While the major draw for most people visiting Okemo Mountain Resort during the winter is alpine skiing and snowboarding on 121 trails and 667 acres of superlative snow conditions, there are plenty of activities for non-skiers too. Depending on their preferred activity level, non-skiers (and skiers alike) can experience a thrill, sharpen a skill or kick back and chill. T H R I L L Okemo’s Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster offers the exhilaration of a roller coaster with the ability to adjust the speed. Cars that carry one or two people, glide smoothly on tubular rails that follow the natural contours of the mountain, twisting and turning between trees and along giant, banking corkscrew turns. Passengers control their speed, making each ride a distinct  experience down the mountain. Across the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard, snow tubing is a popular afternoon activity. Specially groomed chutes keep inflatable snow-sliding “inner tubes” on track for an exciting slide down a snowy slope. Snow tubes are available for rent and a magic-carpet style surface lift returns snow-sliders to the top of the chutes after each exhilarating ride down. S K I L L Bicycle enthusiasts love fat bikes; they’re all the rage for riding on sand and snow. Okemo offers a fleet of fat bikes for visitors to rent. Equipped with a light, custom frame and cartoonish tires, fat bikes were born for the snow-covered bike trails around the Jackson Gore base area. Fat bikes are available at Mountain Outfitters, located under the stone archway. Also at Jackson Gore, Okemo’s Ice House features a covered skating rink with a refrigerated surface that is maintained by a Zamboni. Skate rentals are available and skaters can enjoy a hot chocolate by the fireplace inside the attached warming room. Located between Okemo’s two base areas, the Okemo Valley Nordic Center offers 22 km of tracked and skate-groomed cross-country skiing trails and 13 km of trails designated for snowshoeing. Okemo’s Nordic trails are ideally suited to all ability levels, and they are groomed daily using state-of-the-art grooming machines. Lessons are available and a fully stocked Nordic Shop sells the latest advances in outdoor clothing and accessories. Equipment rentals, demos, ski repairs and waxing are available on-site.  Golfers can stay on top of their game with Okemo’s Indoor Golf Training Center at the Okemo Valley Nordic Center. The 6,000-square-foot practice facility houses a 700-square-foot putting green, swing stations and a computerized virtual golf simulator. Golf instructional programs are available with group and private lessons offered. The Indoor Training Center is an ideal way for golfers to improve upon their skills and maintain their swing during the winter months. Golf enthusiasts can purchase a golf winter season pass to the indoor golf facility or visit one day at a time for a daily fee.  C H I L L The Spring House is Okemo’s center for relaxation and rejuvenation. The two-level, 18,000-square-foot fitness center features a swimming pool with lap lanes for designated swim times, a five-person hot tub, and a children’s pool with a whimsical frog slide and numerous splash and fountain features. In addition to all that aquatic action, The Spring House offers a racquetball court, a fitness studio with a full slate of fitness classes, weights and cardio equipment, a sauna, and locker rooms that include a unique family locker room area. For the ultimate indulgence, spa services are available just steps away, inside the Jackson Gore Inn. Snowcat excursions offer a different mountain perspective from the inside of a heated, specially-designed cabin attached to an all-terrain Okemo snowcat! Each ride departs from the Jackson Gore base area for an hour-long excursion that includes a stop at the summit for selfies and to take in the view. No winter getaway to the mountains would be complete without a little time spent with a good book or a good friend in front of a warming fire. Just steps from the bottom of the snow tubing hill, the Jackson Gore Inn’s courtyard offers a great place to relax in Adirondack-style chairs gathered around a stone fire pit. Inside, the Jackson Gore Inn offers a hearthside respite just steps from the Lobby Bar. At the Clock Tower base area, guests gather `round the fire for après ski revelry outside the Sitting Bull Restaurant and Bar. homefront okemo.com > 802-228-1600 > page 29