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.
There are numerous options to stay at Pico Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Pico Mountain Mountain 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, 0.7 square miles, or 1.9 square kilometers.
Pico Mountain's slopes see on average 250 inches (7.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 20 feet every year!
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.
Pico Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
52.9out of 100
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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.
Skiable Terrain 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%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Mendon, VT.
Mendon, VT 05701 USA
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Getting to Pico Mountain Mountain 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 Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||119 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||129 mi|
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||140 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 Airport||RUT||Rutland, VT||23 mi|
|Lebanon Municipal Airport||LEB||Lebanon, NH||33 mi|
|Burlington International Airport||BTV||Burlington, VT||44 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.
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||39%||7 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||68%||14 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||60%||18 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||52%||32 mi|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||32%||37 mi|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||40%||39 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||42%||44 mi|
|Woods Valley||Bolton Landing, NY||1,400 ft||33%||44 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||52%||46 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||59%||48 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||45%||51 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||59%||51 mi|
|Suicide Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||36%||51 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||44%||54 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||42%||59 mi|
|Gore Mountain||North Creek, NY||3,600 ft||60%||60 mi|
|Whiteface Mountain||Wilmington, NY||4,650 ft||70%||61 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||44%||62 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||57%||62 mi|
|West Mountain||Queensbury, NY||1,470 ft||30%||63 mi|
|Willard Mountain||Greenwich, NY||1,415 ft||35%||66 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||60%||69 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||49%||69 mi|
|Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center||Saranac Lake, NY||2,500 ft||37%||70 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||52%||76 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||57%||77 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||41%||78 mi|
|Catamount Outdoor Family Center||Williston, NY||2,000 ft||35%||78 mi|
|Jay Peak||Jay, VT||3,968 ft||50%||79 mi|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||39%||80 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||32%||80 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||51%||84 mi|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||41%||87 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||55%||88 mi|
|Owl's Head||Mansonville, QC||2,480 ft||46%||89 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||43%||89 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||39%||89 mi|
|Titus Mountain||Malone, NY||2,025 ft||36%||91 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||44%||93 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||17%||93 mi|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||41%||99 mi|
|Royal Mountain||Saint Johnsville, NY||1,800 ft||35%||99 mi|
Pico Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||3,967 ft|
|Base Elevation||2,000 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,967 ft|
(20% Beginner, 48% Intermediate, 32% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||250 inches|