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Reviews for Okemo Mountain Resort
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I have been coming to okemo since I was just able to walk and I love my memories of this place. Now I have brought my son here and all I can say is that I am extremely disappointed. Vail resorts has turned a fun family experience into a soulless corporate slog. Completely disregarding ticket prices (not that it should be disregarded) the experience as a whole has ruined what was my favorite mountain. During the week half of the lifts are closed because they don't want to spend the resources to run them for the reduced volume of skiers. This limits the terrain available to beginner skiers to mountain Rd and various minor tributaries. They steal your bags if you leave them in the lodge, something everyone has always done in the history of skiing, across the world. They scanned my pass while I was standing at the bottom of the magic carpet in SHOES waiting for my son to come down from his practice runs, charging me a full day's worth of my 4 day pass. That was eventually resolved after an hour's hassle and involving the resort manager when they "magnanimously" offered me a "free pass", although it was simply returning the day they had stolen from me without cause. The staff is unfriendly (with a few exceptions of course), the atmosphere is gone, and I won't be coming back. I will avoid all Vail resorts in the future. I will try to do my little part to keep the soul of my passion alive, to keep skiing fun and family friendly, to halt the corporate takeover that has made skiing in the USA so expensive that I can fly to Europe, pay for lodging and life tickets and food, and still spend less than a week on an epic pass at Vail resorts where I have free lodging and cook my own food. ... Full Review
R Scott Heckenberger
We have skied Okemo for the last 5 years with our family including grandkids. We have stayed at the condominiums on the Jackson Gore side. They are very nice. Very good. Extras. Nice swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and a decent restaurant at Jackson Gore. The downside of Okemo overall is their lack of opera ski activities.... Full Review
I stayed with another family as a guest, and while my overall ski experience was wonderful, it was very hard to get a good night sleep in the condo we stayed at affiliated with the hotel. The beds were the hardest beds i have ever slept on, the kitchen essentials were terrible (breakfast out of a DOG BOWL) and the house was extremely outdated, like from the 90’s.
In regards to my rentals: my experience was amazing. A few weeks prior, i went to Hunter mountain where i had fun, but i was in TREMENDOUS pain from my ski boots. A lovely man named Ray at Okemo measured my feet and informed me that my boots at Hunter were an entire size too big which really messed up my feet/knees. He showed me how to correctly put them on, take them off and essentially made my entire ski experience PHENOMENAL. I was in 0 pain this time and had nothing but fun and it is entirely thanks to Ray! I cannot wait to be back next season! ... Full Review
It was my first time snowboarding Okemo. I was there 27-29th. Overall good mountain with nice groomed trails. It did have a bit of ice patches and made it a bit challenging. Lifts were around 20-30 min to get to the top. Crowded on the way down. people just standing around in the middle. Overall , good times and I will definitely come back ... Full Review
Been coming to Okemo for multiple years and have been a season pass holder for the last few years. Prior to current ownership was an excellent mountain and would have highly recommended it (especially for families). It would get busy on peak days but always seemed manageable. I have never seen anything like this last season in terms of crowds, lack of terrain being open & overall quality of conditions. Lift lines for 45 minutes to 1 hour, parking lots completely full, limited terrain open leading to dangerously crowded trails, traffic overwhelming the Town of Ludlow to the extent that it took hours to leave the mountain. The Epic pass is significantly discounted relative to other passes at nearby mountains and its seems to me Vail has turned this into a numbers game without regard to the quality of the client experience....sell as many passes as you can for $600 and expect high client turnover. Very disappointing. Needless to say, we will not be renewing the passes for next year and I would rather pay a premium for a higher quality experience at a different mountain.... Full Review
Been skiing here for over 20 years, prior to Vail purchasing great resort. Lifts are a big problem since they are always stopping, supposedly there were additional safety features added which causes it to stop if you are not seated perfectly. very crowded even midweek.... Full Review
We love Okemo and we used to love it more before Vail took over. Okemo has some of the best intermediate eastern trails and they really take care of their snow. But, the parking is a joke. No matter where you park you are far from the mountain and have to either wait forever in a long line to a shuttle bus at the end of the day or you walk with all your stuff. The lift lines are insane. I ski many other resorts in the area, no one has lines like this. And there is nowhere to go that doesn't have a line. You will spend half of your ski time waiting in line, the other quarter on the lift and the other quarter actually skiing. They used to have decent food, but they've closed down all the nicer restarunts and really only have one very nice and very over priced restaurant and a bunch of fast food type places that charge you an arm and a leg for junk food. To give an example, at another mountain in the area, our family will buy lunch for $40, a little overpriced, but doable. At Okemo, the exact same food was $75. While I like the trails a lot, it is not worth it anymore to even go. ... Full Review
We were at Okemo Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of February. Friday we parked in the "Red lot" opposite the Clock Tower base area. It was crowded but we got on the mountain by 9:30. The lift lines in the morning were long but tolerable. The terrain and snow conditions were excellent due to 12" natural snowfall HOWEVER AT THE END OF THE DAY IT TOOK US WELL OVER AN HOUR TO LEAVE THE "RED PARKING LOT" AND THAN ANOTHER 40 MINUTES ON OKEMO MOUNTAIN ROAD INTO LUDLOW VILLAGE ON RT 103. On Saturday we decided to park at Jackson Gore base area near the "Ice House". After a long walk to the mountain we were ON LINE FOR THE COLEMAN BROOK EXPRESS QUAD FOR OVER AN HOUR THAN ALMOST AS LONG TO GET ON THE QUANTUM FOUR. At the end of the day IT TOOK NEARLY TWO HOURS TO LEAVE THE PARKING AREA AND TRAVEL 2.8 MILES ON RT 103 BACK INTO TOWN WHERE WE WERE STAYING. From what I gather, Vail (Epic) has ruined a good resort by over selling tickets and the area roads can't handle the volume. Unless you don't mind heavy crowds and plan on ending your ski day VERY early I WOULD STAY AWAY FROM OKEMO MOUNTAIN!... Full Review
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