Okemo is a popular Vermont family ski resort, and one of our favorite places to take the family skiing. This sprawling ski area has beautiful Green Mountains views, super powerful snowmaking, modern efficient lifts and some of the best on-mountain food in New England. Okemo now has a bunch of bubbles, the most bubble chairs in North America, heated six pack and quad high-speed chairs with orange bubble covers and heated seats. Okemo is constantly growing and improving itself, and impressing our family of skiers.
Okemo is EPIC! Okemo is part of Vail Resorts since 2018, and on the Epic Pass, since Vail purchased Okemo and sister resorts Mount Sunapee and Crested Butte. In 2019, Vail also purchased Mount Snow, Attitash and Wildcat in the East, and Stowe prior, to add to its immense ski resort portfolio. See our Top Reason we love Okemo!
What sets Okemo apart from other Vermont ski resorts is the family friendly attitude of the staff. Whether its a cheerful check in at the Jackson Gore Inn, or private instruction on the World Cup trail, or enjoying an epicurean French lunch at 43 North in the Solitude Lodge – Okemo is above the ordinary. There is plenty of slope side lodging, indoor and outdoor heated pools for après ski and culinary delights at ski boot friendly gourmet restaurants like Robin’s Roost at the Summit Lodge and Coleman Brook Tavern at teh base of Jackson Gore.
Okemo’s best full service on mountain hotel is Jackson Gore Inn – slope side with amenities of an indoor outdoor heated pool and hot tubs, plus nearby Ice House with skating rink and Spring House swimming facility with indoor heated pool and hot tub. You park your car underground, and forget it – with ski check, rentals, and everything you need at this on mountain hotel – dining, spa, childcare and ski camp, the Tap House brew pub, even a mini grocery store.
Kids will love Okemo’s Waffle House, the mountain mascot Calvin the Catamount who is often out and about, the swimming pools, ice-skating, The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, Kids Night Out and so much more. Okemo has family fun dialed in.
Okemo’s snowmaking, dubbed Operation Snowburst, has been consistently upgraded as well, their arsenal now delivers 1,300 snowmaking guns and 7,500 gallon per minute pumping power allowing the resort to open tremendous terrain at moderate temperatures. We often ski Okemo befor ethe Christmas holiday and have wall-to-wall white, great cord conditions on much of the expansive mountain. Okemo is one of favorites for early season snow and snowmaking in The East.
Okemo has big improvements -a new high-speed six-pack chair at Jackson Gore to replace the Quantum Four, which will be moved to replace the Green Ridge Triple, and a vastly improved Base Lodge with skiers’ plaza.
Okemo off-slope fun includes an Alpine Adventure Center open in summer and winter with Bungie Bouncing, a Zipline with 7 unique zips and 3 rappels, and an exciting Mountain Coaster ride called the Timber Ripper at Jackson Gore – a fun amusement ride open year round that twists, drops and coasts down the ski hill at speeds up to 25 mph.
Vertical Drop: 2,200’, Summit Elevation 3,344′
Skiable Terrain: 667 acres, 5 mountains
20 Lifts, 3 orange bubble covered chairs including two six-passengers and a quad
121 Trails and Glades
98% snowmaking, the most in Vermont
Superpipe, Jib Zone, Hot Dog Hill Intro Terrain Park, and a Big Air Bag, plus NASTAR racing
Founded in 1956
Vail Resort as of 2018
Okemo Ski Reviews:
Top 10 reasons we love skiing Okemo
Okemo for a luxury ski vacation