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Okemo Mountain Resort

Okemo

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Bonnie MacPherson, Director of Public Relations
Okemo Mountain Resort ◦ Ludlow, VT  05149
802-228-1947 ◦ pr@okemo.com
2013/2014 Winter Season

OKEMO MOUNTAIN RESORT FAST FACTS

Resort Description
Okemo Mountain Resort is the big mountain that gets the little things right.

Rising above the village of Ludlow, in south-central Vermont, Okemo Mountain Resort is a family-operated, four-season, outdoor enthusiast's playground. The resort continues to earn top awards and accolades for snow quality, grooming, family programs and friendly and professional guest service.

Originally, a small community-run ski hill, Okemo began to blossom when, in 1982, Tim and Diane Mueller purchased the ski area and transformed it into the popular, four-season resort that it is today. The Muellers also operate Crested Butte Mountain Resort, in Colo., and Mount Sunapee Resort, in N.H.

Okemo is the ideal hub from which to launch family fun and adventure at any time of the year. Winter sports enthusiasts find southern Vermont's highest vertical drop and vast trail network that spans five distinct alpine areas, an exceptional skiing and riding experience for all ability levels. Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating, a mountain coaster attraction and snow tubing round out the outdoor winter excitement. During the warmer months, two 18-hole, championship golf courses offer challenging play with spectacular scenery. Okemo's Jackson Gore is the resort's newest introduction to the Green Mountain lifestyle. In addition to all the conveniences expected in a base area village, The Spring House, offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities, sauna, an oversized hot tub and family swimming pools with slides, splash features and fountains. Jackson Gore is also home to Okemo's Adventure Zone. Whether they spend an hour or an afternoon, guests enjoy The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, Sawyer's Sweep Zipline Tours, The Haulback Challenge Course, Lumberin' Cal Miniature Golf, Segway Personal Transport tours, The Maples Disc Golf Course, trampoline bungee jumping, a climbing pinnacle, the Amp Energy Big Air Bag, and more.

Serving as a gateway to Okemo Mountain Resort, the town of Ludlow is a thriving, authentic New England village with Main-Street charm and local flavor. Gift shops, galleries and boutiques entice strolling shoppers, while assorted cafes, eateries and fine restaurants invite diners, après-ski revelers and nighttime partiers to while away the off-snow hours. Okemo's central location also makes it ideal for daytime excursions to family attractions and points of natural and historic interest.

Location 
Okemo Mountain Resort is located conveniently in south-central Vermont, above the village of Ludlow, just off Vermont Routes 103 and 100.

Contact Information 
77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow, VT 05149
General Information: (802) 228-1600
Okemo Mountain Resort Properties: 1-800-78-OKEMO (786-5366)
Okemo Mountain Lodging Referral Service: 1-800-78-OKEMO (786-5366)
24-Hour Snow Report: (802) 228-5222
Golf/Nordic Center: (802) 228-1396
Resort Fax: (802) 228-4558
Lodging Fax: (802) 228-2079
Web Address: www.okemo.com
Email: info@okemo.com

Average Snowfall: 200 inches annually

Season: Mid-November to Late April

Slopes & Trails 
655 acres of terrain
96% of trails covered by snowmaking 
120 trails and glades
Novice 31%
Intermediate 38%
Advanced/ Expert 31%
Vertical Drop: 2,200 feet (most vertical in southern Vermont)
Base Elevation: 1,144 feet
Summit Elevation: 3,344 feet
Five Mountain Areas: Jackson Gore Peak, Solitude Peak, South Face, Glades Peak, South Ridge

Lifts: 19, including 9 quad chairs (5 highspeed quads), 3 triple chairs and 7 surface lifts

Uphill Capacity: 33,450 skiers/riders per hour

Lift Operations 
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Weekends and Peak Periods
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Monday through Friday
(Hours of operation on Christmas Day are from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.)

Terrain Features
The Superpipe
The Dew Zone Jib Park
The Super Park on Nor'easter
Hot Dog Hill Terrain Park (Introductory Park)
Black Out Park
Inn Bound Park at Jackson Gore
Broken Arrow Glade Park
The Amp Energy Big Air Bag
NASTAR Race Arena 

Accommodations
Slopeside Condominiums
Okemo Mountain Lodge, Kettle Brook, Winterplace, Ledgewood and Solitude Village
Condominiums offer the finest in luxury and convenience with direct ski-in/ski-out and mountainside access.  The Okemo Resort Shuttle enables guests to conveniently access Okemo's condominium complexes, the base area at Jackson Gore, the Okemo Clock Tower base area and Okemo Valley Nordic Center without having to drive a car.  One- to five-bedroom condominiums may be reserved by calling Okemo Mountain Resort Properties at 1-800-78-OKEMO (786-5366).

