Pico Peak is a 3,957-foot mountain in Killington, Vermont. It’s the northernmost summit of the Coolidge Range and is the second highest mountain after Killington Peak. Visitors to Pico can enjoy a variety of activities throughout the year including skiing and snowboarding, hiking, horseback riding, and much more. The next time you visit the Green Mountain State, plan a trip to Pico Peak and see what makes this mountain so special!
Some of the Best Things to Do at Pico Peak
Skiing & Snowboarding
Pico Mountain Ski Area was one of the first commercial ski resorts in the state. It’s located on the northwest side of Pico Peak and features 57 trails, seven lifts, and a 1,967-foot vertical drop. Experienced skiers and snowboarders will love the black and double black diamond trails, and first-timers can hone their skills on gentle learning slopes. There’s also a number of green and blue routes for guests of all levels. Be sure to view a trail map before heading out.
With its cozy lodge and stone fireplaces, Pico’s central base area is a great place to rest and recharge. You’ll find a variety of culinary options including homemade waffles, sandwiches, kid-friendly meals and more. There’s also lunch and après entertainment on weekends. It’s the perfect place to wrap up a day of skiing in Vermont!
Did you know that Pico Peak is on the New England Hundred Highest hiking list? There are two main trails that reach the summit: Sherburne Pass Trail and the Long Trail. Both trails lead to Pico Camp, which is a great place to stop and rest for lunch. The summit is just 0.4 miles from the camp. Be sure to bring your camera – the surrounding scenery is spectacular during every season!
Each year when the weather gets warmer, Pico Mountain changes from a snow mecca to a summer playspace. The Pico Mountain Adventure Center offers non-stop family fun with guided horseback rides, mini golf, rock climbing, and more. Take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of Little Pico, then enjoy an exhilarating ride down the Alpine Slide. Or, head over to Power Jump where kids and adults can bounce, flip, and fly through the air. There’s even an 18-hole disc golf course that winds down Pico Mountain! The Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from late June through early September.
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