Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and the Pico Ski Education Foundation joined forces to build a flagship, four-season headquarters for their athletes, programs, participants, volunteers, and events. Coming Together to Redefine Ability: Performance / Excellence / Ability / Knowledge
This collaborative partnership provides the means for creating a dynamic, multi-use building with opportunity and accessibility to all: This 6,000 square-foot facility is the year-round hub of activity for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and the Pico Ski Education Foundation offers a greater level of programming, athletic training and team building to children of all ages and abilities.
Construction began in October 2012 and in December 2012, we were honored to announce the name of this new facility: Skiing icon and Olympic Gold Medalist, Andrea Mead Lawrence (1932 – 2009) provides inspiration to children and adults of all abilities, especially those who are drawn to mountains of Vermont. Her roots began at Pico Mountain where she grew up skiing with her family at the ski area started by her parents, Brad and Janet Mead. She became the first American alpine skier to win two gold medals in any Winter Olympics (1952) and was named the “Greatest Winter Olympian of All Time” in 2002. Not only was Andrea a celebrated athlete, she was a devoted mother, community activist and highly respected environmental advocate.
"You can only be a world class athlete so many years, it is what you do with the rest of your life that counts." AML
As Pico Mountain celebrated its 75th Anniversary in November 2013, it made perfect sense to keep Andrea’s legacy at the forefront of the skiing community. This building, named in her honor, will do just that.
The Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge is home to the new Pico Ski Club Training Center. While the Great Room is used for dryland training for the alpine race program, this beautiful space is also available to rent for social events, conferences, family gatherings, etc.
Amenities include a kitchen for catering use, two restrooms, a large Great Room that will accommodate many room sets, a large outdoor deck with beautiful views of Pico Mountain, handicap and wheelchair accessibility and ample parking!
Arrangements can be made through Killington Resort for a fully catered and staffed event by the Killington Grand Hotel or Lessee can secure catering services from others whom meet the insurance and indemnification terms set forth in the AML Lodge rental agreement.
To inquire about renting the AML Lodge or if you have questions, please send us a message.