Move Up :: Holidays Are For Skinning

Move Up :: Holidays Are For Skinning


At Pico Mountain, we don't believe that lift hours should dictate our mountain adventures. With snow in the forecast and a holiday weekend ahead, there are quiet turns to be earned - not to mention opportunity for some good calorie burning.

Learn more below - and start planning that next trip to the top.

Where to begin?


"Uphill travelers must stick to the marked routes at both resorts during and outside of operating hours. At Killington, objectives include Ramshead and Snowdon mountains, and to the summit of nearby Pico via an interconnect trail. You can also get to the summit of Pico directly, from its base area. Pico is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays except on holidays, and therefore can hold powder stashes longer. Locals affectionately refer it to as "Hiko," says Mike Miller, owner of Basecamp Outfitters."

Check out the whole story from our friends at Outside Magazine.


Right on schedule.


Keep an eye out for designated routes, both uphill and downhill. Pico travelers are lucky - on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, you won't have to watch out for groomers or other guests, as the mountain's lift service is closed.

To get you started, here's a peek at the Interconnect Route, new for the 2014-15 season!


  • From the Ramshead Base Lodge, proceed up the looker’s right side of Easy Street trail. 
  • Follow Easy Street to its intersection with Header trail. These two trails run together for approximately 100 yards.
  • Turn right up Easy Street and follow it to the base of Swirl trail.

If you decide to leave the ski resort premises and go beyond the ski area boundary, an out-of-bounds uphill travel route continues up Old Swirl trail to the summit of Ramshead Mountain. BE AWARE: this section of the route is outside the ski area boundary and is not maintained or checked by ski resort personnel at any time, both during non-operating AND operating hours.

  • Turn hard right and proceed downhill along the marked route for approximately 75 yards.
  • Turn left and follow the Interconnect uphill until it joins the Pico Mountain Uphill Travel Route on 49er trail.


Get the whole story on Uphill Travel here. Happy holiday weekend!

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