Forbes Names Okemo Best Family Resort in the East

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 10, 2011 1:32 pm

Vermont’s Okemo Resort has been listed in Forbes “10 Best Ski Resorts for Families”. The resort technically takes the number five spot in the nation, but is the first resort on the east to be listed.

Okemo is said to owe its deep connection to and ability to recognize the needs of families to their operators Tim and Diane Mueller. The Muellers raised their children on the snow, and have used this personal touch to create an experience that sets them apart from other resorts.

According to Forbes’ Larry Olmstead, the criteria for a family friendly resort consists excellent ski instruction, good deals on tickets and rental equipment, activities for non-skiing members of the family, plus off-slope family entertainment and activities, family-friendly dining and accommodations.

Okemo has a great deal to offer any skill level with miles of terrain that includes gentle beginner slopes, long intermediate cruisers, bumps, steeps, glades and plenty of freestyle action with one of the largest superpipes in the East and six terrain parks.  The Okemo Ski + Ride School offers group and private lesson options for first-time skiers. They also have programs for seasoned experts that want to take their skills to the next level! There are a number of special offers make skiing at Okemo affordable for families, and the resort offers one of the largest inventories of mountainside lodging options anywhere in the East.

If you are a non-skiers, fear not, as there are plenty to do off the slopes. Wintertime fun includes ice skating, snow tubing, snowshoeing and the new Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster. There are indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa services, indoor golf, events and activities. Okemo Valley offers plenty of family-friendly dining and great shopping. In addition, Vermont’s unique countryside is waiting to be explored any time of year.

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