Okemo Mountain is located in South Central, Vermont. Nestled in the small town of Ludlow, Okemo has been dazzling and making repeat customers since 1982. Known as nothing more than a small ski hill, Tim and Diane Mueller purchased this land and made it what it is today. Today, Okemo Mountain offers friendly guest service, variety of slopes and trails, quality product, more than just a ski experience, top notch amenities and a large mountain with which to offer all this on.
Okemo is symbolic, not only for their snow making ability, variety of slopes and trails, but for their family- friendly orientated adventure, geared towards providing a fun and exciting day while skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing and relaxing.
Okemo is dedicated to the guest service experience… As a result of this and ways of providing the best experience possible, some key components have been incorporated into making this happen. Getting as many skiers up the mountain in as short a period of time is crucial. 33,450 is the number of people that the 19 chairs, poma and carpets can accommodate to the various parts of Okemo Mountain. That is alot of skiers that Okemo can handle to ensure that the majority of their time is not standing in line, but doing what you are there for and that is to have a fun filled day of SKIING!
Still not convinced that Okemo is right for you? How about some of the nitty gritty facts to get your blood flowing and an adrenaline rush. Okemo offers snow making on 96% of the slopes which combined with the Glades and various Trails totals 119 creating 632 acres of skiable terrain. 32% of the trails and slopes are novice(green circle symbol) or beginner terrain. 36% is categorized as intermediate(blue square symbol) and the last 32% is labeled as terror…just kidding, these would be the advanced/difficult type terrain(black diamond-double black diamond symbols). How about five mountain areas, a 2,200 vertical drop, a summit elevation of 3,344. Two new trails for the 2009 season and a lengthy 4.5 mile trail known as Mountain Road(novice trail).
If your hungry or thirsty, Okemo has that covered as well. The fact that Okemo has a multitude of eating and drinking facilities scattered about the mountains, you won’t have a problem trying to find a place that suits you. A summit lodge to help warm you up, refuel and relax by providing a café, bar and Asian cuisine. Mid-mountain lodge featuring pizza, coffee, BBQ and deli, as well as a base lodge offering a coffee beanery, restaurant and bar and café. A waffle haus at the bottom of the Black Ridge Triple Chair Lift and at the Jackson Gore area you can find a wine room, Sienna and Coleman Brook Tavern and the Roundhouse.
Okemo has a huge ski rental area, ski shop, ski patrol, learn to ski program as well as advancing your skills or brushing up your existing skills, Penguin Playground Daycare and numerous lodging and resort accommodations with a full list of amenities. Alpine racing , recreational racing, nordic skiing and snowshoeing for those tired of skiing or wanting to expand their horizons, while not contemplating recreation and the outdoors adventure.
Various ski packages are offered to help every level of each skier. Combining this with the fact that kids under six ski and ride for free plus lessons based on the child’s ability level come sin very handy for those just starting out.
A unique program offered by Okemo is called “SNOW MONSTERS”. This program is designated to children, families and educators alike. Allowing families instruction regarding on slope safety, courtesy, protecting the mountain and most importantly how to have fun. This is a wonderful way of experiencing everything to keep you safe while helping to maintain the environment and all that is Okemo.