Pico Mountain’s rich racing tradition dates back to 1937 when Brad and Janet Mead first opened the mountain. They raised their daughter, skiing prodigy and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Andrea, on the same mountain we race on today. It’s most fitting that Pico is now hosting a collection of memorabilia from the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum.
Many Pico Mountain locals have donated to the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum's collection over the years, and we are proud to display their memorabilia in celebration of skiing and snowboarding history. Guests at Pico Mountain can learn first-hand how Pico impacted the fabric of ski history and explore nearly 150 items on display, from vintage equipment and ski lifts to clothing and accessories.
We hope our guests and local ski and snowboard historians appreciate these displays and gain an understanding of Pico's deep connection to the history of skiing and ski racing. For those looking to learn more, visit the official Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum at One South Main Street, in Stowe, Vermont.
See History in Motion
The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum and Pico Mountain host the Vermont Antique Ski Race, a fundraiser for the Museum. This is your chance to dust off those old wood skis, your VR17s, or your Rossi Stratos and compete against Vermont’s finest.
Warren Witherell, “the father of the carved turn”, will be our official. This Vermont Antique Ski Race has become “a reunion” as described by 1968 Olympian Rick Chaffee. In years past, participants of this fun race have included Rosie Fortna, Jimmy Cochran, Suzy Chaffee, Marilyn Cochran, Doug Lewis, and Cece Teague. Don’t be surprised to see other big names in this year’s event. This is a rare opportunity to share a race course with the best ski racers Vermont has produced.