KILLINGTON, VT, (December 21, 2012) –Pico Mountain, big mountain terrain and small mountain charm since 1937, announces two ways to score a ski resort for a day for up to 500 of your closest friends and family members with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, the largest year-round organization in the state to offer daily adaptive sports programs to people with disabilities.
Pico Mountain will be selling a limited number of $100 raffle tickets now through March 22, 2013. Tickets can be purchased onsite at the Pico Ticket Sales Center, PicoMountain.com, Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, Pico Ski Education Foundation and a variety of local stores. The winning ticket will be randomly selected at Pico’s 75th Anniversary Party, March 23, 2013. Once the winner has been determined, they will have private access for one day at Pico Mountain any non-peak Tuesday or Wednesday of the 2013-14 winter season.
“With ticket sales capped at 500, this innovative fundraiser has the potential to raise $50,000 for Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports,” stated Tracy Taylor, director of operations for Pico Mountain. “We are optimistic that our Pico patrons will jump on the opportunity to support a local organization as well as gamble on a chance to have private access to a classic Vermont ski resort.”
Additionally, Pico Mountain will be auctioned off on EBay, bidding opens December 28, 2012 through January 6, 2013 and 25% of the proceeds will be donated to Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports. Bidding will begin at $9,999, and the highest bid will have the chance to choose any non-peak Tuesday or Wednesday of the 2012-13 or 2013-14 winter season for a one day private party.
Whether Pico is won through a raffle ticket or the highest bid on EBay, each date will be reserved on a first come first served basis. Both opportunities include up to 500 guests, a 1-day lift ticket for each, 1-day rentals, and Learn To Ski or Ride lessons (all products are valid only on the date the event is booked) from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Pico Mountain will spin three lifts including the Golden Express Quad, Summit Express Quad and the Bonanza Double. Furthermore, lift operators, Ski Patrol, Mountain Ambassadors and Pico Sports Shop will be staffed and food & beverage will be available for catering or regular purchases, both at an additional cost.
Pico Mountain opened for its 76th season on December 15, 2012. Lift hours are 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekends and peak days.
About Pico Mountain:
Celebrating its 75th Anniversary, 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. No other big mountain has so much quaint charm. Since then a lot has changed. But the love that began seventy-five years ago for this mountain still lives today, and it’s as strong as ever. Families and skiing traditionalists now enjoy 53 trails and the Triple Slope Terrain Park serviced by seven lifts, including two high-speed detachable quads. www.PicoMountain.com–