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Group of friends on skiing gondola in Killington, Vermont

Our Guide to Skiing at Pico Mountain Ski Resort

Killington, VT is the perfect vacation destination; it has many places to eat, museums to see history, and outdoor activities like snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and more. You’ll find this Appalachian-like town right in the heart of central Vermont, close to the Green Mountains area. 

About Pico Mountain

Anyone needing new Killington winter activities to explore should check out Pico Mountain, a top state resort that covers 2,000 feet of overall space. The resort area has 58 trails covering 19 miles; therefore, it’s the perfect spot to take your next adventure, whether by yourself or your crew!

Operating Schedule

On Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from December through February, you can stop in from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During that same peak season, you can also drop in on a Saturday or Sunday (from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Typically, they open on Tuesday and Wednesday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) around the end of February; however, these hours can change annually, so check their site for updates. 


The first thing you’ll notice when you get here, in addition to the immaculate cleanliness of the facilities, is the trail guide, which is your first step in getting your bearings in this grand adventure. If you ever lose it, ask the front desk for an extra copy at no cost. You can also see one online at any time. 

When looking at the map for the first time, you’ll notice this resort covers a balanced blend of freestyle terrain trails and more honed-in, guided trails. So, take your pick! The red lines on the map mark the open-exploration, freestyle-like trails, while the green lines cover just about everything else (including the easier beginner trails). The most challenging terrain to cross, such as the “Upper Giant Killer” or “Summit Glades” trail areas, will be marked in black, typically surrounding the eastern and western outskirts of the central region. 

Winter Activities

If you want to get your adrenaline pumping, you need to hit up the one and only Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center, which you’ll find in the nearby town of Rutland, just past Woodstock Ave’s Route 4 entryway. It’s a quick drive out of the Killington area and gets you over 30 top rope stations and countless bouldering and lead climbing instructors. 

Two bluegrass musicians playing instruments in Killington, Vermont

Afterward, you should stick around and check out Paramount Theatre, a top highlight of Rutland that’s open year-round. It’s been around for many years and has been able to host the likes of Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglass, and many other local and non-local bluegrass singer sensationalists. They’ve also held countless popular plays within their building, even many by Neil Simon. You can’t go wrong here if you enjoy classic Disney plays like Peter Pan, Pinocchio, and others. Hours can vary. For booking tickets in advance or other questions, call them at 802-775-0570. 

Lessons & Rentals

Anyone two and older can take a private lesson at Pico Mountain Ski Resort. The resort offers 1.5-hour lessons, running daily at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Better yet, if you’d like an entire half-day to learn and practice, then go for their 3-hour class (of up to six total people per group) that runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. For a full day instead (a total of six people), try their ultimate 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. course.

Looking for a place to rent skis in Killington, VT? You may do so right here. You can rent by the day (1-day, 2-day, and 3-day rentals offered). They sell these rental packages for adults (anyone 19 and older here) and youth (18 and younger). You may either pre-rent (by calling or booking online) or rent on the day of (walk-in style rentals, based on whatever’s available last-minute). It’s always advisable to reserve your rentals ahead of time if possible.

Plan Your Stay

Planning an unforgettable trip to Killington, VT, doesn’t have to be difficult! Simply view our rentals, reserve your favorite, and prepare for your best vacation yet.

Tickets & Passes

Thankfully, if you’re arriving last-minute (or later decide to try this out), Pico Mountain does offer day-of-lift ticket passes, which are just as convenient as the name makes them sound. The daily rate varies depending on age, so check the website for ticket prices. Discounts for military personnel are available. 

Group of friends on skiing gondola in Killington, Vermont

For season passes, the best bet is to get the KA. All Seasons Pass or the My Pico Season Pass. These are all-inclusive and include everything you may need to spend the entire season on the slopes. Current students living in the state of Vermont may also take advantage of their Vermont Student Pass, which distinctly offers free summer gondola rides plus an additional 15% discount off all food, drinks, and retail shop items.

Killington Vacation Rentals

The best place to find Killington condo rentals is with us at Killington Group. We’ve currently got multiple rentals at Killington Mountain, including a few homes that can even sleep up to eight people per stay! In addition to the rentals on the mountain, you can also find properties closer to town, which is excellent for making the most of your visit beyond the slopes. 

Our units come with the cleanest conditions to welcome you when you arrive. You’ll also find convenient features like high-speed internet, beautiful mountain views, fully stocked kitchens, flat-screen TVs, and so much more. Plus, you’ll be right near the mountains and have plenty of other fun in the downtown area.  
Our luxurious Pico condo rentals at Killington Mountain are available to view anytime. Don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have questions about what you see or the rental process. Look and book. Don’t miss out!