Okemo Mountain Resort, Vermont

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Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont & Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 2200ft/671m, total trails 121, closest airport 90mi/145km, lifts 20, and more. The Resort is located in Central Vermont near the town of Ludlow, which started as a small mill town, and then grew rapidly as people moved into the area seeking employment at […]

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Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont & Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 2200ft/671m, total trails 121, closest airport 90mi/145km, lifts 20, and more.

The Resort is located in Central Vermont near the town of Ludlow, which started as a small mill town, and then grew rapidly as people moved into the area seeking employment at the General Electric plant.

The plant provided a stable economic climate for 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. In the early 1960’s, four more Poma Lifts were added, and finally to the delight of the skiers in 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.

On the Slopes

  • Okemo Mountain Resort has two base areas from where you can start your day on the slopes - Clock Tower and Jackson Gore. The terrain percentage is almost evenly divided between beginner, intermediate and advanced trails 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 season, was a new six-passenger chairlift, the Sunburst Six complete with heated seats and bubbles.
  • Okemo Mountain Resort 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 8 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 Robbins’ Nest, a great park for the novice enthusiast, all the way to the Rockstar Park, a challenge for even the most experienced rider. All terrain parks are complete with jumps, rails, boxes and many more features.
  • 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 women’s programs. Their professional staff are always available to assist the first-timer with all the basic knowledge needed to enjoy the slopes, as well as, providing tune-up sessions for seasoned skiers, and riders.
  • There are five lodges where you can find a great selection of food choices. Mountain Lodge at the main base, Jackson Gore, and on the mountain you’ll find Solitude, Sugar and Summit all of which are conveniently located.

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. Note, there is no service from the ski resort to the town of Ludlow.
  • 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 or a Snowcat Excursion to get you to the summit of Jackson Gore to capture those inspiring photos.
  • Penguin Playground Day Care 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.
  • 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 local shops.
  • Also, for anyone staying in the Rutland, VT area, there is transit service that will get you to the slopes of Okemo Mountain Resort and back home again. Check the Helpful Links below to receive more information. Note, there is a 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:
667 acres

Average Snowfall:
200 in / 508 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 121

Beginner: 39 (32%)

Intermediate: 45 (37%)

Advanced: 29 (24%)

Expert: 8 (7%)

Terrain Parks: 8

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: Yes

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes


Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free and Paid

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

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

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 19 to Apr 16

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm including Xmas Day : Sat-Sun & Holidays, 8:00am to 4:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices


Lift Information

Total Lifts: 20

Express-6 Chairs: 2

Express Quad Chairs: 4

Quad Chairs: 5

Triple Chairs: 2

Surface Lifts: 7


Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

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

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

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-786-5360

Direct Phone: 802-228-1600

Snow Phone: 802-228-5222

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging