Pico Mountain
Pico Mountain
Sunday, March 24, 2024
Submitted on March 24, 2024 by rocket21 (1408 Rating1408)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeIkon Pass
Lift Lines Lift Lines3 to 5 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions98% open; Powder, Packed Powder
Glades GladesAll in play, all with plenty of base.
Moguls MogulsPretty much everywhere.
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)Prospector and Exhibition
Run of the Day Run of the DayBirch Glades
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageCramped lodge and no cash option, so I did not partake.
Comments CommentsWow. Perhaps the best all-around New England skiing of the winter was in the spring. Powder everywhere and enough base to have little concern about rocks, etc. Powder was dense enough to be durable, but not wet/sticky.

The only stuff not open was the top of Knomes Knoll (lift not running).

Big crowds (parked in the lot on the side of the highway shortly after opening), and some lines when the lifts were having problems, but trails were generally not crowded (except 49er and Lower Pike). Summit Quad had at least three extended stoppages and at one point had a mechanic sitting atop the base terminal. Outpost opened late. Both high speed quads were running well short of full speed.

Little Pico complex was fun, especially with no race closures. Enough powder that folks were skiing the lift line top to bottom. I hopped in just below the boulders and found it to still be great in the afternoon. A Slope was getting skied off on the pitch, but otherwise good.

Best base I've experienced for Giant Killer and Sunset 71. Birch Glades and Poma Glades were great.

Once the Outpost chair fired up, some great skiing was had there.

Beautiful blue skies with temperatures getting just above freezing down low.
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