If you are looking for the perfect Vermont skiing vacation, look no further than Pico Mountain in Killington, Vermont. This majestic and beautiful mountain is a great place for skiers and snowboarders alike to find challenging runs and breathtaking views.
The Stats on Pico Mountain
Pico Mountain Vermont opens in early December. It is open Thursday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. It opens at 8:30 on certain peak dates. The mountain has 468 acres of skiable terrain and it has a summit elevation of 3, 967 feet. With an impressive 57 runs, it is one of the most popular ski resorts in the state. Be prepared to stand in line for a while, as there are only a total of seven ski lifts and rope tows.
Pico Mountain can be a challenging place to be a beginning skier, as only ten of the trails are easy ones. Beginners do get their own chairlift and rope tow which takes them to the Bonanza Learning Area, where lessons are given.
Mount Pico offers many kinds of ski lessons. The have both group and private classes for first time skiers and snowboarders. They also have telemark classes for people who are looking for a different way of exploring the mountain’s many trails.
Like most ski resorts in Vermont, Mount Pico is a participant in the Vermont Adaptive Program, which promotes independence by giving physically challenged people access to sports. The resort offers lessons to adaptive skiers. The lessons are by appointment only and include lift tickets and adaptive equipment.
Things to Do
If you want to take a little break from skiing Pico Mountain Vermont, or if you just prefer to relax while your family tackles the slopes, there are plenty of things to do at the mountain, like eat. There are a couple of pizzerias, a food court, and a lounge. There is even a place called Waffle Cabin, where you can get waffles with a variety of toppings.
If you prefer to get your exercise indoors, there is a fitness center and an indoor climbing experience. If you’d rather see the mountain from a seated position, there are snow mobile tours and sleigh rides offered. If you want to skip the outdoors altogether, you can attend a play or music concert at The Historic Paramount Theater.