Heads Up! Above and beyond Pico Mountain's commitment to provide the best possible experience to all skiers and snowboarders, we are committed to promoting alpine awareness and safety.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY CODE
Pico Mountain is committed to promoting skier and rider safety awareness. In addition to people using traditional alpine ski equipment, you may be joined on the slopes by snowboarders, telemark skiers, skiers with disabilities, skiers with specialized equipment and others. Always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and snowboarding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Know your ability level and stay within it. Observe YOUR RESPONSIBILITY CODE listed below and share the responsibility for a great outdoor experience with other skiers and riders.
- Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
- People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
- Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
- Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
KNOW THE CODE. IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.
- Snowmobiles, grooming vehicles and snowmaking operations may be encountered at any time.
- Be advised that all poles, flags, fencing, signage and padding on equipment or objects, or other forms of marking devices, are used by the resort to inform you of the presence or location of potential obstacles or hazards. These markers are no guarantee of your safety and will not pro
tect you from injury. It is your responsibility to stay away from marked areas.
NSAA CHECK YOUR SPEED CAMPAIGN
- Check Your Speed
- Warning, Objects Are Closer Than They Appear
- Fixed Objects Don’t Move – You Do!
- Factoid – At 27mph You Need 60 feet and 1½ Seconds to Avoid a Tree
- Defensible Distance – Do You Have It?
The 4 MAIN POINTS OF SMART STYLE:
- Make a Plan
Every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and take off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
- Look Before You Leap
Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area.
- Easy Style It
Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials not recommended.)
- Respect Gets Respect
From the lift line through the park.
PRACTICE PARK ETIQUETTE!
Do not stop or ride through landings! If there are boards or skis in front of a jump, the jump is closed, go around feature! When not using features, stay off to the side of the trail, out of the way. Use features in the manner in which they are intended. Don't jump off the sides of the takeoffs.
Respect Gets Respect.
YOU SHOULD KNOW
Pico Mountain supports and recommends the use of helmets by skiers and riders. If you choose to wear a helmet, be sure to understand its limits and proper use. Follow Your Responsibility Code and ski and ride in a responsible and controlled manner. Remember that safety awareness education and personal responsibility are key to long-term slope safety.
Pico Mountain allows alpine skis, snowboards, mono-skis, telemark skis and specialized adaptive equipment used by disabled skiers. All equipment must have metal edges. Use of any other equipment, such as sleds, toboggans, tubes, trays, saucers, etc., is strictly prohibited on resort premises, unless previously authorized by management.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU...
The Guest Services Desk is located at the Ticet Sales Center to assist with any questions you may have. Any Pico staff member or Ambassador will also assist you.
Need lodging tonight?
Call Pico Central Reservations at (866) 667-7426
Need First Aid?
Report accidents to any ski patroller, Mountain Ambassador, lift operator or at first aid stations located at the top of the mountain and around the corner from Vermont Adaptive at Pico Lodge. From any house phone, dial ext. 4444. Or, call these emergency phone numbers using an outside line:
(802) 422-1243 (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
(802) 422-6722 (5:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m.)
Area medical services:
Killington Medical Clinic*
Ramshead, (802) 422-6125 or ext. 6125 from any house phone
Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen St, Rutland, (802) 775-7111
Have car trouble?
Habro Inc. (AAA, 24 hours) Killington Road, (802) 422-3434
Mountain Glass & Lock (AAA, 24 hours) Rutland, (802) 747-4511
Greene’s Auto & Locksmith (24 hours) Rutland, (802) 775-5844
Inquire at the Guest Services Desk at the Ticket Sales Center for more options.
Find or lose something?
Articles may be left with or reported to Guest Services Desk.
DRESSING FOR THE SLOPES
Layers = Warmth
Start with an insulating layer of thermal underwear made from a synthetic fiber that will wick moisture away from your skin. Next, add a middle layer consisting of a turtleneck and fleece for maximum warmth. Finally, slip into a water-resistant outer jacket and pants. Avoid cotton garments!
- Keep your head and ears covered by a warm hat or helmet. It will help the rest of your body stay warm too!
- Use a lotion that protects your face from the wind and sun. A neck gaiter will cover up your mouth and nose. Goggles will also help protect your face from the elements, and keep your eyes from watering.
- Your hands may be warmer in mittens than in gloves.
- Well-fitted boots will help maintain circulation in your feet. It is actually better not to wear multiple layers of socks, as they might cut off circulation.
*Not owned or operated by Killington/Pico Ski Resort Partners, LLC.