Title /blog/category/okemo-mountain/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:11:12 -0500 Okemo is Ready for You! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2017/11/27/okemo-is-ready-for-you/ <p>As you know, Okemo Mountain is open! The snow guns are humming and the snow makers welcome the colder temperatures. We have had some natural snow here in Vermont but most of the trails will be brought to you, courtesy of the Snow Making Team of Okemo Mountain.</p> <p>You may be thinking that you can&#39;t wait until we are buried in natural snow. After all, that&#39;s what winter is about in this area.&nbsp;There is no such thing as too much snow, right? But the snow team at Okemo will make up for that until we are inevitably&nbsp;buried under&hellip;. You got it&hellip;too much snow. Hey, who said that&rsquo;s a bad thing?</p> <p>Never fear, regardless of Mother Nature&#39;s gifts (or lack of), the Mountain&rsquo;s team can handle anything that comes their way; there will be snow, it will be groomed. Winter is Okemo&rsquo;s time to shine and they will not disappoint.</p> <p>If you are newer to the Okemo scene, check out our <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/okemo-condo-guide/" target="_blank">Condo Guide</a>. This is a great tool to orient you to the Mountain and what the different complexes have to offer. We also have links to help <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/area-info/useful-links/" target="_blank">familiarize you with the&nbsp;area</a> and to find other <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/area-info/winter-recreation/" target="_blank">activities in the area.</a>&nbsp; There is so much to do both on and off Okemo.</p> <p><strong>Come Live Where You Play</strong> ~ The team at <a href="https://www.vtprop.com/">William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties</a> can make Okemo your place to call home.</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5698/blog/Chairlift%20%26%20Sky.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 200px;"></p> Ludlow Real Estate Okemo Condos Okemo News Okemo Real Estate Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Winter In Vermont Winter In VT Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing snow on okemo opening ski season Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:11:12 -0500 IT'S SKI AND RIDE SEASON! OPENING DAY ON OKEMO https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2017/11/08/it-s-ski-and-ride-season-opening-day-on-okemo/ <p>As we were having lunch this past Tuesday, the first flakes of the season began to fall. We half jokingly said that it is officially ski season; within 24 hours word came out announcing Okemo&#39;s opening day for the 17-18 season.</p> <p>The Mountain will be opening for sking and riding on Saturday, November 11th at 9:00 a.m. First chair ceremonies will be held at the Sachem Chair. Link &amp; Lower World Cup will be open with the Upper Mountain trails coming later in the day. The weather forcast for snowmaking temps are great and Okemo has the capability to make the snow needed for quality skiing and riding.&nbsp;</p> <p>So.. dust off those winter toys and gear and head North! We look forward to seeing you on the Mountain.</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5698/blog/Snow%20Guns.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 196px;"></p> Local Events Okemo News Okemo Valley Region Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Snow Report Winter In Vermont Winter In VT fun in Ludlow Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing snow on okemo opening ski season Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:11:18 -0500 Okemo grabs tops spots for Best in the East! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2017/11/07/okemo-grabs-tops-spots-for-best-in-the-east/ <p>Okemo Mountain continues to receive accolades. The most recent come from <a href="https://www.skimag.com/ski-resort-life/best-in-the-east-lifts-2018"> skimag.com.</a>&nbsp;Their reader-ranked survey of &ldquo;Best in the East 2018&rdquo; puts Okemo Mountain in the top spot. They have also grabbed a top ten spot in 5 out of the 6 categories surveyed.</p> <p>More reader rankings for the Best of the East?</p> <p>Okemo got high marks for several:</p> <p>#1 For Best Lifts</p> <p>#3 For Best Grooming</p> <p>#5 For Best Snow</p> <p>#6 For Service</p> <p>#9 for Best Overall Resort</p> <p>Once again, this proves that Okemo has what it takes to be your favorite family friendly mountain of choice. When you come to Okemo,&nbsp;stop by and see us across from the golf course on route 100. If you decide you want to make Ludlow your second home, we can help!</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll see you on the Mountain.</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5698/blog/lifts.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 200px;"></p> Local Events Okemo News Okemo Valley Region Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Winter In Vermont Winter In VT Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing snow on okemo Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:11:00 -0500 A View From the Top https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2017/10/12/a-view-from-the-top/ <p>Boston Magazine is featuring a one of a kind listing on Okemo Mountain and William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties is excited to be the listing agent for this "Luxe Log Cabin in Ludlow".&nbsp;</p> <p>"Ski Bums-meet ski mansion"...</p> <p>To see more details, check out the link to <a href="http://www.bostonmagazine.com/property/blog/2017/10/10/log-cabin-ludlow-otm/"> Boston Magazine&#39;s</a> article, or call the team at William Raveis Vermont Properties.