outdoor heated pool (and several hot tubs) make for
a fun post-slope indulgence.
your family’s idea of the perfect holiday gift several
feet of fresh powder beneath their feet? At a time of year
when cabin fever attacks, the freedom and exhilaration in
skiing is the perfect antidote. When you drive up with
your folks or the kids, you want the rest of your vacation
to be spent having fun — not more driving around. A
resort with all the amenities to please everyone fits the
bill: Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont. We had a great
time checking out all that the resort had to offer — and
there was quite a bit to do.
in the heart of the Green Mountains, they offer 8
different styles of accommodations — many with ski
in-out availability. Choices range from classic mountain
lodge rooms to multiple options for larger families —
perfect for those family reunions.
Jackson Gore Inn, thoughtful amenities such as deep
soaking tubs help loosen up sore muscles after a run down
the slopes. An indoor pool and game arcade keep the kids
occupied during inclement weather or after skiing.
that fresh air exercise is sure to work up your appetite.
Okemo has well over a dozen options sure to please
everyone in your group. Start your day with a hearty
breakfast to give you the energy you need at Base68 or, if
a skinny latte’s all you need, they’ve got Starbucks.
All your favorite BBQ meats are on the menu at Squeels on
Wheels — don’t you just love the name? Sen Den Sushi
and Siena boast international flair.
what about the snow? Wintertime is special at Okemo, with
Alpine and Nordic skiing for all levels (featuring Vermont’s
highest drop), snow tubing, fat bike rentals, a hockey
rink, snow shoeing, and, when your legs have given out,
special SnowCat excursions. These require prior
reservations and are weather dependent, so plan ahead.
Kids are able to participate in most activities, and
lessons are available. The coaches are amazing with the
kids and ever patient with adults that need some skill
building, as well. Mom and Dad: when you’re ready for
your own Date Night, the Kids Night Out Program (ages 6
months to 6 years) and Kids’ Night Out X (ages 7-12
years) is a fully state-licensed child care facility with
movies, pizza and even skating for the older kids.
Non-refundable reservations are required.
this time, you can get quite the deal — only $129 for
unlimited skiing for the rest of the season with the
"real easy" card. Call Okemo for more
information and to get yours, 802-228-5222 or visit