We love Okemo but would never stay there. There are awesome private rentals available that beat the prices and the congestion on the mountain. It is one of the few resorts with a town and has a many great restaraunts. We have non-skiers in our party that enjoy other winter sports and relaxing back at the rentalwith a good book.
Unfortunately, Vermonters have a love-hate realtionship with the hands that feed them and have made it more and more difficult for private rentals to advertise due to the never-ending methods they have of extracting money from second homeowners. Ask around for info on private rentals. Don't forget that Ludlow is great as a home base in all seasons. There are lots of hiking trails in the area. Okemo has a hiking trail that's wonderful.