles, we
recommend the lodging and dining at Red Clover Inn.
Try Pico! Your Killington lift ticket is valid at Pico, you can even start your
day at Killington and when it gets busy - you can drive down the road the few
miles and enjoy a more mellow afternoon on Pico's slopes. Their witty - ditty of
a slogan: Ski Pico, the friendliest mountain you'll ever know.