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post #1 of 12
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Hey everyone,

I'm leaving for a week long trip soon to Killington with some friends and I found out my lift ticket also covers Pico. Has anyone been there? It looks pretty nice, decent vertical (anything is better than in NJ) and I feel like it will be less crowded. Any bears ever been there? Thanks.
post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by skibackwards444 View Post
Hey everyone,

I'm leaving for a week long trip soon to Killington with some friends and I found out my lift ticket also covers Pico. Has anyone been there? It looks pretty nice, decent vertical (anything is better than in NJ) and I feel like it will be less crowded. Any bears ever been there? Thanks.
I've been there once, it was fun. I ditched my friends at K-mart and hopped the bus over to Pico, far less crowded and there was a college (hopefully) race going on so I got to look at racer girls in tight suits.
Honestly thats about all I remember so I guess this is a useless post, but I'd say it's worth it go if you're at Killington.
post #3 of 12
Pico has some good trails and it is never crowded. I would suggest to go there on Saturday when Killington becomes zoo. Since you are staying for a week, it is worth a day.
You can drive a bit further down the road and get some good Vermont breakfast in Sugar and Spice, ski Pico and stop buy Inn At The Long Trail on the way back, they have great music and beer.
Oh, I wish I had a week in Vermont!
Here are the links:
http://www.vtsugarandspice.com/contact.html
http://www.innatlongtrail.com/pub.htm
post #4 of 12
I own a condo at Killington and with a Killington/Pico season pass, typically ski Pico a dozen times each year. A great change of pace from Killington, particulaly during the week. Doesn't have the variety of trails that Killington has, but the smaller crowds means things don't get skied off so quick. A great mountain for novices and for advanced and above, but somewhat limited for the those in the middle. Note Pico is closed Tuesday and Wednesday non-holiday this season. However that means it's the place to go Thursday if there was fresh snow The previous two days that's now all skied out at Killington!
post #5 of 12
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You can drive a bit further down the road and get some good Vermont breakfast in Sugar and Spice, ski Pico and stop buy Inn At The Long Trail on the way back, they have great music and beer.



http://www.innatlongtrail.com/pub.htm
+1 for McGrath's Pub at Long Trail.

If you like a Reuben sandwich, their's is one of the best.


Since my VT skiing is limited mostly to weekends, I ski Pico more than Killington to avoid the crowds.
post #6 of 12
You won't like Pico, so stay away. There is a reason no one goes there. Big waste of time. Mount snow, is sooo much more fun.

Kevin
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Baja View Post
Since my VT skiing is limited mostly to weekends, I ski Pico more than Killington to avoid the crowds.
I like Pico for the exact same reason!

Anyone know of any discount lift ticket for Pico?
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

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Thanks for the replys guys. I am getting up there this sunday all the way thru to saturday. My week long lift ticket covers me for both killington and Pico so since it is closed tues and wednes I think I'm gunna hope for some snow in between then and hit it thursday for a change of pace. Sounds great, can't wait and I'll be sure to check out the stuff you posted up here.

P.S last time I was up in killington there was this ski tuning shop on the right side of the road headed up from rutland to the mountain, very small place, I remembered it was very professional and had a family owned atmosphere...anyone have any idea about what shop I'm talking about??? I forget the name.
post #9 of 12
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I like Pico for the exact same reason!

Anyone know of any discount lift ticket for Pico?
If you get the Killington/Pico Express card, its good for $10 off at Pico. Also good for $10 off weekends and $20 midweek at Killlington. Costs $24 for the card.
post #10 of 12
Agree with all - Pico worth a day of skiing

Check out www.killington.com for lift ticket deals

More places to check out:

Charity's - on access road - IMOP best onion soup on the mtn.

2nd Sugar & Spice for breakfast - Rt.4 towards Rutland

Lookout - top of access road, next to Basin Ski shop - reasonable food/beverage with good apres-ski crowd.

Long Trail Brewery - approx. 7 miles past Killington Skyship gondola on Rt.4 Excellent microbrews & pub food served

Many places - Charity's, Casey's Caboose, The Lookout have free wings from 3pm-5pm

Entertainment - check out Mountain Times - free & found at most shops on access road. Joey Leon is awesome entertainment - both for happy hour and evenings.

The ski shop you referred to in another post may be the Forerunner. The Basin ski shop is family owed but one of the largest shops at Killington.

Another suggestion, get one day less on your Killington/Pico pass and do a day trip up to Sugarbush. One hour up Rt.100. Okemo is also worth a look and is 30 minutes from Killington

Decisions, decisions, decisions !!!!!!!!!!

Hope the snow is good !!!!!!

Falcon_O aka Charlie
post #11 of 12
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Thanks everyone, I'm leaving tomorrow, pray to the snow gods for me.
post #12 of 12
Hate to rain on your parade, but have you looked at the Weather Channel at www.weather.com ?:
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