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Weekend operational outlook
Posted by Pico Mountain on January 17, 2013
The January thaw has come and gone, and Pico Mountain is already back in action and ready for winter mode! Snowmaking started on 49er and Lower Pike as soon as the temperatures dropped earlier this week, and they’ll be blanketing the mountain with fresh snow. Snowmaking on Middle and Upper Pike could start as early as this evening. Plus, Mother Nature gave our snowmakers a hand by dropping three inches of fresh powder Wednesday!
PICO MOUNTAIN OFFERS FREE LIFT TICKET WITH EVERY HELMET PURCHASED JANUARY 19-27
Posted by Pico Mountain on January 11, 2013
Pico Mountain is offering skiers and riders one free lift ticket with the purchase of a new helmet to promote National Safety Awareness Week, January 19-27. In partnership with the National Ski Areas Association, Pico Mountain encourages slope safety awareness with special events, giveaways and contests that help educate skiers and riders about responsible behavior on the slopes.
Over 17 miles of Inbounds Skiing and Riding
Posted by Pico Mountain on January 2, 2013
Old Man Winter has continued to blanket Pico Mountain in white – over three feet in the last seven days! The combination of snowmaking around the clock and natural snow allowed Ski Patrol to open 100% of Pico’s trails.
All the snow has also lured amateur skiers and riders to the sidecountry in search of fresh powder outside the resort’s area boundaries, a decision that could lead to a search involving the Vermont State Police, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, members of the Pico ski patrol, Killington Volunteer Fire Department and a local volunteer search and rescue team as well as an unplanned stay in the woods.
SUPPORT LOCAL OLYMPIC ATHLETE, CHELSEA MARSHALL
Posted by Pico Mountain on October 24, 2012
Help pave the road to the 2014 Winter Games. Olympic athlete and local Killington skier, Chelsea Marshall of Pittsfield, Vt., has her eyes set on competing in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and she needs your help.
Pico Mountain Celebrates 75th Anniversary and Launches $75 Vermont Student Season Pass
Posted by Pico Mountain on September 27, 2012
In celebration of the 75th Anniversary, Pico Mountain is introducing the 2012-13 Vermont Student Pass for $75* when purchased by December 1, 2012. This pass offers Vermont students, Kindergarten through 12th grade, unlimited access to Pico Mountain's 52 trails for the 2012-13 winter season.
Snow Update: 5 More Inches!
Posted by Pico Mountain on March 5, 2012
A new month has arrived with a roar, and we’re getting the week started in our favorite way – skiing and riding fresh, fluffy powder at Pico Mountain! That’s right, another 5 inches of snow from Mother Nature brings us to a total of 19 inches in the past 7 days. As the almanacs say, March really has come in like a lion, and we won’t mind if this big cat curls up and sticks around for a while.
Presidents' Week Celebrations
Posted by Pico Mountain on February 20, 2012
Happy Birthday, George Washington! Pico Mountain has big plans for Presidents’ Week, with deals and special events straight through February 26. We’ll also be open all week long, with first chair at 8:30 a.m. each day.We’ve been making snow over the holiday weekend, and our groomers have been hard at work on the trails, as well! Pico currently has 12 miles of top-to-bottom cruising, the Triple Slope Terrain Park with 7 features, and lots of wall-to-wall corduroy. Stay tuned to the snow report for the latest conditions information, and we’ll see you on the hill!
Snow Conditions Update
Posted by Pico Mountain on February 16, 2012
It’s been a warm winter in Vermont, and Mother Nature hasn’t paid Pico the snowy visits we’d like. That said, our Mountain Operations team has endured, and we’ve had great skiing and riding ever since our December opening day. Even given the conditions of one of the warmest winters in recent years, Pico’s snowmakers have carried on without hesitation, and they were able to lay down the many feet of snow they’d been planning for Pico’s trails despite the difficult temperatures.
Purchase a Helmet During National Safety Awareness Week, Ski or Ride Free at Pico Mountain
Posted by Pico Mountain on January 16, 2012
Pico Mountain is offering a free lift ticket with every new helmet purchased at Pico Sports Shop during National Safety Awareness Week, January 14-22. Pico Mountain will be partnering with the National Ski Areas Association to promote a series of special events, contests and giveaways to help encourage responsible skiing and riding.
Weekend Operations Update, Jan. 14-15
Posted by Pico Mountain on January 13, 2012
What a fantastic week at Pico Mountain! Thursday’s snowstorm brought us seven inches of new snow and it’s still snowing – we’ve added an inch today! This storm is projected to stick around through Friday night as we head into the weekend. Winter weather, we’ve missed you!
Operations Update for Dec. 27
Posted by Pico Mountain on December 26, 2011
A big thanks to Mother Nature for giving Pico Mountain low temperatures and allowing our incredible snowmakers to make piles and piles of snow all weekend long! Their hard work certainly shows, we’re skiing and riding top to bottom down 49er off the summit. Plus we’re making sweet turns on two miles of open trails for all ability levels Tuesday, December 27.
Operations Update for Dec. 26
Posted by Pico Mountain on December 25, 2011
Is there a "Hug A Snowmaker" day listed as a holiday on the calendar? Well, there certainly should be because our snowmakers are truly the best! And let’s not forget Mother Nature, she’s been giving us low temperatures and allowing us to ski and ride top to bottom off the Summit.
Operational Update for Dec. 25
Posted by Pico Mountain on December 24, 2011
If you are new to Pico Mountain, welcome and if you have been a long time skier or rider, welcome back for another great season of big mountain terrain and small mountain charm! Beginners should get their legs warmed up on Bonanza and more advance skiers and riders should head up to the Summit and make fresh turns on 49’er’s smooth corduroy.
Pico Mountain Announces Opening Day for the 2011-12 Winter Season
Posted by Pico Mountain on December 13, 2011
Skiers and riders rejoice, Pico Mountain will be welcoming the 2011-12 winter season with United Way Day on Saturday, December 17. Pico Mountain will donate $20 from every $39 Pico Express Card purchased on Opening Day to the United Way of Rutland County. It’s a great chance for Pico Mountain and Pico fans to give back to an organization dedicated to the community we love so much.
Tropical Storm Irene Update
Posted by Pico Mountain on September 3, 2011
Killington Resort and Pico Mountain continues to repair and clean up base lodges, roads, lodging properties, snowmaking pump houses and water damage brought by tropical storm Irene. Phone, water and power have been restored at the Resort.