Okemo Mountain Resort is planning to open for the ski and snowboard season on November 19th! With less than a month to go until Okemo Mountain Resort’s target opening day of the winter season, the anticipation among skiers and riders is rising to a fevered pitch. Snowmaking equipment is in position and Okemo’s staff is poised for colder temperatures that will allow them to cover 96 percent of Okemo’s 119 trails in a blanket of white. October marks the announcement of many magazine reader survey results and top-10 lists, and Okemo is, once again, receiving accolades.
In its annual Top 30 Reader Resort Survey, SKI named Okemo Mountain Resort one of the top 10 resorts in the East. Okemo ranked number four overall and placed among the top 10 in 12 of 20 categories listed in the new Winter Vacation Issue. Okemo was ranked second in the East for Grooming and third for Service, Lifts, Family Programs, and On-Mountain Food. The resort’s Snow, Weather and Digital Programs ranked fourth. Dining made the fifth spot and Okemo made the top 10 for Terrain Parks and Overall Satisfaction. The readers of SnowEast have also recognized Okemo with the magazine’s Reader Survey Award for Favorite Snowgrooming.
In other recent Top 10 lists, Forbes listed their top picks in an online article and slide show titled “10 Best Ski Resorts for Families.” Okemo Mountain Resort claimed the fifth position in the top-ten list and Okemo was the first eastern resort named. To no surprise, this resort is on the top of the list of best places to visit for the ski and snowboard season!