Pico is one of Vermont's largest mountains. How big? It has more vertical drop than 80% of the
downhill ski areas in New England. Those 1,967 feet are spread over 50 trails and 214 skiable
acres, with lots of choices for all abilities.
One of Pico's most enjoyable attributes is that it is undeniably a big mountain, but with a
small ski area's personal touch. There are mogul trails, glades and groomed steeps, but all the
trails lead back to the same base area.
The Pike, Pico's longest trail, begins at the summit and terminates right outside the base
lodge. From the summit, skiers and riders can try 49er or the winding and narrow black diamonds
Summit Glades, Upper KA, and Sunset 71. If you’re up to it, take a shot at the mountain's
steepest, most difficult trail, Giant Killer – it’s called that for a reason. Pico also has two
tree skiing areas - Birch Woods and Doozie.
Racers often train on B-Slope, which descends in a wide arc from the top of Little Pico. Bumps
usually form on the black diamond A-Slope, also on Little Pico Mountain.
First-time skiers and snowboarders can board an easy-to-use chairlift, new rope tow and two
gentle learning trails at the Bonanza area. Cruisers can enjoy run after run on the groomed green
circle and blue square trails off the Golden Express Quad. Powder hounds will delight in fresh
tracks days after a snowstorm if they can find their way into the Birch or Summit Glades.
Pico Mountain offers the friendly intimacy of classic Vermont skiing with uncrowded slopes,
long runs and diverse terrain, plus a central base village and lodge complete with a roaring fire
in a stone fireplace. However, Pico offers big-time skiing and snowboarding with a 1,967-foot
vertical and 50 trails, seven lifts (including two high-speed quads), timed racing arenas, a
terrain park and 75% snowmaking coverage.
Summit Elevation: 3,967
Base Elevation 2,000
Vertical Drop 1,967
Skiable Acres: 214
Miles of Trails: 17
Average annual natural snowfall: 250"
Snowmaking coverage: 75%