Fantastic Ski Weekend
Submitted: March 29, 2011
Stayed: March 2011
I stayed in the condo this past weekend (3/25-3/27) with my wife and two boys, ages 8 and 9. My boys are great skiers and are starting to enjoy snowboarding. Having a condo which is a true ski-in/ski-out was a blessing. We simply ski back to the unit, changed their equipment from skis to boards and we're back on the slopes. No lost time! Another very convenient feature is being able to park the back of my car 10' (6 steps down) from the front door. It helps the unpacking when we arrived late Friday night.
This was my first time skiing Pico and I was truly impressed. The conditions were great as was the selection of slopes and mountain layout. We didn't wait more than 3 minutes on any lift line, which I understand is the "norm" at Pico. The mountain is especially great for families since there is only one ski lodge at the base which makes it easy to find each other when meeting for lunch or a coffee break. Pico is so much more reasonably priced when compared to Killington, Okemo or Stratton while giving you enough terrain to never get bored. I will be taking advantage of the special 2011/2012 rates if purchased before the end of April and buy season passes for the whole family for the price Killington would have costed me for 2 weekends. You have the benefit of all of the restaurants and shopping which are setup for the Killington crowds a few miles away.
The condo is very well stocked with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Rich was a pleasure to deal with and I will be calling to book more ski trips next season.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: John, thank you so much for a wonderful review of my condominium. Needless to say, I agree with everything you mentioned. The convenience of being right on the mountain without the hassle of having to drive there, loading equipment and people, putting your boots on once you arrive at the ski area, what, where and when do you meet for breaks, lunch and departure, trudging back to the car to drive back to the accommodations, unloading everything, etc., etc., etc. If someone adds up all that time spent driving to and fro, an extra hour of skiing, calm lunchtime back at the condo (saving $5 to $10 per person per meal) and feet up with a refreshing beverage in hand relaxing in front of a blazing fire a few short minutes after returning from the ski-on/ski-off access trail is the difference between a good ski vacation and a fantastic ski vacation. I look forward to your next rental at my condominium for another fantastic ski vacation for you and your family.
Best wishes, Rich
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