I skied okemo for the first time 5 years ago and i've been going ever since. Okemo is a big mountain with a lot of different terrain. From wide open beginner areas to double diamond gladed areas, the snow is great and well maintained for new england. the base are can get crowded as the idiot below pointed out but if you get there early the only time you have to deal with it is for lunch, and even then you dont have to. there are plenty of places to eat on the mountain like the sugar house and summit lodge. Parks are great, Nor'easter is ridiculous, lots of big features, closest thing to a western park your gonna get on the east coast. could use some better intermediate-beginner level parks (hot dog hill is annoying and blind faith is ignored). Plenty to do in the town, great restaurants and the mardi gras is fun. Even on the mountain theres tons to do. We stay at jackson gore once in a while and that is as good as slopeside gets. Okemo is really an amazing experience.