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Okemo and the community

Aug. 1, 2018

LUDLOW, Vt. - For five consecutive years, Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce ranked Okemo Mountain Resort among the Best Places to Work in Vermont. Okemo was the first ski resort to make the prestigious list and the only one to make the list in 2018.

As a top employer in the state, Okemo promotes a culture of support for local community and charitable giving. As part of its Flex Plan benefit, Okemo pays department heads and division managers for up to eight hours a year for time spent volunteering in the community. The resort annually awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to resort staff and their dependents as part of the Okemo Academic Reward Program. Okemo also awards season passes to local students in grades 7-12 who achieve and maintain Honor Roll status. Okemo sponsors several young athletes each year and welcomes students attending Okemo Mountain School to access the slopes for training on a daily basis throughout the winter season.

Okemo is host to annual events that benefit area food pantries and assistance organizations. Twice a year, Okemo operates a food drive and rewards skiers and riders with discounted lift access for donating non-perishable food items. The resort also donates 100 frozen turkeys to the Black River Good Neighbors Christmas Basket Program each holiday season. Resort staff members celebrate Valentine's Day by donating to the Resort's Have a Heart Program, with Okemo-matched funds benefiting local charities.

Okemo receives numerous requests for fundraising assistance each year and has fulfilled more than 1,000 charitable requests for lift tickets last season.

For more information about Okemo, please call (802) 228-1600 or visit okemo.com. 

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Contact: Bonnie MacPherson, director of public relations
Okemo Mountain Resort | 77 Okemo Ridge Road | Ludlow, VT 05149
802-228-1947 | pr@okemo.com