Pico Mountain

Pico Mountain logo Pico Mountain Ski Area is a ski area in the town of Killington, VT. Established in 1937, it was one of the first commercial ski areas in the state. The base area is located on the northwest side of Pico Peak on Route 4, nine miles north of the town of Rutland, Vermont. In 1996 Pico Peak was acquired by Killington and in 2007 the mountain went to part-time operations (Thursday-Sunday).

Pico is often thought of as a smaller sibling to Killington, and given the size of the big mountain, that’s not an unreasonable assumption.  But Pico has a 3900 foot summit that would be the second tallest lift served mountain in New York.

The Pico Mountain trail map has 57 trails covering 20 miles and 7 lifts with a vertical drop of 1,967 feet.  Annual snowfall is listed as 250 inches, the same advertised total as Killington. The mountain is divided into six lift pods.

The trails from the top of the Golden Express cater mainly to families and other beginner and intermediate riders.

The Summit Express — which loads at mid-mountain — serves trails which run from the peak of the mountain and are generally steeper, expert terrain. At over a mile long, Pike is the longest trail that goes all the way from the summit to the base lodge.

Pico’s Outpost relies primarily on natural snow and is served by the Outpost Double, Pico’s oldest lift. This area has seen less use in recent years.

The area known as Little Pico, has some of the mountains toughest terrain.

Pico also contains a freestyle terrain park, Triple Slope, which contains small and medium size features.

Source: Pico Wiki

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Pico Mountain Trail Map

Pico trail map

Pico Mountain Vertical Drop and Stats

Summit3,967 feet
Base Elevation2,000 feet
Vertical Drop1,967 feet
# Trails57
Trail Miles20
Longest Run21,120 feet
Skiable Area468 acres
# Lifts7
Uphill Capacity10,650 / hour
Annual Snowfall250 inches