Mountain Profile

Big Mountain Skiing, Small Mountain Charm.

Only here can you experience the thrill of a large mountain with the personal touch of a small ski area. 

Pico Classic Picks

  • At more than one mile long, Pike, Pico’s longest trail, begins at the summit and ends at the base lodge.
  • Skiers and riders can also try the blue square 49er or winding black diamond trails like Summit Glades, Upper KA and Sunset 71 straight from the summit.
  • More experienced skiers and riders can take a shot at the mountain’s steepest trail, Giant Killer – a double-black diamond.
  • For glade skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, Pico offers classic tree skiing on Doozie, Outlaw and Birch Woods to name a few.
  • First-time skiers and snowboarders can take advantage of their own chairlift and rope tow, serving two gentle learning trails at the Bonanza Learning area.
  • For cruising and carving, check out the green circle and blue square trails off the Golden Express Quad, including Fool’s Gold, Prospector and Gold Rush.
  • Riders and skiers working on their freestyle skills will be right at home in the Triple Slope Terrain Park.

2014-15 Dates and Hours

Opening Day December 13, 2014
Closing Day March 29, 2015

Operation Schedule

Open Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Open Saturday, Sunday and Peak Dates, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday, non-peak.

Peak Dates Dec. 24, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015; Jan. 17 - 19 and Feb. 14 - 20, 2015


Total Trails 57 100%
Easier 10 18%
More Difficult 26 46%
Most Difficult 21 36%


Summit Elevation 3,967'
Base Elevation 2,000'
Vertical Drop 1,967'
Skiable Acres 468
Miles of Trails 19


Summit Express Quad 6,160'
Golden Express Quad 4,400'
Little Pico Triple 2,090'
Knomes Knoll Triple 1,643'
Outpost Double 1,642'
Bonanza Rope Tow 400'
Bonanza Double 530'


Average annual natural snowfall 250"
Snowmaking coverage 75%


Pico's History

Thanksgiving Day, 2014, marks 77 years of making turns at Pico Mountain. In 1937 on Thanksgiving morning, Pico Mountain Ski Resort came to life with only a 1,200 foot rope tow powered by a Hudson motor car engine and a lot of love.

Since then, a lot has changed. But the love that began more than seventy years ago for this mountain still lives today – and it’s as strong as ever. No other big mountain has such small mountain charm, and no athletes love their mountain quite like Pico skiers and riders.

Families and skiing traditionalists now enjoy 57 trails serviced by seven lifts, including two high-speed detachable quads. Gentle learning terrain, smooth cruisers and classically narrow New England steeps can all be found at Pico Mountain. Even the most selective skiers and riders will be impressed by Pico’s vertical drop of 1,967’ – taller than 80% of Vermont ski areas.

Whether you choose scenic glades or gentle, winding trails, Pico Mountain has it all. And, if you’re willing, we can teach you how to enjoy it all. Our Snow Sports School offers specialized learning programs for everyone from children and first-timers to seasoned pros, all created with quality and value in mind.

Pico’s central base area, featuring a cozy lodge and stone fireplaces, is just another reason why this mountain is so special. Having all trails converge into one area make it easy to stay connected with friends and family throughout the day. And when it’s time to recharge, you’ll find a variety of culinary options, including homemade waffles, sandwiches, kid-friendly meals and more. For those seeking a social atmosphere, visit the Last Run Lounge for lunch and après entertainment on the weekends. With its laidback pub atmosphere, crackling fireplace and views of the sun setting on the mountain, it’s the perfect place to wrap up a classic day of skiing in Vermont.


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48 hrs: 2.0"
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