Pico - good hill for strong skiiers

by: Homer Simpson - Feb 17, 2014

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 2
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 3

    Pros: Big hill but not overwhelming, handles crowds well

    Cons: Not much easy terrain, especially up top

    Recommended For: Singles, Empty Nesters

Full review

Teenage son - daredevil racer type - had a great time, felt it was a perfect mix of big hill but not too crowded or overwhelming, can ski all the good stuff in a day. Me - dad type, not exactly training for the Olympics - didn't have such a great time. Surprising to me since the hype is all about family friendly -- but there's relatively little green terrain for a hill this size, the blues are very challenging, and there is no easy trail down from the summit. (Forty-Niner is called a blue but left me black and blue.) So if you're a less advanced skiier you'll spend the day on the bottom half of the mountain.