Killington Pico Area Association January newsletter

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KPAA Director Mike Coppinger. Photo provided.

KILLINGTON, Vt. – I trust all had a wonderful holiday and a happy and safe New Year. Although the stretch through the holiday season was bitterly cold, the mountain had some of the best skiing and riding conditions in recent memory. Our Welcome Center saw steady traffic during that time, with many visitors stopping in – taking information on alternative activities in our region as well as dining options available for lunch and dinner.

I just wanted to remind all member business owners that your 2018 KPAA Membership dues should have been paid as of Jan. 1. This is an important date because your membership is directly tied to your employees merchant/regional pass.

If you have a question about this, please call Director Mike Coppinger at the Welcome Center at 802-773-4181 or email


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The new displays at the welcome center. Photo provided.

We have recently installed display cases in the welcome center that had been long kept in storage that were designed and built by Steve Fuchs. We are inviting area member businesses to create a display to be showcased in the welcome center. Businesses will have this space for one month. Using these handsome display cases is a wonderful and unique way to market your business to visitors that stop in. Please contact Mike Coppinger, if you are interested in this opportunity.

Robert “Bob” Perry was a respected, long-time photographer and videographer for Killington for over 30 years. He spent nearly half his life taking photos and video, capturing skiers on Killington and Pico Mountain. Through this labor of love, you can truly see the development of the mountain and the ski resort. Upon his passing in 2003, a group of his friends sought to preserve his work and had it converted onto DVDs so others may enjoy the fruits of his labors. Through funds set aside in his estate, a flat screen TV was purchased for the welcome center and now shows a continuous 4-hour video of these classic photos and film. We invite any and all to stop in and watch these treasures. You may even see yourself from years ago!

Upcoming events and happenings

On Jan. 13 is Mini Shred Madness at Killington Resort. Join us in the park and compete for prizes in a friendly and fun environment. Grom skiers and riders, 13 years and under will get a feel for park riding and experience the rules and navigation of the park.

On Feb. 10is the first annual Sip and Spell at Summit Lodge organized by the Shelburne Memorial Library. It’s an adult spelling bee! The event begins with a pasta bar and registration at 6 p.m. Contestants compete in a spelling bee for prizes. Proceeds go to the Friends of Shelburne Memorial Library.

Meet newest member


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Welcome Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center to KPAA. Photo provided.

The KPAA would like to welcome one of our new members for 2018, the Pyramid Holistic and Wellness Center of Rutland, Vt. They offer an integrated approach to wellness encompassing mind, body, and spirit. Services include: Himalayan salt cave and products, massage therapy, sound therapy, Tarot, psychic and medium sessions, aura photos, homeopathy, personal fitness, infrared sauna, ionic foot baths, natural wellness services and marketplace, mental health counseling, beautiful gifts, gemstones, and handmade jewelry. They are located at 120 Merchants Row, Rutland, Vt. For more information, find them online at or call 802-775-8080.

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