PICO MOUNTAIN TO OPEN FOR THE 2014-15 WINTER SEASON

12/06/2014

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Michael Joseph
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Discounted lift tickets, multi-day ticket deals and a ‘food-raiser’ highlight opening weekend

KILLINGTON, VT—On Saturday, December 13, 2014, Pico Mountain will open for the 2014-15 winter season with a special promotion to support BROC-Community Action in Southwest Vermont, a nonprofit organization which provided over 40,000 meals to low-income Vermonters last year. Partnering with BROC provides Pico Mountain and Pico fans with a way to support local families and individuals with needed help.

Discounted single-day lift tickets will be available all weekend at the Pico Ticketing Sales Center. With a donation of three non-perishable food items, one-day lift tickets will be just $25 for all ages (regularly $69).

“There are so many families throughout Rutland County that come to our emergency food shelf each day that the demand outweighs the supply at times. Events like this help us keep the shelves stocked in order to continue serving everyone,” says Pamela Shambo, Development Specialist at BROC.

“We’re thrilled to partner with BROC again this year,” said Tracy Taylor, director of operations for Pico Mountain, “At Pico we strive to support our community in every way possible. This ‘food-raiser’ is a great way for our guests to get involved and give back while enjoying their first turns of the season.”

For added value this season, Pico Mountain has introduced My Pico Packs, featuring 3, 4 and 5-day ticket bundles that can be used throughout the season or with friends and family on the same day. The 5-day My Pico Pack includes four days at Pico Mountain plus an additional day that can be used at either Pico or neighboring Killington Resort.

Additional ways to save include the Pico Express Card, which retails for $89 and offers discounted lift ticket rates at both Killington Resort and Pico Mountain for the entire 2014-15 season. Pico has also unveiled a new digital ticketing platform offering the best prices on lift tickets for skiers and snowboarders who plan ahead. My Pico, My Price E-Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

During the 2014-2015 season the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum display on the third floor of the Pico Base Lodge returns to provide guests with a glimpse into the state’s storied winter sports history.

Pico Mountain lift hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during weekends and on peak days. The full 2014-2015 Pico Mountain operating schedule can be found here.

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About Pico Mountain:
In 1937 on Thanksgiving morning, a legend was born: Pico Mountain Ski Resort. Although it was humbly equipped with only a 1,200’ rope tow powered by a Hudson motor car engine, skiers – true skiers – loved it. Since then a lot has changed, but the love for the mountain still lives today, and it’s as strong as ever. Families and skiing traditionalists now enjoy 56 trails and the Triple Slope Terrain Park serviced by seven lifts, including two high-speed detachable quads. With more vertical drop than 80% of New England ski areas, Pico Mountain is your home for family mountain fun with big mountain terrain and small mountain charm. www.PicoMountain.com.