Pico Mountain Report

Pico Ski Club General Meeting - Saturday November 18, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Pico Ski Club General Membership Meeting will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2:30pm.  All active Members are encouraged to attend, as well as new Members.

Club Opening Work Day -Saturday November 18, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm


From 1:00pm to 2:30pm, we'll be tackling all the tasks and chores needed to get the club ready for the winter ahead.  Please join us, as any help is appreciated!  Remember, we keep the Club running and maintained with volunteer help from all Club members.

Ski Lockers

2017-18 Ski Lockers Now Available

Did you have a Ski Locker at the Club last year? If so, it’s time to renew!

Members who had a locker last season will retain the same locker for the 2017-18 season upon receipt of payment. Lockers are $125, or $150 for a Family Locker.

Payment for lockers must be received by Dec. 1, or lockers will be available to the next member on the waiting list.

Please make payment to:


Pico Racing Program

Attn: Barry Cooper

10 Dartmouth Street

Opening Night Party!

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm


Opening Night

This adult-only evening will feature delicious food presented by Jill & Julie's Catering.  A variety of appetizers, dinner, and their famous cannoli's, along with a great selection of beer & wine will be served.

This event is open to current Club members only. The only exception are single Club members are allowed to bring one non-member guest.

Registration has now closed for this event.  If you are still interested in attending please send an email to info@picoskiclub.com

Help us out at this event, sign up as a volunteer! 

Race Program

Race Registration OPEN!

Located at the base of Pico Mountain in the central Green Mountains of Vermont, the Pico Ski Club's mission is to provide an opportunity for youth to become successful individuals and to achieve their personal goals through their participation in ski racing. Participants need not be members of the Pico Ski Club. 

The Pico Ski Club is dedicated to providing an athletic environment which ensures each participant is given the opportunity to excel and pursue his/her dreams in alpine ski racing. Coaches will help educate athletes in proper athlete management, goal setting, mental skills training, dryland preparation, on-snow training, race preparation and summer planning. 

The Pico Ski Club's programs are offered for kids age 5 to 20, and no previous racing experience is required. However, U14+ participants should be very strong all-moutain skiers. All program participants must be comfortable skiing all types of terrain and must be able to safely load, ride, and pull the safety bar down and unload the chairlift by themselves. 

President's Message - August 2017

August 2017

As I sit here rifling through my bag on a plane headed to Dallas, I come across the quintessential reminder of why we do what we do every weekend from November to April. It’s a note from one of our athletes that simply reads:

 Pete the Cat!

Jasper, as many of you may know, is one of our U8 rock stars who at the age of 6 came out EVERY weekend last season. Regardless of the ever-changing weather, there was Jasper ready to make new friends and have a blast doing what we all LOVE to do …. SKI !!!

I can only reflect on the fact that while we are parents, coaches or both, our job and the reason the Pico Ski Club exists is to instill the raw love of skiing that old Jasper so eloquently penned in his thank you note to me at the end of last season.

Whether you or your kids race or just ski for fun, being out on the hill with your friends and family and getting that feeling of flying down 49er or ripping up Busted is only attainable if someone in your life simply showed you how.

Pico Ski Club Wins Vara Golf Tournament

Golf Team

The Pico Ski Club team won the VARA Golf Classic May 30th at Green Mountain National Golf Course.

Pico Ski Club team of Matt Kinsman, Brian Pell, Karl Larson and Cody Larson tied with Green Mountain Valley School, and then went on to win the tiebreaker to take the tournament victory.

Many thanks to all the teams who showed up despite the unruly weather forecast! The rain, thunder and lightning stayed away throughout the event. Sixteen teams rallied to play a best ball, shotgun start, tournament. There were great prizes and product donations for the participant raffle. The players were able to complete all 18 holes with no weather interruptions and enjoyed and excellent BBQ dinner while waiting for awards.

Thanks for another great season!

Great season!

17-18 Membership Calendar

July 10, 2017
2017-18 Membership Renewal Opens 

September 15, 2017
11:59 p.m. - 2017-18 Membership Renewal Deadline 

September 29, 2017
Pico Ski Club Annual Swap & Sale

September 30, 2017
Pico Ski Club Annual Swap & Sale

October 1, 2017
Pico Ski Club Annual Swap & Sale

November 18
Pico Ski Club Opening for the season - 12:30 p.m.
General Membership Meeting - 2:30 p.m.
Welcome Back Party (Adults Only) - 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 30
Mexican Fiesta Happy Hour, 3-6 p.m.

Sunday, January, 14
Family Potluck, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 27
Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.

Saturday, February 24
Family Italian Night, 3-6 p.m.

Volunteerism is the key to a successful Pico Ski Club

The Pico Ski Club has been a successful organization for more than 60 years because members volunteer for numerous activities and events, such as the annual Ski Swap, Social Activities, Club Maintenance, Race Crew, etc.

Additionally, membership dues are affordable because everyone is pitching in. Every year when you renew your membership, you’re asked to indicate which event and/or activities you would be willing to assist. Unfortunately though, many members have failed to fulfill their volunteer commitments when called upon by the various committee chairs. The failure of the membership to lend a hand increases the time commitment and pressure for those that do volunteer on a regular basis. 

Without volunteer support from the membership, the Pico Ski Club may ultimately have to reduce the benefits afforded to the membership. This could mean fewer Social Events, overall reduction in Ski Swap hours and dates, and deferred maintenance projects that in the long run could end up costing the club thousands of dollars. 

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