AWARDS AND ACCOLADES04/25/2017
Peoples’ Choice Awards, Top Ten Lists and General Accolades
SKI’s highly regarded reader-ranked survey for the Best in the East 2018, placed Okemo securely in the top 10. Okemo ranked ninth overall and took top honors in the East for lifts. It ranked third for grooming, fifth for snow and sixth for lodging, service and for being kid-friendly.
Winter 2017/2018 - Number 4 in the East for Terrain Parks. Newschoolers teamed up with Snow Park Technologies to create a comprehensive ranking of the best terrain parks across North America. The list was an even split between SPT data and Newschoolers’ Park Poll results.
Winter 2018/2018 - Top Five Terrain Parks in the East.
Winter 2017/2018 - A Top 10 for Families. OnTheSnow.com named Okemo one of its top user-rated U.S. ski resorts for kids and families. OnTheSnow.com is a worldwide leader of snow reports, weather forecasts and webcams for ski areas worldwide, plus skiing gear, travel info, news and deals.
Vermont Business Magazine
Okemo was named one of the Best Small/Medium Venues for Meetings and Events in he 2017 Best of Business Awards (BOB Awards) by Vermont Business Magazine. This awards program celebrates the best Vermont companies in more than 100 business-to-business categories, as chosen by VBM readers.
In March 2017, The Ski Diva's annual Best of the Year awards named Okemo's Women's Alpine Adventures their "Favorite Women's Ski Clinic for 2017."
Readers of OnTheSnow ranked Okemo one of the top three Northeast apres ski resorts in 2017.
Okemo makes the list of Top 5 Ski Resorts in Vermont . "This is a great resort for adults or children. It is great for beginners, intermediate, and advanced skiers and snowboarders."
Best in Snow Awards 2016-2017 - Okemo was ranked number 6 in the Northeast for Best Snow Consistency and Quality.
Okemo was named a runner-up in a list of Top Terrain Parks in North America in 2017
In the 2016 January/February issue, Ludlow was named one of the Ten Best Winter Towns in New England .
Okemo’s partnership with Snow Park Technologies last year raised the stakes for Okemo Parks and terrain park aficionados . TransWorld SNOWboarding listed Okemo's terrain parks among its East Coast Top Five list in the November 2015 issue.
This report on Alpine Relay's data on time skiing vs. time riding on lifts ranked Okemo as number 20 nationwide and fifth in the East.
In December 2015, Outside editors posted a roundup of The Best Ski Resorts in the East on the publication’s website. Okemo was included among the 13 New York and New England resorts listed. “Families still love the well-marked, superbly maintained trails, while advanced skiers have plenty of room to play all across the south face down to Jackson Gore Village.”
Okemo was named Number 2 in the Top 10 Family Ski Resorts in New England . "These top New England ski resorts offer great ski trails and lifts, kids learn to ski programs, family friendly lodging and dining, and activities from après ski and tubing to horse drawn sleigh rides."
Okemo was listed in the number two spot of this roundup of eight New England perfect-for-families ski resorts .January 2016
15 Affordable Ski Destinations on the US East Coast , January 2016
Top 25 Family Ski Resorts in North America, January 2016
Okemo was listed fifth in the website's Winter Getaways Guide in Dec. 2015. Seventeen New York City Metro Area publishers picked their favorite kid-friendly destinations. “Such a family-friendly mountain,” wrote Hulafrog Cofounder Sherry Lombardi.
In October 2015, Okemo topped the list of FamilyVacationCritic.com's list of Ten Best Family Ski Resorts.
Huffington Post Travel
In January 2015 Huff Post Travel named some of Okemo's runs among its " Favorite Ski Trails in New England ."
In spring 2014, OnTheSnow.com visitors named Okemo Mountain Resort their favorite North American family ski resort, granting it top honors in the Best Family Resort category in this year’s Visitors’ Choice Awards.
Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine
In Feb. 2013, Frommer's listed Okemo in its list of "Five Great Ski Resorts for Families."
In March 2012, About.com announced that Okemo Mountain Resort had been selected as the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Award winner for Best New England Ski Resort. The About.com Readers' Choice Awards honor the best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to hobbies to parenting and more, as selected by its readers.
In Oct. 2011, Forbes.com listed their top picks in an article and slide show titled “10 Best Ski Resorts for Families.” Okemo Mountain Resort claimed the fifth position in the top-ten list and Okemo was the first eastern resort named.
Okemo was listed as one of New England's Best Ski Spots for Families.
Okemo was included in a Fodors.com “Best U.S. Ski Resorts for Families” roundup. Okemo was one of only five resorts named and one of two eastern resorts listed.
America's favorite mountain towns
2016 Ludlow ranked number five in America's Best Towns for Fall Foliage .
2013 Top Ten New England Courses
Okemo Valley Golf Club was listed as one of Golfweek's Best Resort Courses for 2015 and ranked number one in Golfweek's Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play, 2016 .
New England Golf Monthly
Okemo Valley Golf Club was listed as one of NEGM's 2013 Top 25 Public Golf Courses
Okemo Mountain Resort’s Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster was recognized as a 2013 “Best of New England -- Editor’s Choice” winner in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England.
Lodging and Dining
RCI Gold Crown Resort
Okemo Mountain Resort’s Jackson Gore Inn earned the RCI Gold Crown Resort designation for 2012. RCI presents this award to eligible properties in recognition of superior resort facilities and services. RCI selected The Jackson Gore Inn to join the prestigious group of affiliated resorts based upon a 12-month compilation of exchange guest assessments which included resort quality, service delivery, and overall vacation experience, as well as an evaluation of resort facilities, amenities and guest services.
Coleman Brook Tavern, located in Okemo Mountain Resort’s Jackson Gore Inn, has been honored with the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence. Although Coleman Brook Tavern has been recognized by Wine Spectator in the past, this is the first time the restaurant has received this second-tier award. Coleman Brook Tavern is one of only four Vermont restaurants to receive the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence, and one of 833 worldwide.
Green Hotels in the Green Mountain State
Okemo Mountain Resort's Jackson Gore Inn was designated a Green Hotel in the Green Mountain State by the environmental business partnership between the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center. This designation is based on the Inn's voluntary commitment to sound environmental excellence through the placement and achievement of high environmental standards.
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