For all you Killington/Pico watchers, here's a press release for you. Read it and weep!
|PICO MOUNTAIN ANNOUNCES 2007-08 SEASON PASS PRICES, OPERATIONAL SCHEDULE
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
KILLINGTON, Vt. – Pico Mountain announces 2007-08 season pass prices and products for skiers and riders to enjoy unlimited access and kick off the resort’s 70th season as one of the New England’s classic family ski areas.
The Pico Mountain season pass is available for $399 for Adults (19-64 years old), $329 for Young Adults (13-1 and Seniors (65-69), and $299 for Juniors (6-12) and Super Seniors (70+); and $29 for Kids 5 and under. All prices are valid through October 9 and are subject to Vermont State sales tax.
“A Pico Mountain season pass provides an outstanding value for those planning on skiing or riding for more than 10 days this season and who desire unlimited direct-to-lift access to a big mountain with small mountain charm,” said Dave Rathbun of Killington sales and marketing.
For the 2007-08 season, Pico Mountain will operate Thursday through Monday, with the exception of Dec. 24-28; Dec. 31 – Jan. 4; and Feb. 18-22, 2008, when the resort will operate seven days a week. Pass holders may present their Pico Mountain pass at Killington on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to receive 50-percent off window ticket rates, with the exception of Dec. 25-26; Jan. 1-2; and Feb. 19-20. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Pico Mountain is scheduled to operate for the 2007-08 season Saturday, Dec. 15 through Sunday, March 30, weather and conditions permitting.
“Pico Mountain has a unique ambiance and heritage rooted in ski racing, family recreation and the birth of skiing in North America,” Rathbun added. “It was a tough decision to reduce the operating days, but one that needed to be made to set Pico up for future success.”
As one of the first ski resorts in Vermont, Pico Mountain opened on Thanksgiving Day, 1937 with a 1,200-foot rope tow and a base hut at Little Pico. Today, a Pico Mountain season pass provides access to more than 200 acres of classic New England terrain served by six lifts, including two express quad chairs. More than 70 percent of the terrain is also covered by snowmaking and groomed by a fleet of state-of-the-art snow cats.
This summer $3 million is being invested to improve the on-mountain experience between Killington Resort and Pico Mountain, including snowmaking pipe replacement, additional low-energy snowmaking equipment, base lodge upgrades and many behind the scenes maintenance projects. At Pico Mountain specifically, major snowmaking infrastructure is being replaced which will increase operational efficiency, especially on the upper sections of the mountain. These improvements are in addition to the many that took place at the resort last season, including a fresh look throughout the base area with numerous improvement projects, restroom remodeling; a fresh look for lifts and lift terminals; and a new deck off the base lodge.
To purchase a Pico Mountain Season Pass or for more information, visit www.picomountain.com.