Never stayed in Mendon to ski Pico or Killington. Turned out to be a blessing not having to drive up the pass in a snowstorm. And also getting down into Rutland for dinner was easier than fighting the crowds on the Access Road and the food was much better. Table 24 and Three Tomatoes in particular were wonderful and a departure from overpriced resort fare. Lovely hosts, hot tub and sauna, a bar, made to order breakfast. Hard to beat.