Pico Mountain is located in central Vermont on US route 4 nine miles east of Rutland and two miles west of Killington road. Pico Mountain Ski Area is a ski area established in 1937
, it was one of the first commercial ski resorts in the state. Pico began as Pico Peak in 1937. The first T-bar lift in the US began operation there in 1940. Mountainside accommodations and ski in/ski out lodging ranging from luxurious vacation rentals and chalet rentals to charming condo rentals.
Families and individual skiers alike will enjoy 52 trails and the Triple Slope Terrain Park serviced by seven lifts, including two high-speed detachable quads.
Gentle learning terrain, smooth cruisers and classically narrow New England steeps can all be found at Pico Mountain. Even the most selective skiers and riders will be impressed by Pico’s vertical drop of 1,967’ – taller than 80% of Vermont ski areas.
Visitors have a wealth of choice accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental and chalet rental options on the mountain and surrounding area.
Pike, Pico’s longest trail, begins at the Summit and ends outside the base lodge.
From the summit, skiers and riders can also try the blue square 49er, or winding and narrow black diamond trails like Summit Glades, Upper KA and Sunset 71. More experienced skiers and riders can take a shot at the mountain’s steepest trail, Giant Killer - a double black diamond. For the glade skiing and riding enthusiasts, Pico offers tree skiing on Doozie and Birch Woods.
First-time skiers and snowboarders can enjoy their own chairlift and handle tow, serving two gentle learning trails at the Bonanza area.
For cruising and carving, check out the green circle and blue square trails off the Golden Express Quad, including Fool’s Gold, Prospector and Gold Rush. Riders and skiers working on their freestyle skills will be right at home in our Triple Slope Terrain Park.
Pico’s central base area, featuring a cozy lodge and stone fireplaces, is just another reason why this mountain is so special.
Having all trails converge into one area makes it easy to stay connected with friends and family throughout the day. Many accommodations, vacation rentals and chalet rentals can be found here too. When it’s time to recharge, visitors will find a variety of culinary options, including homemade waffles, sandwiches, kid-friendly meals as well as the Last Run Lounge.
Pico Mountain features slopeside accommodation; vacation rental and chalet rental choices along with the Pico Sports Center that includes a 75-foot heated indoor pool, fitness classes, strength training machines and more.
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