Southeast of Rutland and northwest of Ludlow, the Okemo ski area has 119 runs over 632 acres served by 11 lifts accessing a maximum vertical of 1,300 feet. In addition, Okemo Mountain Resort has three terrain parks and is known more for freestyle than freeride due to flat runs.
If you are looking for some nightlife in Okemo, you will want to check out the Loft, Charaktors, Coleman Brook Tavern or The Sitting Bull.
To reach the snowboarding at Okemo Mountain Resort from the south, head north on US91 to Exit #6. Head north on SR103 for 24 miles into Ludlow. The Okemo Mountain Resort entrance will be on your left.
To reach the snowboarding at Okemo Mountain Resort from the east, head northwest on US89 to Exit #12. Head west on SR11 into Claremont. Watch for two right hand turns in Claremont to follow Route 11 and cross into Vermont. Continue to SR131 West to SR103 North 2 miles to Ludlow. The Okemo Mountain entrance will be on your left.
At Okemo Mountain Resort, there are two newer expert trails on the Jackson Gore side. The two trails are Rolling Thunder and White Lightening. The Rolling Thunder Trail has a pitch of 28 percent and a vertical drop of 859 feet. The White Lightening is not as steep but is about 1,000 feet long.
Tip: Supposedly, the first hour of lift-serviced skiing is free.
Overall, Okemo Mountain Resort is the 4th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 12 snowboarding resorts in Vermont.