This hidden gem sits just 15 minutes’ drive from Killington, giving your group the chance to experience two fantastic Vermont resorts in one week*. Pico is a great addition to your Vermont skiing experience and the excitement of a new ski area gives everyone renewed enthusiasm and, off the slopes, there’s everything from ice-cream parties to ice-skating in the nearby town of Rutland.
Pico gives your students the thrill of a big mountain with the reassurance of a compact ski area. Attract more students by adding a cross-curricular element to your trip with a stopover in Boston or New York.
With terrain spread over 468 skiable acres and almost 2,000 feet of vertical decent on offer, there is more than enough skiing to keep even the most experienced skier satisfied.
Beginners start in the Bonanza go-slow zone and improvers have 26 blue runs to get stuck into, while confident skiers can ride from the summit to the base lodge along beautiful birch-lined trails.
*Pico is open from Thursday through to Monday throughout the season.
Direction of slopes
North & Northeast
610m / 2001ft
Acres of terrain
No of trails
6.6 miles / 10.56 km
No of lifts
1209m / 3697ft
75% of trails covered
250 inches / 635cm
Boston or New York
Approx 7 hours
3 hours from Boston, 5 hours from New York
Medical centre in Rutland, hospital in Rutland (9 miles)
Kindergarten 2 - 12yrs, Creche 12 wks - 6 yrs
- Great location, close to the shops
- Superb facilities, outdoor heated pool
The Mountain Inn boasts excellent facilities and is the ideal choice for convenience with an excellent standard of accommodation.
Location: The Mountain Inn is well located at the base of Killington mountain and the lifts are only a 5 minute walk away or a 2 min shuttle ride. Downtown Rutland is around 25 minutes by bus.
Facilities: A giant screen TV room, cosy den, games room, outdoor heated pool and hot tub, sauna and weights room (adults only).
Accommodation: All the rooms are comfortable, en-suite, with 2 double beds (based on 4 pupils sharing) with TV and hairdryers.
Meals: Continental buffet breakfast and 3 course evening meals are served either in the popular in-house restaurant ‘Santa Fe’ or in a function room.
Comfort Inn at Trolley Square
- Fabulous value
- Convenient facilities
This fantastic value for money hotel has been recently renovated and offers comfortable accommodation in a great location.
Location: Ideally positioned for access to the bowling alley and other nearby activities, with Killington Mountain only 25 minutes by bus.
Facilities: Indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and meeting room.
Accommodation: Based on 4 students sharing two double or queen size beds or a queen bed and double sofa bed with cable TV and en-suite bathrooms.
Meals: Breakfast is taken in one of the hotel function rooms and evening meals are taken at a local restaurant.
- Fantastic facilities
- Great choice of evening entertainment
The Holiday Inn is a well-managed hotel popular with school groups, with a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
Location: Ideally positioned in downtown Rutland for easy access to the nearby shopping mall, bowling, cinema and ice-skating, whilst Killington mountain is a 30 minute bus transfer.
Facilities: The facilities include an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness room, table tennis, function room for activities, games and a comfortable bar for adults to relax.
Accommodation: Based on 4 students sharing 2 queen beds with en-suite bath/shower, WC, cable TV, hairdryer and telephone.
Meals: Taken in the hotel’s restaurant or a private function room.
- Great central location
- Indoor swimming pool
The perfect choice for school groups, a great location with comfortable accommodation.
Location: Located in downtown Rutland, ideally positioned for access to all local amenities whilst Killington mountain is 30 minutes by coach.
Facilities: Indoor heated pool, sauna and high-speed Internet access.
Accommodation: Based on 4 pupils sharing two queen size beds with cable TV, telephone and en-suite bathrooms.
Meals: Continental breakfast is served in-house and evening meals are taken in local restaurants.
Best Western Inn & Suites
- Apartment-style accommodation
- Quiet location between Rutland and Killington
The Best Western is a brand new addition to our Killington programme, offering comfortable apartment-style accommodation just minutes from downtown Rutland, and a short transfer to the slopes at Pico to Killington.
Location: The Best Western Plus is located in a quiet semi-rural location on the edge of Rutland, on the way out towards Killington mountain. It’s a short coach transfer to downtown Rutland and the amenities, and an easy 20 minute ride to Killington each morning.
Facilities: The large main lobby has comfortable seating and open fireplace plus Internet terminals. A breakfast room situated to the side of the lobby, and another function room upstairs can also be used for larger groups.
Accommodation: Accommodation is based on one and two-bedroom suites, each with a spacious lounge area and kitchenette. Rooms are based on 4 students sharing two double or queen size beds. All rooms have en-suite facilities, whilst the suites have cable TV, hi-speed Internet connection, telephones, coffee makers and hairdryers.
Meals: A breakfast room serves a deluxe continental breakfast with a fresh hot waffle bar, whilst evening meals are taken at local Rutland restaurants.
Killington Mountain Lodge
- Great facilities
- Indoor swimming pool
This Vermont ski lodge offers full resort amenities and rustic elegance and is situated close to the slopes.
Location: Just a 5 minute shuttle ride from Killington mountain base lodge, and 25 minutes to downtown Rutland.
Facilities: There are numerous rooms available for evening activities including DVD nights, plus a small games arcade. There are also plenty of facilities for our Party Leaders with private areas for adults only: bars, a restaurant, an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre and spa.
Accommodation: Based on 4 pupils sharing 2 queen beds with en-suite facilities. All rooms include telephone, hair dryers and cable TV.
Meals: Hot breakfast and evening meals are catered for in-house in one of the function or dining rooms.
- Indoor pool and hot tub
- Modern and spacious rooms with en-suite
Enjoy a relaxing and comfortable stay at the Hampton Inn, Rutland’s newest hotel. Only a 15-25 minute shuttle ride to Pico and Killington mountains respectively.
Location: Great location in Rutland close to 2 shopping malls and local activities such as the ice skating rink.
Facilities: Large indoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness centre and gift shop with free Wifi throughout the hotel.
Accommodation: Rooms are based on 4 students sharing two double / queen size beds or a queen bed and a double sofa bed. All rooms have en-suite facilities, cable TV, telephones, coffee makers and hairdryers.
Meals: Each morning, wake up to Hampton's deluxe continental breakfast featuring their signature waffles and a choice of 2 hot items daily. Evening meals are taken at local restaurants within 5 minutes’ walk of the hotel.