OKEMO FAST FACTS 2016/2017
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.
Okemo Mountain Resort is located conveniently in south-central Vermont, above the village of Ludlow, just off Vermont Routes 103 and 100.
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
200 inches annually Season: Mid-November to Late April
Slopes & Trails
667 acres of terrain
46 miles of trails
98% of trails covered by snowmaking
121 trails and glades
Novice 32% Intermediate 37% 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
20, including 1 high-speed six-pack bubble chair with heated seats and a high-speed bubble quad, 8 additional quad chairs (4 high-speed quads), 3 triple chairs and 7 surface lifts Uphill Capacity: 35,500 skiers/riders per hour
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.)
Amp Energy Superpipe
The Rockstar Park on Tomahawk
Hot Dog Hill Terrain Park (Introductory Park)
OMS Crazy Train Progression Park
NASTAR Race Arena
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.
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 Grille, Thai Ginger, Waffle Cabin (nearby)
Summit Lodge: Summit Café, Sky Bar, Jump Asian Cuisine, Vermont Pizza Company
Solitude Village: Epic, The Deli at Epic, Starbucks
Jackson Gore: The Roundhouse, Siena, Coleman Brook Tavern, Zen Den Sushi, Waffle Cabin
South Face: Squeels on Wheels Barbecue
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: Little Dippers (age 3), Snow Stars (ages 4-6), Mountain Explorers (ages 7-14) and Amplitude Plus (ages 7-15).
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 4 years and offers supervised, indoor and outdoor activities in a nurturing and secure environment. Day Care is available only at 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.
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Contact: Bonnie MacPherson, director of public relations
Okemo Mountain Resort | 77 Okemo Ridge Road | Ludlow, VT 05149
802-228-1947 | firstname.lastname@example.org