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Pico Mountain Reviews

ralba

Pico is the little mountain that ain't so little

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Pros: Solid runs, something for everyone, ease of parking, never a crowd, wonderful runs, excellent snow making, can't lose your kids

Cons: Could use another lodge,summit chair lift from the base

PICO has become our home mountain for 2015/2016 and I can't say enough great things about the place. No crowds, something for everyone to ski and ride, quick lifts and a homey lodge where you feel safe and warm. Don't worry about losing your kids on this mountain as the only place they can go is down to one area; which is a huge selling point to a family that skis.  Also, your friends that ski and ride at different levels can easily reg-group as the trails are designed to intersect in many areas. Or just go to the lodge and we are sure you will find your friends.    Here is a video that should give you an idea of the mountain...        Warm...
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hobbes429

Pico is Worth a Visit

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Pros: Small, Manageable, Old Vermont Feel, Varied Terrain

Cons: Not Much Off Piste, Not Open Every Day

We have been taking a 4 day trip to Killington every year for the last 15-20 years.  This year, we decided to ski on Saturday, which is usually our travel day.  We had no desire to fight the crowds at Killington on Saturday, so we headed to Pico.   Parking and access were a breeze.  The base lodge is not huge, but has a warm feel.  Everything runs down to the same base, so families with kids do not need to worry about getting separated.  There are 50 trails available, and all were open for skiing.  The worst lift line we waited on was about 7 minutes ... not bad for a Saturday in prime season.   There are 2 express quads in the available...
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beidgemanusa

Great fun family mountain alternative to Killington

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Pros: Not overly expensive, short lift lines, varied touraine

Cons: Off the beaten path, no vacation week discounts

My daughter and I went to Pico last year and originally were going to ski Killington but chose Pico instead because it seemed less crowded. Getting through the ticket counter was quick and even though it was vacation week the lift lines were speedy. Tip: Take the lift 1/2 way up then take the summit lift and ski the top half of the mountain for the day. Lines are even quicker up there and there is a great variety of trails to ski.   The lodge is fairly simple (but warm) so although not considered a "resort" it is a perfect family alternative to the "bigger" resorts.   There is also a cross country center close by and although the trails were...
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JimH

Vermont Like It Used To Be

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Pros: Uncrowded, great glades, classic ski area feel, bargain prices..

Cons: Lack of variety compared to Killington

Skiing Pico is like stepping back into the 1960s or 1970s.  The base lodge has a big fireplace and everyone here seems to know one another.  Lots of vertical and nice long trails, but not the endless variety of nearby Killington. The gladed trails Birch Glades and Summit Glades are two of my favorites in all of New England.  Skiing there midweek after fresh snow is magical.  The small crowds mean you can still find great snow at the end of the day. I've done that at least three times this season already.  I am one of the minority that hope the interconnect with Killington never happens.  It would ruin a true uniique gem. 
kelly001

Killington's Mellow Sister

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Pros: fewer crowds

Cons: advanced terrain not as great as Killington

Pico is located right around the corner from Killington right off of Route 4 (it’s about 2 miles from Killington.)  Hopefully one day they connect Killington and Pico.  There have been rumors about the connection for years.  The same company owns both mountains.  Pico is a nice mountain.  It’s kind of mellow and less crowded than Killington, especially on the weekends.  Where Killington will attract older adolescents and adults, Pico is more of a family resort.  I think that’s their niche.  There’s always a hefty amount of younger kids at this resort.  I guess it’s small enough (in comparison to Killington) for parents to either drop-off or...
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