Pico Mountain

Pico Mountain, Rutland: Address, Phone Number, Pico Mountain Reviews: 4.5/5

Pico Mountain
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Daniel L
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
When I arrived at Pico, my 13 great old son and I were so excited to get on the mountain, unfortunately we had a major mishap in the parking lot; while putting on our boots and getting ready to head to the lift, I closed the hatchback on our car and the glass shattered. Needless to say this put potentially a major damper on what should've been a great day.

Although there is not a no single autoglass place opened in Rutland on a Sunday even in an emergency (it was snowing), the staff at Pico were generous with their time, sympathetic to our situation. Special shout out to Bobby, who was hands on and assisted in providing garbage bags, tape, cardboard and more than a little elbow grease covering up the damaged window and preventing worse damage from the snow. Additionally, thank you Heather for assisting and the ticket window and saving our very nearly spoiled day.

In light of everything, Pico was a wonderful place to ski and with the limited time we had, we truly did enjoy our time and it did help us get our minds off the car.

I will definitely be coming back!
Written February 27, 2022
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smvNYC
New York City, NY185 contributions
Jan 2022
We went to Pico during a busy weekend when Killington told us their ski school was sold out. We found Pico to be a great place with staff much more attentive to one's needs than other larger resorts. Our kid had a great day in the ski school. despite below 0F temps we all enjoyed the slopes.
Written January 18, 2022
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JessicaS
22 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Living in Vermont, we have many options for ski areas, with Pico being our favorite. My daughter is a snowboarder and my husband and I ski. We live close, so we spend quite a bit of time at Pico. The staff and instructors are very friendly and helpful. My daughter had taken private lessons at Pico to work on becoming more comfortable snowboarding on more difficult trails and her instructor is fantastic. The money for the hour private lesson is expensive, but worth it. I believe that a group lesson is much more adorable if you have enough people. The mountain is big enough to really enjoy and navigate, but not too big to get lost. Even when Pico is busy, it is still very easy to find parking and have a great day. The conditions rarely disappoint us.
Written February 12, 2020
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Helene Cohen
Philadelphia, PA15 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
This place is great! I go skiing there with my family all the time. The prices are better than killington and it is also less crowded-perfect!
Written September 3, 2019
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Ryan
Mississauga, Canada752 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Pico Mountain Ski Area (Pico) is one of Vermont’s first commercial ski/snowboard resorts. Founded by the Mead family in 1937, the 189-hectare area features 57 runs (30 kilometres) serviced by seven lifts (two high-speed quads, two triples, two doubles, and one surface lift carrying up to 11,079 people per hour) and a total vertical of 600 metres (1,209 metres minus 610 metres). Approximately 22% of the runs are easy (green), 49% are intermediate (blue), and 28% are difficult. There is also one freestyle terrain park (orange). Pico’s longest run, “Pike”, is four miles. Family favourites include “Branco”, “Expressway”, “Pike”, “Sunset”, “Forty Niner”, “Fools Gold”, “Gold Rush”, “Bushwacker”, “Swinger”, and “Ace of Clubs”. Passes at Pico are $85 for adults (19-64), $72 for seniors (65-79), and $65 for youth (7-18). It is open Thursday through Monday (daily during peak periods). Key lifts start at 9:00 in the morning (8:30 on Saturdays and Sundays). Lift operations cease at 4:00 (no night skiing). Pico was purchased by POWDR, one of North America’s largest ski operators, in December of 1997 when it was in receivership (POWDR also owns nearby Killington Mountain Resort & Ski Area). Note that most passes purchased for Killington are also valid at Pico, but Pico passes, unfortunately, are not valid at Killington. Lessons (private, adult, and youth), rentals (skis, poles, snowboards, bindings, boots, and helmets), and childcare ($99 per day) are all available on site for a fee. Look for Pico in Vermont near Rutland. Its season runs mid-December through late-March. On average, the ski/snowboard area receives 640 centimetres of snow per year. Pico has snowmaking on 75% of its runs. Parking is free.
Written March 7, 2019
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VTThree
Killington, VT13 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
We skied Pico for years. Old style, classic, hill. The hike up Pico Mt. is incredible. Uphill to the ridge, great views. Ridge walk through beautiful forest. Out onto ski trail at 2 miles with incredible views. Back into the woods for the last 0.4 to the summit. Great place to visit.
Written November 5, 2019
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Matthew A
Hartford, NY292 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We certainly have a good time skiing at Pico. We'd rather hit a mountain like this than a mega ski center. Good people, decent prices, and a lot of terrain.
Written April 7, 2019
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janelavona
Mechanicsburg, PA101 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Pico. The runs were a good length. The biggest plus is that you can get all over the mountain without having to do a lot of cat tracks(ie. those slow switch backs that don't qualify as skiing)! There are runs for every level of ability. We like The Outpost the best!
Written March 18, 2019
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Ingrid h
Rutland, VT92 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
A beautiful little mountain, but with terrain for all levels of skiers. Very much appreciated by locals. I don’t know if i actually should write this review because we want to keep it as it is, our little gem!
Written January 15, 2019
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EliizabethWS
Charleston, SC114 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We had a great time visiting Pico, they offer a lot of different trails and even though it was very icy while we were there, they do a good job grooming the bigger trails that see more traffic. Lines were much better here than at Killington which was a refreshing change.
Written August 15, 2018
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