Awards & Accolades
Peoples’ Choice Awards and Top Ten Lists
Okemo was named Number 2 in the Top 10 Family Ski Resorts in New England. "These top New England ski resorts offer great ski trails and lifts, kids learn to ski programs, family friendly lodging and dining, and activities from après ski and tubing to horse drawn sleigh rides."
Huffington Post Travel
In January 2015 Huff Post Travel named some of Okemo's runs among its "Favorite Ski Trails in New England."
In spring 2014, OnTheSnow.com visitors named Okemo Mountain Resort their favorite North American family ski resort, granting it top honors in the Best Family Resort category in this year’s Visitors’ Choice Awards.
In its October 2014 issue, SKI named Okemo Mountain Resort one of the top 10 resorts in the East. Okemo ranked tenth overall and placed among the top 10 in several categories listed in the newest print issue and online at skinet.com. Okemo was ranked second in the East for Grooming and fifth for Snow Quality. Okemo earned seventh place in the East for Service and On-Mountain Food. The Resort ranked eighth in the survey’s Dining and Kid Friendly categories, and tenth for Lodging and Terrain Parks.
The Boston Globe
On Nov. 9, The Boston Globe Travel Section included a piece titled "Which New England ski mountain is right for you?" Okemo was listed as the top choice for grooming and received Honorable Mention for Adventure.
The 2013 SnowEast Magazine Reader Survey declared Okemo among the top ten in the East for snowmaking and grooming.
In Oct. 2011, Forbes.com listed their top picks in an article and slide show titled “10 Best Ski Resorts for Families.” Okemo Mountain Resort claimed the fifth position in the top-ten list and Okemo was the first eastern resort named.
In March 2012, About.com announced that Okemo Mountain Resort had been selected as the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Award winner for Best New England Ski Resort. The About.com Readers' Choice Awards honor the best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to hobbies to parenting and more, as selected by its readers.
In August 2012, Okemo was ranked number two in the Family Vacation Critic list of Ten Best Family Ski Resorts. Okemo was one of only two eastern resorts named in the countdown.
Okemo was listed as one of New England's Best Ski Spots for Families.
Okemo was included in a Fodors.com “Best U.S. Ski Resorts for Families” roundup. Okemo was one of only five resorts named and one of two eastern resorts listed.
In Jan. 2013, this online network of local websites and newsletters for moms listed Okemo among its Top Ten Winter Getaways. Okemo’s review begins with, “Family friendly skiing is what it’s all about at Okemo.”
Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine
In Feb. 2013, Frommer's listed Okemo in its list of "Five Great Ski Resorts for Families."
Society of American Travel Writers
In Feb. 2013, SATW listed Okemo among the "Top Ten Wedding Proposal Sites in the U.S. and Canada."
Boston.com Ski Guru
In Feb. 2013, Okemo's Epic Restaurant was selected “top choices for haute cuisine at a ski resort near you.”
In March 2013, this site's annual Best of the Year awards named Okemo's Women's Alpine Adventures their "Favorite Women's Ski Clinic for 2013."
Okemo Valley Golf Club was listed as one of Golfweek's 2015 Best Courses You Can Play
America's favorite mountain towns
2013 Top Ten New England Courses
New England Golf Monthly
Okemo Valley Golf Club was listed as one of NEGM's 2013 Top 25 Public Golf Courses
Okemo Mountain Resort’s Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster was recognized as a 2013 “Best of New England -- Editor’s Choice” winner in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England.
Lodging and Dining
RCI Gold Crown Resort
Okemo Mountain Resort’s Jackson Gore Inn earned the RCI Gold Crown Resort designation for 2012. RCI presents this award to eligible properties in recognition of superior resort facilities and services. RCI selected The Jackson Gore Inn to join the prestigious group of affiliated resorts based upon a 12-month compilation of exchange guest assessments which included resort quality, service delivery, and overall vacation experience, as well as an evaluation of resort facilities, amenities and guest services.
Coleman Brook Tavern, located in Okemo Mountain Resort’s Jackson Gore Inn, has been honored with the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence. Although Coleman Brook Tavern has been recognized by Wine Spectator in the past, this is the first time the restaurant has received this second-tier award. Coleman Brook Tavern is one of only four Vermont restaurants to receive the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence, and one of 833 worldwide.
Green Hotels in the Green Mountain State
Okemo Mountain Resort's Jackson Gore Inn was designated a Green Hotel in the Green Mountain State by the environmental business partnership between the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center. This designation is based on the Inn's voluntary commitment to sound environmental excellence through the placement and achievement of high environmental standards.