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Press Room

Want to catch up on the latest at Okemo? You're in the right place.

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Bonnie MacPherson, Director of Public Relations
Okemo Mountain Resort
77 Okemo Ridge Road
Ludlow, VT 05149
Phone: (802)228-1947
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Press Releases

Skiers and riders shine at Okemo’s Light the Night Rail Jam March 3

Okemo Mountain Resort will light up one of its trails and a specially constructed rail garden on Bull Run, Saturday, March 3, for its annual Light the Night Rail Jam. A prize purse of $5,000 in cash, plus prizes, will go to the best skiers and riders in this jam-format competition.
Okemo named only ski resort as 2018 Best Places to Work in Vermont

Okemo Mountain Resort was recently named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Vermont. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2018 Best Places to Work in Vermont list is made up of 50 companies.
Okemo to host Grommet Throwdown Jan. 6

“Grommet” is a widely accepted term for a young person who participates in extreme sports such as surfing, skateboarding, skiing or snowboarding. At Okemo’s Grommet Throwdown, January 6, kids 13 and younger can spend the morning with Okemo Park Rangers and Ski + Ride School instructors learning park etiquette, safety and some tips for performing tricks on terrain park elements. In the afternoon,
Midnight arrives early at Okemo's New Year's Eve celebration

Okemo Mountain Resort turns New Year’s Eve into a family celebration by moving midnight forward – allowing families with young children to ring in the New Year with events, activities and fireworks … and still get a full night’s sleep. Okemo’s Family New Year’s Eve Party is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, December 31.
Okemo opens with top-to-bottom skiing for five years running

Okemo Mountain Resort opened for the 2017/2018 winter season on Saturday, November 11. Okemo opened with top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding on five trails with two lifts operating,
Okemo's annual Ski Swap Nov. 17-19

Okemo's annual Ski & Snowboard Swap is the place to gear up for winter with new and used equipment, clothing and accessories at great prices.
​Okemo wins top rankings

Okemo Mountain Resort has earned some high praise with several of the most prominent ski and snowboard rankings.
Okemo celebrates the change of seasons with Fall into Winter Festival Oct. 7

Okemo Mountain Resort celebrates the changing of the seasons with its annual Fall into Winter Festival presented by Lipton Tea, Saturday, October 7. Jackson Gore, in all of its fall-foliage glory, will be the setting for enjoying food, beer sampling, family activities and live music presented by William Raveis Vermont Properties Team.
Okemo adds season-pass perk as discount deadline approaches

The countdown is on for skiers and snowboarders who want to get the best price on their 2017/2018 season pass at Okemo Mountain Resort. And Okemo sweetens the deal for Ultimate Season Pass purchasers with a new benefit at nearby Stratton Mountain Resort.
Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival returns to Okemo Aug. 4-6


Okemo Mountain Resort will host its annual Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival presented by William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties Team, August 4 through 6.
Take it from the top! Okemo opens new lift-served mountain biking summit trail


Okemo Mountain Resort has taken lift-served mountain biking to new heights this summer. An expansion of the Evolution Bike Park at Okemo includes a new trail that starts at the summit and is accessible by the Sunburst Six chairlift.
Okemo Blueberry festival returns July 23


uly is National Blueberry Month and Okemo Mountain Resort is celebrating with its third annual Blueberry Festival, presented by William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, July 23.
Okemo Ski + Ride School supervisor named among Ski Area Management’s 10 Under 30


Okemo Mountain Resort Ski + Ride School Supervisor and Instructor Katie Brinton was named one of Ski Area Management’s 10 Under 30 in the July 2017 issue of the magazine. Brinton, age 27, of Water Mill, N.Y., made her first turns on snow as a Ski-Wee at Okemo. She is now a PSIA Alpine Level III certified instructor and trainer.
Okemo welcomes new director of culinary services


Okemo Mountain Resort welcomes Ashley Elicker as its new director of culinary services. She will oversee all aspects of the resort’s culinary operations on a year-round basis.
Okemo to host Drive-by Rail Jam May 28


Although the ski and snowboard season ended, and lifts stopped running more than a month ago, Okemo Mountain Resort still has enough snow in The Zone to host a post-season rail jam.
Okemo's Jackson Gore Summer Music Series returns


Kicking off the summer music series on June 9 is The Starline Rhythm Boys, a trio that evokes the spirited country and juke joint sounds that echoed out of the Tennessee Hills and Texas Honkytonks in the 1940s and '50s.
Okemo Mountain School’s Anna Valentine nominated for U.S. Snowboard Rookie Team


Okemo Mountain School snowboarder Anna Valentine (Class of 2018), of Sparta, N.J., was nominated recently for the U.S. Snowboard Rookie Team for Halfpipe.
Okemo’s Ethan Mueller receives SAMMY Leadership Award


Triple Peaks Vice President Ethan Mueller was one of three ski industry professionals who received the 2017 SAMMY Leadership Awards from SAM (Ski Area Management) Magazine.
Okemo golf courses open for the season


Okemo Valley Golf Club opened for the season on Thursday, April 27, with all 18 holes of play. Tater Hill Golf Club's opening day is April 29.
Okemo’s Snowboard Athletes Continue to Impress at USASA Nationals


Each year, qualified snowboard athletes from Okemo Mountain School and the Okemo Mountain Snowboard Team travel to Copper Mountain, Colorado, to compete in USASA Nationals during the first week of April. This was an exceptional year for Okemo athletes who took home 21 medals and set an all-time podium record for Okemo Mountain School (OMS).
Early-bird deadline approaches for best deal on 2017/2018 Okemo season passes


The countdown is on for skiers and snowboarders who want to get the best price on their 2017/2018 season pass at Okemo Mountain Resort. April 30, 2017, is the last day to get the best, early-bird rates on season passes.
Okemo ranked 16th for Best Places to Work in Vermont


Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced the Best Places to Work in Vermont for 2017. Okemo Mountain Resort was ranked 16th in the large-business category, earning honors for the fourth consecutive year.
Okemo season passes deliver unprecedented value


Okemo Mountain Resort has introduced an all-new, bigger, better and bolder lineup of season passes for the 2017/2018 ski and snowboard season.
Okemo skiers and riders return from NASTAR Nationals with medals


Okemo Mountain Resort sent a record 27 racers to this year’s Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Okemo skier funds new Patrol Hut


Gary Grainger, of Marion, Mass., is a long-time Okemo Mountain Resort skier and supporter of the Resort and owners Tim and Diane Mueller. Thanks to his generosity, Okemo’s ski patrollers have a new ski patrol building at the top of Okemo’s Jackson Gore.
Okemo named among Best Places to Work in Vermont 2017


Okemo Mountain Resort has been named one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Vermont.
Okemo to install ice rink refrigeration system


What do the Rink at Rockefeller Center, the Pond at Bryant Park and Okemo Mountain Resort’s Ice House have in common? They’re all using the same refrigeration system technology to build their ice skating rinks.
Okemo joins M.A.X. Pass


Okemo Mountain Resort has joined the M.A.X. Pass. Fans of the M.A.X. Pass now have more resort options to explore; the pass originally created by Intrawest, Powdr and Boyne Resorts has 10 new partner resorts joining for the 2016-2017 ski and snowboard season. New this fall, the M.A.X. Pass welcomes Okemo Resort in Vermont, Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire, Mountain Creek Resort in New Jersey, Crested Butte Resort in Colorado, Eldora Mountain Resort in Colorado and Mountain High Resort in California.