Pico Mountain Holiday Giving Benefits Rutland and Killington Communities

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 05 2010 - 11:47 AM

KILLINGTON, Vermont — Thanks to the fundraising efforts of staff and local skiers and snowboarders, Pico Mountain is happy to announce a donation of more than $2,000 to the United Way of Rutland County, and a donation of 1,000 lift tickets to the local Red Cross.

Pico Mountain gave a free Pico Express card to any guest who donated over $20 to the United Way of Rutland County, VT. Throughout the weekend of Dec 18-20, Pico was able to collect $2,025 to give back to the community. In the past four years, Pico and Killington have donated more than $25,000 to the United Way. Additionally, Pico Mountain donated a either a free ‘Learn-to’ package or a free lift ticket to everyone who donated blood at the Red Cross’s Gift of Life Marathon on Dec. 22, helping to collect 1,024 pints and break the single-day record for any blood drive in New England.

“We are excited to be able to give back to the Rutland community, and thankful for the guests who donated and helped make the weekend successful,” says Pat Ryan, Director of Sales, Marketing and Reservations. “We’re always happy to be able to partner with the community, and we look forward to our next opportunity to do so.”

Pico Express Card holders ski or ride every day of the season for $10-$18 below the lift ticket window cost, and can also skip the lines and go straight to the lifts – the first scan of each day automatically purchases a discounted lift ticket for that guest. For more information on the Rutland Chapter of the United Way, please visit their website, or learn more about Pico’s events and promotions online.

About Pico Mountain:

With more vertical drop than 80% of New England mountains, Pico Mountain offers mogul trails, glades, groomed cruisers and the new Triple Slope Terrain Park, all of which lead back to one classically-styled Vermont base lodge. First-timers can enjoy gentle learning trails and a new tow-rope, while more advanced skiers and snowboarders will enjoy finding their way into the glades on a fresh powder day. Our 50 trails, 214 skiable acres and seven lifts (including two high-speed quads) mean our slopes are never crowded and our guests get the most out of their days. Pico – Big Mountain Terrain, Small Mountain Charm. www.PicoMountain.com.