Pico receives approval to connect into Killington water source

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    Pico receives approval to connect into Killington water source

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    New Snowmaking Pipeline Build is Underway


    Hello Pico Fans,
    We have an exciting update today—the final permit has been granted for our Pico pipeline project, giving us the green light to install 16,850 feet of pipeline that will carry water for Pico snowmaking directly from Killington’s water source.


    This additional water supply will allow Pico snowmakers to both blanket terrain more rapidly and achieve faster recovery after challenging weather events.





    What’s more exciting is that the pipeline is just one piece of our ongoing capital investment project, the largest investment in Pico Mountain over the last 20 years. We’ve already installed more than 9,000 feet of new and replacement snowmaking pipe this summer, and come springtime, Pico’s primary pump house will receive extensive upgrades including the addition of three new pumps and a new control system, which will further increase snowmaking capacity.


    We’re thrilled about the upcoming improvements and cannot wait for you to get out on the mountain and enjoy more consistent and reliable snow surfaces this winter.


    Do you still need to purchase your pass? Pico’s 2019-20 My Pico Season Passes are on sale now with a new Kids Ski Free promotion, offering a free season pass to kids 12 and under with the purchase of an adult pass. Make sure you buy on or before October 17, 2019 for the lowest price.


    If you need assistance selecting a pass, let us help! Call a Pico Mountain Season Pass Specialist at 1-800-887-3257 or email seasonpass@picomountain.com. We can answer any questions you might have, and help you decide.
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    Have skied Pico a lot and the only trails conditions can ever possibly suck on are Upper KA and maybe Upper Forty Niner.

    I've found straight up hero snow conditions at Pico (besides those trails) more often than not.

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    Pico really needed this. Still needs more snowmaking upgrades!

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    And silly me to actually think this was something regarding that 20 some-odd year-old idea of the Interconnect.

    Still good news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    And silly me to actually think this was something regarding that 20 some-odd year-old idea of the Interconnect.

    Still good news.
    LOL me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    And silly me to actually think this was something regarding that 20 some-odd year-old idea of the Interconnect.

    Still good news.
    The interconnect will never happen in Current Vermont...

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrec10 View Post
    The interconnect will never happen in Current Vermont...
    And I think a lot of people are perfectly ok with that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrec10 View Post
    The interconnect will never happen in Current Vermont...
    It's actually already permitted. Economical is another question, one that has been answered by the lack of movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    It's actually already permitted. Economical is another question, one that has been answered by the lack of movement.
    Why would you spend significant money to connect to a mountain that by itself cannot justify being open 7 days a week? There would need to be a very significant increase in demand. Until then more bang for your buck doing the improvements that they have been doing. IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slatham View Post
    Why would you spend significant money to connect to a mountain that by itself cannot justify being open 7 days a week? There would need to be a very significant increase in demand. Until then more bang for your buck doing the improvements that they have been doing. IMHO.
    Yeah unfortunately running Pico and Killington interconnected would just be a monster in daily operations costs. 6 base lodges. 18-20 lifts running midweek with 25+ weekends/holidays. With the interconnect there'd be near or over 100 miles of trails, imagine grooming and making snow on just 70% of them.

    There's just no ROI as the demand is not there. Which is a shame as I am pro-interconnect but understand it is incredibly unlikely to happen.
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