Okemo is overrated

by: kongfang - Mar 9, 2009

  • Overall Rating 2
  • Family Friendly 1
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 2

    Pros: havn't found any

    Cons: slow lifts, weekend crowd

    Recommended For: Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2009

Full review

This place needs 3 new fast lifts to replace the current slow lifts G, B and E. The only fast quad in the main base area gets very busy. The line is often up to 45 mins at weekend. The day lodge area is too small and old to handle the weekend crowd , making the initial experience extremely unpleasant. The owner seems to be more interested in real estate development than maintain improvement.
In term of upscale and fast lift, Okemo cannot compete with its neighbor Stratton. In term of Vermont experience, Sugarbush is the real thing. In term of size, Killington is 30 mins away. I cannot see how Okemo justifies it lofty lift price -----$73 weekend.