SKI Magazine Readers Rate Okemo in East’s Top Ten

By AlpineZone News |
Sep 25 2007 - 03:13 PM

LUDLOW, Vermont — In its annual Top 50 Reader Resort Survey, SKI magazine named Okemo Mountain Resort one of the top ten resorts in the East, and one of the best in North America for grooming and terrain parks. Ranked tenth in the East, the popular southern Vermont resort also made the top-ten list in eight of the Reader Resort Survey’s categories: snow, grooming, lifts, service, weather, on-mountain food, family programs and terrain parks.

Okemo takes great pride in its ability to provide a superlative snow surface for skiers and riders. “…Despite dismal New England weather last season, skiers raved once again about spectacular conditions,” writes SKI in its review of Okemo. “You can always count on Okemo,” said one reader. Another raved, “Unmatched snowmaking and grooming ??“ and no excuses!”

The readers of SKI recognized the resort’s commitment to providing an excellent snow surface by rating Okemo second in the East for grooming, and number three in all of North America ??“ surpassed only by Deer Valley and sister resort Mount Sunapee, in N.H. In the snow category, Okemo placed fourth in the East.

Continuing with the snow surface theme, Okemo was recognized as number two in the East for terrain parks, and ranked fourth overall in North America. With six well-maintained parks and one of the East’s longest and earliest-opening superpipes, Okemo’s commitment to jibbing junkies is no longer the resort’s best-kept secret. With snowboard legend Ross Powers as Okemo’s new snowboard ambassador, skiers and riders can expect the resort’s parks and pipes to get even better.

Okemo took the East’s sixth-place spot in two categories: service and weather. Okemo ranked seventh in on-mountain food and eighth in family programs and lifts.

A complete “Top 50 Resort Guide” appears in the October issue of SKI Magazine or can be seen at

Nearly 7,000 SKI Magazine subscribers responded to the “Top 50 Resort Guide” survey, which was conducted by an independent research firm. It is the most comprehensive and longest-running ski resort survey in the winter sports industry. Resorts are ranked in 18 categories by SKI subscribers who have skied the resorts for the past two seasons, skiing an average of 23 days a year.

For more information about Okemo Mountain Resort, please call 802-228-1600 or visit

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