Not very special

by: purplebunyz - Jan 3, 2011

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: Grooming, snowmaking, glades, good cruisers

    Cons: Not very steep, crowded, a family resort, REALLY expensive food

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Dec 1, 2011


Full review

Okemo is, at first, a great mountain with tons of terrain and good snow and all that. But after about two days, you'll find yourself getting very bored on the mountain since most of the "blacks" tend to be larger cruisers, which are fun some of the time. So if you really want steep, Okemo's not great. Howerver, if you're going skiing with the little ones, Okemo is great! Lots of terrain is ideal for little children to learn on, and improve n all that.
There are of course good things! Like the grooming is very good. They picked good trails to keep the bumps on, and good trails to groom; they never dissapointed. And the snow making was pretty good as well. Most of the trails had very good coverage, with only a few rocks and trees poking out. That wasn't the case on places like the South Face or the glades. My skiis had bumps and scratches all over them cuz of rocks and logs. I really wish they would get rid of some of those rocks....
The staff are really nice, the food was ok (though horribly expensive, a normal lunch for two can range in the $40's), the snow is usually good, btu there are too many children and rocks and crowds for any special experience. The slopes get pretty icy and bad by noon or so by the way with the crowds.

Oh, and if your lucky enough to catch the glades being open, GO TO THEM. outrage, black hole, and loose spruce are all really fun slopes....

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