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Sherburne Pass at Pico Mountain
Sherburne Pass Details
Sherburne Pass
Status:Cancelled
First Season of Operation:1980s
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:
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Circa the summer of 1984, Pico reportedly purchased 400 acres of land. During the Christmas holiday week later that year, Pico announced a $50 million resort village buildout.

Billed as a five to ten year plan, a 3-D rendering of the project showed a new slope and lift starting from a new real estate development at Sherburne Pass and running to a point above Little Pico. The slope and lift would have had a vertical drop of about 600 feet.

One obstacle was the Appalachian Trail/Long Trail running through the proposed base area. While the Sherburne Pass ski complex was never constructed, the hiking trails were eventually rerouted around Pico Peak circa the late 1990s.


A rendering of the proposed Sherburne Pass complex
A rendering of the proposed Sherburne Pass complex

The USGS topographic map of Sherburne Pass
The USGS topographic map of Sherburne Pass

Pico Mountain Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Killington-Pico InterconnectProposed
Little Pico1940-41Open
Outpost1969-70Open
Sherburne Pass1980sCancelled
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Last updated: January 10, 2016

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