Opened in 1937 as one of the first commercial ski areas in Vermont, Pico Mountain prides itself on its small-mountain charm.
Now owned by Killington Ski Resort, Pico’s 468 acres get about 250 inches of snowfall each year, with a summit elevation of 3,967 feet and a vertical drop of 1,967 feet. (Note that while a pass from Killington Resort is also good for Pico Mountain, a pass from Pico Mountain cannot be used at Killington.)
Pico Mountain has a ski and snowboard school, as well as a special “ski for free” package if you bring a friend who is purchasing the First Time Ski & Ride package. There is a rental shop right at the resort base lodge, and although there is no night skiing at Pico Mountain, though there is snowmobiling and sleigh rides. Slopeside dining is plentiful, and the resort also has one lodging option that is ski-in/ski-out.
Pico Mountain generally opens in early to mid-December and closes early to mid-April. In this part of Vermont, March has the highest snowfall average for the season at 55 inches, not to mention warm temperatures, with an average high of 44 degrees.
There are plenty of hotel options near Pico Mountain Resort in Rutland and Killington. The Pico Resort Hotel and Condominiums , located at the base of Pico Mountain, is the resort’s only ski-in/ski-out hotel option. The condos have full kitchens, in-unit laundry and, in some cases, fireplaces and balconies.
Located off Route 4, The Red Clover Inn is a restored 1840s farmhouse with rooms featuring fireplaces and spas. There is an on-site tavern offering farm-to-table cuisine and beautiful mountain views.
The closest airport to Pico Mountain Resort is the Rutland Regional Airport, which is about 30 minutes away in Rutland, Vermont. You can also fly into the Burlington International Airport, located about 1 hour and 40 minutes away. The closest major hub would be Logan International Airport in Boston, about three hours away. Once in the area, shuttles are available from the airport to Pico Mountain Resort and Killington..
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