Pico Mountain Ski Resort

Pico Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Vermont in USA. The resort is in the town of Mendon, VT. We recently ranked all of Vermont's ski resorts, so you can see where Pico Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Pico Mountain is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.

Pico Mountain Lodging:

Pico Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Pico Mountain has a total of 57 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 468 acres, Pico Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 189 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Pico Mountain's slopes see on average 250 inches (98 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 20 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
468(2 km2)
Annual Snowfall
250"(98 cm)

Pico Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Pico Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,967 feet, or 1,209 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,000 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,967 feet (600 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Pico Mountain's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
3,967'(1,209 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,967'(600 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,000'(610 m)

Pico Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
52.9out of 100
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Pico Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Pico Mountain has 468 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Pico Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
20%(94 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
48%(225 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
32%(150 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Pico Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Pico Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Pico Mountain Ski Resort Location

Pico Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Vermont, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Mendon, VT.

Mendon, VT 05701 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
43.86000, -72.88000

Getting to Pico Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Pico Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.86000, -72.88000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Mendon, VT to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Pico Mountain Ski Resort.

Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC119 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME129 mi
Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA140 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Pico Mountain.

Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional AirportRUTRutland, VT23 mi
Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH33 mi
Burlington International AirportBTVBurlington, VT44 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Pico Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Pico Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%14 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%18 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%32 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%37 mi
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%39 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%44 mi
Woods ValleyBolton Landing, NY1,400 ft33%44 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%46 mi
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%48 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%51 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%51 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%51 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%54 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%59 mi
Gore MountainNorth Creek, NY3,600 ft60%60 mi
Whiteface MountainWilmington, NY4,650 ft70%61 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%62 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%62 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%63 mi
Willard MountainGreenwich, NY1,415 ft35%66 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%69 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%69 mi
Mt. Pisgah Recreation CenterSaranac Lake, NY2,500 ft38%70 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%76 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%77 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%78 mi
CatamountHillsdale, NY2,000 ft35%78 mi
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%79 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%80 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%80 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%84 mi
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%87 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%88 mi
Owl's HeadMansonville, QC2,480 ft46%89 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%89 mi
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%89 mi
Titus MountainMalone, NY2,025 ft36%91 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%93 mi
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%99 mi
Royal MountainSaint Johnsville, NY1,800 ft36%99 mi

Pico Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation3,967 ft
Base Elevation2,000 ft
Vertical Drop1,967 ft
(20% Beginner,  48% Intermediate,  32% Expert)
Skiable Acres468
Avg. Annual Snowfall250 inches
Pico Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats