A Glimpse of Pico, VT

Here’s a glimpse of Pico, VT brought to you by videographer Peter Hines. On paper, Pico is about 100th in vertical with just under 2,000 feet. It’s only about 136th in skiable acres but does rank about 117th in annual snowfall with 250”. While stats have their place, they’re only a part of the equation […]

Here’s a glimpse of Pico, VT brought to you by videographer Peter Hines. On paper, Pico is about 100th in vertical with just under 2,000 feet. It’s only about 136th in skiable acres but does rank about 117th in annual snowfall with 250”.

While stats have their place, they’re only a part of the equation when evaluating a resort. Some mountains under-deliver and others surpass what you see on paper. One of the latter mountains is Pico, VT.

Overshadowed by its “Beast of the East” neighbor and parent, Killington, Pico is often by-passed by thousands of cars heading to “The Beast”, which is understandable but if you ever have the opportunity swing the car into the Pico lot. When you do you’ll find good snow, expert grooming and all the amenities we’ve become to expect. But Pico has a character and charm all its own. Its long, narrow trails off the Summit Express Quad are classic New England. Two high-speed quads make it easy to get around and ensure tired legs for the ride home. Pico is also home to Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports. https://www.vermontadaptive.org