Jackson Gore Inn, Adams House and Bixby House 
The Jackson Gore Inn combines the warmth and charm of a Vermont country inn with the accoutrements of a fine hotel. Guest rooms range in size from well appointed standard accommodations to three-bedroom suites. Most are fully equipped with all of the comforts of home including fully outfitted kitchens, stereo systems, jetted tubs, and more. Valet parking, bellman service, concierge, full-service restaurant and lounge, underground parking, health club, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool spas and heated walkways are among the many amenities and services provided.  Call 1-800-78-OKEMO (786-5366) for reservations and information. The Adams House and Bixby House offer all the same amenities and are located slopeside along the Bright Star Basin trail.

Area Lodging 
To help guests choose the most appropriate place to stay, the Okemo Mountain Lodging Referral Service provides free, one-call reservation and referral services for a variety of country inns, bed and breakfasts, motels, hotels, condominiums and private homes within, and surrounding, the Ludlow/Okemo Valley region.  Call 1-800-78-OKEMO (786-5366) or (802) 228-5579 for information.

On-Mountain Dining Options

Okemo Clock Tower Base: Base 68 Cafeteria, Starbucks, Sitting Bull Restaurant & Bar and Vermont Pizza Co.

Sugar House Lodge - Mid-Mountain: Sugar House Café, Smokey Jo's BBQ, Carver's Deli

Summit Lodge: Summit Café, Sky Bar, Jump Asian Cuisine

Solitude Village: Epic, Starbucks

Jackson Gore: The Roundhouse, Siena, and Coleman Brook Tavern and Wine Room

The Waffle Cabin: (featured on the Travel Channel) On Open Slope near Black Ridge Triple Chair and at Jackson Gore

Okemo Ski + Ride School
The Okemo Ski + Ride School programs feature a staff of more than 400 teaching professionals. Private and group instruction is available for all ages and ability levels.

Children's ski programs include: Starboosters - children as young as two-years old can participate in on-snow sessions; Mini Stars (ages 3-4), offered a la carte or as an add-on to day care; Snow Star Skiers (ages 4-7) and Snow Star Riders (ages 5-7), and Mountain Explorers (ages 7-14) for skiers and snowboarders.

First Tracks and Double Tracks introduction to skiing/snowboarding packages offer an affordable lesson, lift ticket and rental equipment package in one- or two-day options.

Women's Alpine Adventure Programs are offered exclusively for women with two-, three- and five-day options for skiers and snowboarders. The goal of these sessions, taught by women, is to take skiing and snowboarding women to the next level in any snow conditions and on any terrain.  Participants quickly overcome fear, boost self confidence and meet new friends in a supportive and social environment. Two-Day Midweek Programs (All ability levels, ski and snowboard), Three-Day Programs (Levels 4 and up, ski and snowboard) and Five-Day Programs (Levels 4 and up, ski and snowboard) available.
 
Okemo also offers telemark skiing instruction.

Penguin Playground Day Care
Okemo's state-approved Penguin Playground Day Care Center welcomes infants and children ages 6 months to 6 years and offers supervised indoor and outdoor activities in a nurturing and secure environment.  MiniStars ski program is available as an add-on for kids ages 3-4 with 60- and 90-minute sessions scheduled throughout the day.  Parents may select a convenient location at the Okemo Clock Tower base or the Jackson Gore base.  Kids' Night Out evening care sessions are available at the Jackson Gore Day Care Center from 6-9:30 p.m. on Saturday evenings during the season.

Alpine Racing Programs
Alpine competition programs are designed with the long-term development of young athletes in mind, whether they choose the recreational competition path or shoot for national championships.  Okemo Mountain Alpine Racing Association (OMARA) members can enjoy season-long programs for youngsters starting at age 7 for Hopefuls and Hopefuls Freestyle, Development (ages 8-12), Development PG (ages 13-18), Junior 1, 2 and 3 racing (USSA competitor's license is necessary) and Snowboarding and Freestyle Skiing (ages 8-18).  Okemo Mountain School (OMS) was founded in 1992 and is designed with the serious competitor in mind.  Students in grades 7-12 achieve both their athletic and academic goals during the winter season.  

Recreational Racing (National Standard Racing)
NASTAR is a great way to enjoy the challenge and thrill of recreational racing. The Nastar Race Course is conveniently on the Bull Run trail, in Okemo's Clock Tower base area.

Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing
Okemo Valley Nordic Center is conveniently located off Rt. 103/100, between Okemo's two alpine base areas.  The Nordic trail network features 22 km of tracked and skate-groomed cross-country trails and 10 km of dedicated snowshoe trails. The Center offers a retail shop, cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals, demos, guided tours and lessons.  The terrain is ideally suited for all ages and ability levels.  The Nordic Center features a gracious clubhouse setting with fireplace, restaurant and lounge, meeting/conference space, locker rooms and showers.