Date: January 26, 2013
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Pico Mountain Ski Area is a ski area located in Vermont, USA. Established in 1937, it was one of the first commercial ski resorts in the state. The base lodge is located on the northwest side of Pico Peak on U.S. Route 4 approximately 9 miles (14 km) northeast of Rutland, Vermont.
Pico began as Pico Peak in 1937. The first T-bar lift in the US began operation there in 1940. The Mead family founded the ski resort. Their daughter, Andrea Mead-Lawrence, won a pair of gold medals in skiing in the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.
In 1996, the resort went into receivership and was bought by the Killington Mountain Resort and Ski Area in December 1997. However, ski runs have not yet been cut to connect the two resorts. The only access is along a sewer line that runs from Killington to Rutland, which allows for equipment (snowmobiles and groomers) to go from one area to the other. Most passes purchased for Killington are valid at Pico, but Pico passes are not valid at Killington.