Okemo Mountain Resort Resort Reviews

Reviews for Okemo Mountain Resort

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Allen
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
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Crowds are out of control
5 months ago
Pat
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
Great grooming, good layout
lift lines, lifts constantly s...
7 months ago
Jessica Starnburg
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
Great Trails, they really take...
Long lines, lifts stop frequen...
7 months ago
Bru Kra
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
Good mountain terrain
Very long lift lines and long ...
8 months ago
Bru Kra
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
Good terrain
ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE CROWDS AND...
8 months ago
Ed Yee
Stay away as this is the worse ski experience in my life and I have been skiing over 30 years. Vail is ruining Okemo. I enjoyed the skiing but given the parking and lift line issues I give it a big fail in terms of value for your money.... Full Review
good variety of terrain, mogul...
poor grooming, many icy runs, ...
8 months ago
Kevin
We skied Okemo on Jan 22. Conditions were really good and the terrain was good but ... It took 2 HOURS (no exaggeration) to leave the parking lot at the end of the day. I asked the guy who was directing traffic what was going on and he said that's the way weekend traffic is. All of the cars have to drain through Ludlow Vt and they grid lock all the way into the parking lots at the end of the day. If you have to catch a bus to a remote lot, then you're waiting in line for a looooong time because the buses are stuck in the same traffic. The layout of the ski area wasn't very good either. You can't get to the main slopes from the base lodges; you have to take a beginner lifts first which get really crowded in the morning. And the lift lines were pretty long too. That said, the skiing was pretty good.... Full Review
Good variety of terrain
Traffic leaving the parking lo...
8 months ago
Kevin
If you're considering a trip to Okemo to ski on a weekend, give it some careful thought. We went yesterday (a Saturday); the snow was good and the terrain is interesting but ... Problem #1: It took us 90 minutes to get out of the parking lot at the end of the day because almost all of the traffic drains through Ludlow. I asked the guy directing traffic what was going on and he said this is just the way it because Ludlow doesn't have the infrastructure to handle the 14,000 cars that leave Okemo on a weekend afternoon. Problem #2: from the main base, you have to take either a magic carpet or one of two beginner lifts to reach lifts that let you access the mountain. On a Saturday morning, the beginner lifts and magic carpet are mobbed. Once you're ready to ski, you'll face a 30min delay on the magic carpet or beginner lifts before you can get to the lifts that you want. Problem #3: the lifts are crowded. I liked the skiing but this place just has too many problems to come back on a weekend. I'm mostly a weekend skier, so I'm probably one and done with Okemo. ... Full Review
Good terrain
Crowded, lift layout, traffic ...
8 months ago
Tad
Skied Okemo for three days in early February 2021. Covid protocols could have easily impacted the ski culture/experience as Vermont had strict guidelines at the time. Conditions in February 2021 were fantastic--consistent fresh snow, great groomers, no ice, and low occupancy on weekdays allowed us to explore all corners of the mountain. Some of the lifts and trails were closed (~10%), making it difficult to get to access the south mountain. Okemo is a great location to grab a handful of friends, bunker down in the cabin during the evenings, and run laps on the mountain during the day. Did not feel compelled to explore the downtown areas as most was closed. Would definitely return and overall had a fantastic experience. ... Full Review
Variety of trails, low crowds,...
Not much apre culture, on moun...
8 months ago
David
We skied Okemo 2/17-2/21 the last four days of President's Week. The trails were in great shape benefitting from heavier snow earlier in the month, plus flurries while we were there. Okemo would really benefit from at least one more high speed lift - the Black Ridge and Green Ridge triples are slow and on a cold and windy day, it can be really chilling. We were amazed how uncrowded the trails down from the summit were, and then get back to the Sunburst Six, and think to ourselves, "oh that's because the vast majority of the skiers are on line." That said, when we tried other parts of Okemo, we were greatly entertained by the terrific music played at the South Face Express Quad and the dancing lift attendant. And on Sunday, the Solitude Express Quad had short lift lines, much better than Jackson Gore. Finding our way from one part of the mountain to the other was made a lot more difficult without paper maps, and we found the Epic Mix app pretty worthless as far as navigating, who wants to be taking out their phone all the time on the mountain? I rented boots and skis at the Clock Tower rental, and they had my large size boots in stock, just as promised. The rental team at Jackson Gore was really good about my returning them there the last day of our visit. They were doing a nice job seating people at the Sugar House and we enjoyed a nice lunch there one day. We had a less good experience at the casual 43 North eating place at Solitude base at 2pm Sunday where we just wanted to go in and have a cup of coffee. There were plenty of widely spaced and unoccupied tables, and also some occupied by people finishing their lunches. We were told we could buy our coffee inside, but then would have to leave, because 43 North had run out of food, and the seating was now closed. It made no sense to us and we asked for further explanation, and just got the same answer: they had run out of food, and seating was now closed.... Full Review
Variety of Terrain, rental sho...
Lack of high speed lifts, why ...
2 years ago
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