LUDLOW, Vermont — In its November 2006 issue, FREESKIER Magazine published its 2007 Resort Guide, naming its staff picks for the best resorts in North America and Europe. Okemo Mountain Resort was rated number 14 in the publication’s list of North America’s greatest terrain parks. ??вЂњ placing second in the East behind eleventh-place finisher Mount Snow.
“As the mountains fill with snow and boards come out of storage,” writes FREESKIER Managing Editor James Burrus, “these lists should provide a great place to start for putting together a tasty ???to-do’ list for the season.”
In naming the top 18 parks in North America, FREESKIER rated them “on size, perfection of features, new enhancements and scene.”
Rising above the village of Ludlow, in south-central Vermont, Okemo Mountain Resort is a four-season playground that built its reputation for quality and superior guest service as a winter retreat for skiers and snowboarders. Originally a small community-run ski hill, Okemo began to blossom when, in 1982, Tim and Diane Mueller purchased the ski area and transformed it into a popular, world-class resort destination. Included in that transformation was the development of terrain for snowboarders and skiers with a penchant for diversity. Today’s parks and pipes offerings include the 500-foot long SoBe Superpipe, a mini halfpipe (great for kids and beginners), the Dew Zone Jib Park, Nor’Easter Super Park, Blind Faith Terrain Park, Tomahawk Familycross Park, Hot Dog Hill Terrain Park and a Snowskate Park.
For more information about Okemo Mountain Resort, please call (800) 78-OKEMO (786-5366) or visit www.okemo.com.