Okemo Mountain Resort is a popular ski and snowboard destination located in the Green Mountains of Vermont. With over 650 acres of skiable terrain and a vertical drop of 2,200 feet, Okemo Mountain Resort offers a variety of trails for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. The resort features six terrain parks, the Black Diamond Park, the Cruiser Park, the Mid-Mountain Park, the South Ridge Park, the Timber Ripper Park, and the Upper Park, which offer a range of features and challenges for freestyle skiers and snowboarders.
Okemo Mountain Resort receives an average of around 200 inches of snowfall per season, which allows for a long ski season that typically runs from November through April. 98% of Okemo's trails are assisted by snowmaking, making it a reliable spot to ski during the whole season.
Okemo Mountain Resort offers some of the best ski lessons in the area. From their Snow Stars Program (3-6 years) to their teen and adult Amplitude program, Okemo is a family-friendly resort that has something for everyone.
We recently ranked all of Vermont's ski resorts, so you can see where Okemo Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Okemo Mountain is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one season pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned and operated slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of types of Epic lift ticket passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.
There are numerous options to stay at Okemo Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Okemo Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Okemo Mountain has a total of 121 ski trails, which are serviced by 20 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 632 acres, Okemo Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 256 hectares, 1.0 square miles, or 2.6 square kilometers.
Okemo Mountain's slopes see on average 200 inches (5.1 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet every year!
Okemo Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Okemo Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,344 feet, or 1,019 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,144 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,200 feet (671 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Okemo Mountain's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.
Okemo Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
53.9out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Okemo Mountain has 632 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Okemo Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 32% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 68%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Okemo Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Okemo Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 68% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Okemo Mountain Ski Resort Location
Okemo Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Vermont, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Ludlow, VT.
Ludlow, VT 05149 USA
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Getting to Okemo Mountain Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Okemo Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.41000, -72.72000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Ludlow, VT to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Okemo Mountain Ski Resort.
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||113 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||122 mi|
|Theodore Francis Green State Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||134 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Okemo Mountain.
|Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional Airport||RUT||Rutland, VT||14 mi|
|Lebanon Municipal Airport||LEB||Lebanon, NH||26 mi|
|Albany International Airport||ALB||Albany, NY||71 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Okemo Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Okemo Mountain Ski Resort.
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||54%||15 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||44%||17 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||70%||18 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||47%||22 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||57%||32 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||47%||32 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||45%||33 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||40%||38 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||44%||45 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||59%||46 mi|
|Willard Mountain||Greenwich, NY||1,415 ft||36%||48 mi|
|Woods Valley||Bolton Landing, NY||1,400 ft||35%||49 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||62%||49 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||43%||51 mi|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||41%||60 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||34%||60 mi|
|West Mountain||Queensbury, NY||1,470 ft||31%||62 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||46%||66 mi|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||33%||69 mi|
|Gore Mountain||North Creek, NY||3,600 ft||66%||69 mi|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||42%||70 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||18%||70 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||50%||72 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||59%||72 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||48%||74 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||41%||76 mi|
|Berkshire East||Charlemont, MA||1,840 ft||45%||79 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||61%||79 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||61%||80 mi|
|Saskadena Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||38%||80 mi|
|Four Seasons||Ravena, NY||550 ft||25%||85 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||25%||86 mi|
|Otis Ridge Ski Area||Otis, MA||1,700 ft||35%||86 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||54%||86 mi|
|Whiteface Mountain||Wilmington, NY||4,650 ft||71%||88 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||53%||89 mi|
|Nashoba Valley||Boxborough, MA||440 ft||37%||89 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||62%||90 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||41%||92 mi|
|Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center||Saranac Lake, NY||2,500 ft||39%||95 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||45%||96 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||57%||96 mi|
|Ski Butternut||Great Barrington, MA||1,800 ft||40%||97 mi|
|Ski Ward||Shrewsbury, MA||410 ft||25%||97 mi|
Okemo Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||3,344 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,144 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,200 ft|
(32% Beginner, 36% Intermediate, 32% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||200 inches|