My family is busy. Four kids, four different directions, and lots of chaos and carpools. I look forward to the much needed school breaks and try to find places to vacation that let us disconnect from our hectic day to day schedules, get outside, and reconnect as a family. Okemo Mountain Resort is the perfect place to do just that. We are a family of skiers and snowboarders, our kids have been hitting the slopes since they were toddlers BUT, you don’t have to be a skier to enjoy a visit to Okemo Mountain Resort; there’s so much to do that it’s not even necessary to put on a pair of skis to have a fantastic family vacation there. Take a look at some of the highlights of our trip, they’ll make you want to plan a trip to Okemo as soon as you can!
There are 121 trails at Okemo so there are plenty of great runs from beginner to advanced. My husband and kids are more advanced skiers than I am but we were able to separate and easily meet up at the bottom of a lift area or at certain points along the trails. The area is easy to navigate and the lifts and trails are clearly marked making it easy for differently skilled skiers to split up and reconnect throughout the day. The beginner to intermediate trails are actually so much fun that my family didn’t even mind foregoing the more difficult trails to ski with me when we met. There are quite a few dining options on the Mountain too. We stopped at Summit Lodge for lunch and at Waffle Cabin for a snack. I’m still dreaming of those delicious waffles!
Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster:
We had THE best time on the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster! The Coaster climbs 1,600 feet and then you race down 3,100 feet of track twisting and turning your way down the mountain. My kids loved it so much they went multiple times. I didn’t zip down the mountain as fast as my kids did so I could enjoy the beautiful views along the way. The Coaster is open all year round.
The Ice House Ice Skating Pavilion:
I have to say one of my favorite memories from our visit to Okemo was the time we spent at the Ice House. I know how to ice skate but haven’t been on the ice in years. My youngest daughter has only been a few times so it took a bit for her to get reacclimated as you can see in the video below. Truly, I have not laughed that hard in a very long time, it was so much fun! The Ice House is also a regulation-sized hockey rink and has a fireplace and a warming area so you can stay there for hours like we did and not get cold! 🙂
Relaxing and Exploring the Resort:
We stayed at the Jackson Gore Inn during our visit and loved it! The location is close to the indoor/outdoor pools, a retail store, the Ice House, and the Spring House Pool & Fitness Center, House, and so much more. The Coleman Brook Tavern is located on-site and we enjoyed our meal (especially the tableside s’mores) and the atmosphere there. The Hops on the Snow Brewfest took place while we were there and we were able to sample some really amazing craft beer and ciders while listening to music mountainside.
There is so much to see and do at Okemo Mountain Resort that we didn’t get to all of it. Snowtubing and taking advantage of the on-site spa are on the top of our list for our next trip to Okemo Mountain Resort. Okemo is open year round with lots of activities and adventures available no matter what the season. My family made some special memories on the mountain and we’re looking forward to our next visit. For more information or to book your own vacation visit www.okemo.com.
***I was a guest at Okemo Mountain Resort as part of a Mom Trends event. I was provided with 2-night accommodations, lift tickets, activity vouchers, and a meal during our stay. All opinions are honest and my own***