Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow, VT

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Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. The Resort is located near the town of Ludlow in Central Vermont. The town of Ludlow gained a reputation as a mill town, and then as a factory town as people moved into the […]

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Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. The Resort is located near the town of Ludlow in Central Vermont. The town of Ludlow gained a reputation as a mill town, and then as a factory town as people moved into the area seeking employment at the General Electric plant. This provided a stable economic climate for the town of Ludlow and the nearby Okemo Mountain Resort until 1977 when the General Electric closed its facility, leaving the town to rely mostly on tourism. Okemo Mountain Resort opened on January 31, 1956 with only a few trails serviced by two Poma Lifts. It was the vision of several local businessmen hoping to attract winter enthusiasts to the area. Further development and expansion at Okemo Mountain Resort began in 1961 with the introduction of mountainside lodging to attract the vacationing skier. The early 1960’s also witnessed the addition of four more Poma Lifts and finally to the delight of the skiers in the 1965, the first chairlift; a double was added. The Resort has stood the test of time and has been going strong for more than 50 years. Today, Okemo Mountain Resort is a four-season ski and snowboard area that has earned its place as an incredible destination resort.

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On the Slopes

  • Okemo Mountain Resort has two base areas where you can start your day on the slopes - Clock Tower and Jackson Gore. There are over 120 trails at Okemo, and they are almost evenly divided between beginner, intermediate and advanced trails, which allows every ability level to enjoy this mountain resort. An expansive number of trails are set on two mountain peaks, Okemo Peak, and Jackson Gore Peak, and all areas of the mountain are easily accessible.
  • Another great feature at Okemo Mountain Resort is that the four main areas on the mountain are all serviced by high-speed chairlifts to get you to the slopes faster. Also, new for the 2014/15, is a new six-passenger chairlift, the Sunburst Six complete with heated seats and bubbles. Okemo has it covered when it comes to snowmaking with the ability to blanket 96% of the terrain when Mother-Nature is not so generous.
  • Okemo Mountain Resort has 10 unique terrain parks and pipes just waiting to take your breath away! The terrain park atmosphere is one that will challenge all ability levels, starting with Homeward Bound, a great park for the novice just trying to increase their skill set, all the way to Rockstar Terrain Park a challenge for even the most experienced enthusiasts. All terrain parks are complete with jumps, rails, boxes and many more features for your total enjoyment.
  • The Ski & Ride School has a vast selection of lessons and programs available for children, adults and groups, as well as, private sessions, specialty clinics, and adaptive and women’s programs. The professional staff are available to assist the first-timer with all the basic knowledge needed to enjoy the slopes, as well as, providing tune-up seesions for seasoned skiers and riders.
  • When it comes to stopping for that all-important food and beverage break, you’re in luck. There are five lodges where you can find a great selection of meal choices, Mountain Lodge at the base, Jackson Gore and up on the mountain Solitude, Sugar and Summit and all are conveniently located for your enjoyment.
  • Penguin Playground Day Care is the place you can feel comfortable leaving your child as you head for some time on the slopes. The facility is operated by a well-trained caring staff that will provide a variety of activities for children ranging in age from 6 months to 4 years. There are also two convenient locations, Okemo Main Village and Jackson Gore. Reservations are required.

Off the Slopes

  • Okemo Mountain Resort has a great selection of lodging options throughout the resort, along with several dining and retail outlets to complete the resort experience. Check out the Snowcat Dining Adventure at Jackson Gore, which occurs on Saturday evenings throughout the winter season. Call ahead for information at 802-228-1600.
  • If you are staying on the mountain be sure to take advantage of the Okemo Mountain Resort shuttle service that is “free” for all to enjoy and runs throughout the resort. This a great alternative to finding parking before your day begins. Note, there is “no” service from the resort to the town of Ludlow.
  • If you’ve decided to take some time away from the slopes, Okemo Mountain Resort provides many great ways to spend the day. The Okemo Valley Nordic Center is located only a 1mi/1.6km from Jackson Gore Base Area. There is also a multi-lane Snow Tubing facility where the family can enjoy the day together creating lasting memories or a Snowcat Excursion to get you to the summit of Jackson Gore to capture those awe inspiring photos.
  • The nearby town of Ludlow provides an option to staying on the mountain. Ludlow offers a great selection of dining options from casual to fine dining, lodging choices and shopping in unique outlets where you can find many items to remember your visit.
  • Also, for anyone staying in the Rutland, VT area, you are in luck, there is transit service that will get you the slopes of Okemo Mountain Resort and back home again, just sit back and leave the driving to someone else. Check the Helpful Links below to receive more information. Note, there is a small fee to use this transit service.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
2200 ft / 671 m

Base Elevation:
1144 ft / 349 m

Summit Elevation:
3344 ft / 1019 m

Skiable Area:
655 acres

Average Snowfall:
200 in / 508 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 121

Beginner: 39 (32%)

Intermediate: 45 (37%)

Advanced: 29 (24%)

Expert: 8 (7%)

Terrain Parks: 10

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: Yes

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free and Paid

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Burlington VT , 90mi / 145km

Nearest Major City:
Rutland VT, 25mi / 40km

Nearest Town/City:
Ludlow VT, 1mi / 1.6km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-786-5360

Direct Phone: 802-228-1600

Snow Phone: 802-228-5222

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 17 to Apr 8

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
9:00am to 4:00pm including Xmas Day : Sat-Sun & Holidays, 8:00am to 4:00pm : See website for any updates

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 20

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0

=Chairlifts=

Express Six: 1

Express Quads: 4

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 5

Triples: 3

Doubles: 0

Surface Lifts: 7

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Burlington Intl Airport  (BTV)
Distance: 90 mi / 145 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Albany Intl Airport  (ALB)
Distance: 91 mi / 147 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Resort Shuttle Service

Okemo Express Shuttle