Okemo is a nice mid-size mountain with a lot of slopeside condo/home choices. We stayed over New Year's this year (1/1/2013) in a 2-bedroom unit in the Kettlebrook condos. Our unit was about 100-150 feet from the slope, where we would ski down to the beginner lifts. There are other units that have direct trail access (truely slopeside) - if you've never been this close, you'll love it! It's a great way to go.
The price of the condo was a bit high for the condition it was in, but again, location can be everything. ;) It wasn't newly renovated or anything, but not in bad shape at all - clean. The size of the unit was pretty good, and as a 2nd floor unit, it has 2 floors - really one with a very large Master Bedroom Loft, and a vaulted ceiling. The Fireplace with lots of wood was welcome. Small, but adequate kitchen.
Some of the other condos in the area feed into other lifts, which could be key on busy days - we had no crowds, so it was not an issue. Feeding into the beginner lifts can be a problem because they tend to be very busy and you could end up on long lift lines.
The mountain itself was typical Vermont - nice terrain, and a good number of lifts. They could use to update more of the lifts to Detachable lifts, though - most were the older style that don't detach, which is harder with small children. Don't forget that Vermont isn't Colorado, and the mountain can get icy. ;) We were lucky to have recent snow, and a dusting while we skied. Our group was mostly Blue skiers (2 are between 45-50, 2 between 25-30, and a 12-yr old), and the mountain has a lot of Blue trails, so all were pretty happy. They had enough moguls to keep me happy too. ;)
The base lodge was ok - not very large, but had everything you might need. Starbucks in the main lodge is a nice touch, but wasn't open on New Years Day. :( The food wasn't excessively priced in the restaurant, but we did note that mixed drinks at the base lodge bar were pricey (Patron Margarita for $12!).
Lift prices were about average, and were booked with the condo - very convenient. The condo was about the same price you would find out west (Colorado, etc), maybe even higher than some.
All-in-all, a nice place that I would go back to for a weekend because it was a decent mountain and I really like ski-in/out lodging, but i think I would pick one of the other base areas because of the potential crowding at the main base area lifts. The Solitude and Jackson Gore areas looked like they would be much better.
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