Life at Pico
When we talk about small mountain charm at Pico Mountain, it means more than just friendly service and courtesy on the hill. Our everyday practices and polices are dedicated to making sure that the Pico experience is 100% Vermont and truly one-of-a-kind.
In 1937 on Thanksgiving morning, Pico Mountain 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.
A Smoke-Free Resort
In consideration of the health and happiness of our guests, Pico Mountain is a 100% smoke-free resort. Please ask a staff member or volunteer if you need assistance or have any questions about our amenities. Thank you for your cooperation.
Pico Mountain and Killington Resort continue to implement innovative energy conservation measures and environmental management practices to reduce energy consumption and the effects of climate change.
We hold environmental partnerships with Efficiency Vermont, Green Mountain Power, Cassella Resource Solutions, and The Marble Valley Regional Transportation District, just to name a few. In addition, we endorse the National Ski Areas Association Sustainable Slopes Environmental Charter for Ski Areas and the Keep Winter Cool Campaign.
Protect Your Playground
Great ideas often come from unassuming places and if your brainstorming skills are anything like your recreational ones, there’s a good chance you’ve already been thinking about this. Gather your concept(s), rally the troops, and apply for a Protect Your Playground grant. If your innovative, environmentally focused idea is the right one, we'll supply the tools and resources you need to turn that idea into reality. Together we can make systemic, lasting contributions to our environment.
Uphill Travel - Skinning and Hiking
Winter uphill travel by means of skinning and snowshoeing is becoming increasingly popular. Pico Mountain at Killington welcome winter uphill travel enthusiasts. In order to help provide an enjoyable and orderly experience for both uphill and downhill guests on a 24/7 basis, all uphill travelers are required to follow resort rules.
Pico Mountain is proud to be a pet friendly resort. We respect that your pets are family, and we want your entire family to enjoy the Killington experience. We welcome quiet, non-aggressive pets who are well groomed and up to date on shots and vaccinations. We also ask that you observe the following resort rules:
- Pets must be on a leash, in a carrier or held and under control at all times.
- Any messes created by your pet need to be cleaned up by the pet owner.
- Pets are not allowed on chair lifts.
- No pets are allowed in base lodges, indoor public facilities, outside seating areas or any food venues.
- In winter months, pets are not allowed any place where skiing and riding occurs during operating hours.
- Pico Mountain reserves the right to ask that a pet be removed for any reason.
- Pets may not be allowed in some event venues.
- Pico Mountain welcomes service animals at any time. Service animals must be under control and on a leash/harness.
- The pet policy at resort and area lodging accommodations varies by property.
Pico and The Americans with Disabilities Act
At Pico Mountain, we strive to ensure that every guest enjoys their time at the resort with maximum safety and comfort. For more information on the resort-wide Public Access Policy addressing service animals and use of other power driven mobility devices, please check the link below.