Tag Archives: Pico

Local News
April 7, 2016

Early birds save big on next season’s passes

By Karen D. Lorentz

While the effects of a wacko winter—it was unusually warmer, less snowy and more erratic temperature wise than previous weird winters—hasn’t gone by yet, the offer of early-bird season passes is marching on.

Actually, the major ski areas with huge snowmaking…

Sports
March 2, 2016

Downhill for Diabetes ski event brings KMS together

Killington Mountain School Alpine athlete Marc Hartnett, was diagnosed this year with type 1 diabetes. It didn’t take long for Marc to come to terms with his diagnosis and to make the necessary lifestyle adjustments to accommodate this lifelong condition. After learning about Marc’s diabetes,…

Sports
February 24, 2016

At Killington and Okemo Resorts, innovation and technology lead

By Karen D. Lorentz

Ski areas in central Vermont have long been at the forefront of ski industry innovation and technology, from pioneering ski lifts to making snow.

From building the nation’s first rope tow in Woodstock in 1934 to installing the first T-Bar…

Remembering a serendipitous first day of skiing at Pico
Sports
February 9, 2016

Remembering a serendipitous first day of skiing at Pico

By Karen D. Lorentz

The northern view as seen from 49er on Pico thrills the soul and makes riding and skiing sensational.

By Karen D. Lorentz

Remember the excitement of the first day of school? The trepidation?

Well, getting out on…

What almost killed me made me stronger
Altitude Sickness
January 8, 2016

What almost killed me made me stronger

To follow up on the post-injury introspective I wrote about in my past column, here is a comparative study with a different injury, more comprehensive but slightly less acutely catastrophic.

On Thursday March 22, 2012, I finished a contracting job at 3 a.m., got about…

Local News
December 9, 2015

VTrans lags in connecting public transit services

By C.B. Hall, VTDigger.org

Every year the state of Vermont spends $6.5 million to operate two Amtrak trains and $6 million to support local bus operations, but the state, Amtrak and local companies have yet to establish connections between trains and buses, despite calls to…

Behind the scenes at Pico
Sports
August 27, 2015

Behind the scenes at Pico

Linemen work throughout the summer on improvements to mountain operations. Pictured (l-r) Tim McGuire, John Darrah and Skip Poljacik.

Summer ops work continues

By Robin Alberti

When folks visit Pico and Killington resorts, whether it is in the summer or winter, they often…

Local News
July 9, 2015

Chris Nyberg leaves Powdr Corp.

Hailed for his vision for Killington, Pico

By Karen D. Lorentz

Chris Nyberg, who served as the president and chief operations officer of the Powdr Resorts Division since September 2012 and prior to that the president and general manager of Killington and Pico mountains since…