77 Okemo Ridge Road Ludlow, VT 05149
Rising above the village of Ludlow, in south-central Vermont, Okemo Mountain Resort is a four-season playground that built its reputation for quality and superior guest service as a winter retreat for skiers and snowboarders. Originally a small community-run ski hill, Okemo began to blossom when, in 1982, Tim and Diane Mueller purchased the Vermont ski area and transformed it into a popular, world-class resort destination. Skiing Vermont terrain at Okemo is quite the treat as its winter operations consistently receive accolades and win awards for snow quality, grooming, terrain parks, family programs, slopeside lodging, resort dining and its friendly, professional staff. The Muellers also run Crested Butte Mountain Resort, in Colorado, and state-owned Mount Sunapee Resort, in New Hampshire.
Okemo’s Jackson Gore base area is the newest development of the resort, and the Jackson Gore Inn serves as the ideal hub from which to launch family fun and adventure at any time of the year. Two 18-hole golf courses – Okemo Valley Golf Club and Tater Hill Golf Club – offer challenging play with spectacular scenery. The Spring House at Jackson Gore offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a family pool with splash features and fountains. Basketball and tennis round out the on-site recreational activities for summertime at Jackson Gore, but the area’s offerings extend to include hiking, biking, water sports, horseback riding, plus shopping, dining and touring Vermont’s spectacular countryside.
Location: Okemo Mountain Resort is conveniently located in south-central Vermont, above the village of Ludlow, just off Vermont Routes 103/100.
Average Snowfall: 200 inches annually
Vermont Ski Season: Early November to Late April
Slopes & Trails
632 acres of terrain
96% covered by snowmaking (605 acres)
119 slopes, trails and glades
Advanced/ Expert 32%
Vertical Drop: 2,200 feet (most vertical in southern Vermont)
Base Elevation: 1,144 feet
Summit Elevation: 3,344 feet
Longest trail: 4.5 miles (Mountain Road)
Five Mountain Areas: Jackson Gore Peak, Solitude Peak, South Face, Glades Peak, South Ridge
Lifts: 19, including 9 quad chairs (5 highspeed quads), 3 triple chairs and 7 surface lifts
Uphill Capacity: 33,450 skiers/riders per hour
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Weekends and Holiday 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.)
Terrain Features (1 Superpipe and 6 Parks):
The Amp Bus Ride
The Dew Zone Jib Park
Terrain Features on Blackout (new for 2011.12)
Amp Energy Super Park on Nor'Easter
Snow and Skier Cross Park
Hot Dog Hill Terrain Park (Beginner Park)
Inn Bound Park
Lift Ticket Rates
All rates include Vt. sales tax. Three-tier pricing represents midweek, weekend, and holiday.
(Holiday rates apply)
- Check our lift ticket rates page for the most up-to-date details on pricing
- Kids age 6 and Under: FREE! Obtain a Child lift ticket at any ticket window location.
Okemo Mountain Resort Properties
Nothing beats the convenience of slopeside accommodations. Imagine opening your door and skiing right onto a freshly groomed trail. Choose from a wide array of resort properties including the luxury of the Jackson Gore Village, to the convenience of The Mountain Lodge at Okemo. Convenient shuttle access enables guests to access Okemo’s condominium complexes, the base area at Jackson Gore, the Okemo base lodge area, Okemo Valley Nordic Center and Willie Dunn's Grille 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).
Okemo Valley Lodging
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 Okemo/Ludlow region. Call 1-800-78-OKEMO (786-5366) or (802) 228-5579 for information.
On-Mountain Dining Options
• Okemo Base: Base Lodge Café, Starbucks, Sitting Bull Restaurant & Bar
• Mid-Mountain: Sugar House Café, Smokey Jo's BBQ, Vermont Pizza Company, Carver's Deli
• Summit Lodge: Summit Café, Sky Bar, Jump Asian Cuisine
• Solitude Village: Epic, Snackbar, Squeels on Wheels Barbecue
• Jackson Gore: The Roundhouse, Siena, Coleman Brook Tavern and Wine Room
• Waffle Cabin: Located at the bottom of the Black Ridge triple chairlift and the base of Jackson Gore
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: Starboosters – children as young as two-years old can participate in one-on-one, 30-minute, on-snow sessions; Mini Stars (ages 3-4), offered a la carte or as an add-on to day care; Snow Star Skiers (ages 4-7) and Snow Star Riders (ages 5-7), and Mountain Explorers (ages 7-14) for skiers and snowboarders.
First Tracks and Double Tracks introduction to Vermont 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- and three-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.
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 6 years and offers supervised indoor and outdoor activities in a nurturing and secure environment. The Mini Stars ski program is available as an add-on for kids ages 3-4 with sessions scheduled throughout the day. Parents may select a convenient location at the Okemo Clock Tower base or 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 national championships. Okemo Mountain Alpine Racing Association (OMARA) members can enjoy season-long programs for youngsters starting at age seven 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.
NASTAR is a great way to enjoy the challenge and thrill of recreational racing. The NASTAR/Race Arena is moving to Bull Run for the Winter of 2011.12. Coin operated racing is also available.
Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing
Okemo Valley Nordic Center is conveniently located just one mile from Okemo. The Nordic trail network features 22 km of tracked and skate-groomed cross-country trails and 13 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.
Directions to Okemo Mountain Resort
Located just off Vermont Route 103/100, Okemo is easily accessible. Visitors may choose between Okemo’s original base area, located just north of Ludlow Village, or the Jackson Gore base area, a bit farther north off Rt. 103.
Championship Golf With Two 18-Hole Golf Courses:
Okemo Valley Golf Club is Vermont’s first Heathland-style course and has fast become the desired golf destination in New England. The par 70, 6,400 yard-long course is of championship quality and home to the brand-new "Family Fore" golf course. More on Okemo Valley Golf Club. The newest member of the "Okemo golf family" is Tater Hill Golf Club. This 18-hole golf course is located just 22 miles from Okemo and offers spectacular views of the Windham region. The course has recently undergone major renovations to its greens and irrigation system. More Tater Hill Golf Club Info