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5698/blog/vermont-lodge-1.jpg" style="float: left; width: 600px; height: 400px;"></p> Buyers Fall In VT Ludlow Condos Ludlow Real Estate Okemo Real Estate Second Homes Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT VT Properties News Winter In Vermont Winter In VT finding perfect real estate agent Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing snow on okemo Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:55:16 -0400 Hiking the Okemo Valley https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2017/09/04/hiking-the-okemo-valley/ <blockquote style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;" type="cite"> <div> <div dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span id="m_-1270593891480552581gmail-docs-internal-guid-1b7598ac-3cad-5fef-2ca6-848eeee50f39"> <span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Vermont&rsquo;s Green Mountains are most well known as a winter attraction, but they&rsquo;re here to be enjoyed all year round! Take advantage of the sunny summer weather and spend some time hiking in the Ludlow area.</span></span></p> &nbsp; <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span id="m_-1270593891480552581gmail-docs-internal-guid-1b7598ac-3cad-5fef-2ca6-848eeee50f39"> <span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Enjoy the spectacular views from the top of Okemo and take on the challenge of picking out local area attractions from afar! Choosing your starting point may not be the most difficult part of your adventure, but it won&rsquo;t be easy to pick from the available options. Start from the Okemo Mountain base or the Jackson Gore base and make the 4.5 mile journey to the summit. For those looking for shade, try the 6 mile round trip Healdville Trail. A quick 9 minute drive from the base of Okemo will bring you to the neighboring town of Mount Holly, where you can enjoy the woods and wildlife of Vermont on your way up the back of Okemo Mountain. Once the top, test your limits and try to climb to the top of the fire tower. Your efforts will surely be rewarded as you stand above the treetops and appreciate all of Vermont&rsquo;s beauty.</span></span></p> &nbsp; <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span id="m_-1270593891480552581gmail-docs-internal-guid-1b7598ac-3cad-5fef-2ca6-848eeee50f39"> <span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> The Vista Trail is a great option for those wishing to enjoy a hike and the beach. Located in Camp Plymouth State Park, visitors can tour the Plymouth cemetery and take in the view of Echo Lake and the state park from the Vista. Afterwards, go for a refreshing swim in the lake to cool off. Be aware that admission to the park is charged during the summer season.</span></span></p> &nbsp; <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span id="m_-1270593891480552581gmail-docs-internal-guid-1b7598ac-3cad-5fef-2ca6-848eeee50f39"> <span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> After you&rsquo;ve finished your hike head over to the Green Mountain Sugar House located on Route 100 North for a maple creemee! You don&rsquo;t want to miss this favorite Vermont treat.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> <span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> ~ Alyssa Collins</span></span></p> </div> </div> </blockquote> Fall In VT Lakes Region Okemo Valley Region Vermont Foliage mount holly plymouth vt fitness Okemo Mountain Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:21:49 -0400 Take a Hike! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2017/05/24/take-a-hike/ <p>Ludlow Vermont has a well earned reputation as a popular winter destination, but when the snow melts and the temperatures begin to climb, summer takes hold of the Okemo Valley. We begin to look at other activities this area has to offer. People come to fish, boat, cycle and play golf, but a favorite past time for all is exploring the various hiking trails in the area. There is something for everyone.</p> <p>We are called the Green Mountain State for a reason. Don&#39;t limit your time with us to the winter season alone.</p> <p><strong>Okemo Mountain Hiking</strong></p> <p>Okemo specifically has its own hiking trail network. With easy access from both the base of Okemo and Jackson Gore you will find a couple of ways to get to the top. For the more adventurous, take one of the trails. If a more relaxed pace is what you are looking for there is a 4.5 mile road directly to the summit. Many people find themselves taking the "ski" trails to the top; trading in skis for hiking shoes. Just make sure you are ready for some work!</p> <p>Another popular hiking location is the&nbsp;Healdville&nbsp;Trail which winds to the top of Okemo&#39;s 3,340 foot summit. Almost 6 miles round trip, you will use the better part of your day.&nbsp;&nbsp;Features along the trail include a fire tower and several lookouts, which offer a bird&#39;s eye view of the local ski area.</p> <p>There are a couple of vista points along the way. The first will give you a sweeping view of Mount Holly and the Green Mountain chain. Just past the next clearing where the trail merges with a work road you will find the reconditioned fire tower which is open to hikers. This hike is considered to be one of the best and most rewarding. Your reward is finding yourself above Okemo Mountain&#39;s 3,340 foot summit for a panoramic view of Vermont&#39;s Green Mountains, west to New York&#39;s Adirondacks and east to New Hampshire&#39;s White Mountains.</p> <p>Before we realize it, the idyllic skyline found at the top of Okemo will welcome skiers and snowboarders as they come to make their snowy descents. But for now, come explore our area on any of our beautiful trails.</p> <p>After a long day on the trails, do what the locals do, find a swimming hole and take a dip. Pitch your tent and enjoy a night under the stars.</p> <p>Who knows, after a good night&#39;s rest out in the fresh Vermont air, you may even decide to stay! If so, stop by William Raveis Vermont Properties located across from the Okemo Golf Club. We will show you the best homes in the <a href="http://www.vtprop.com/area-homes/lake-homes/" target="_blank">Lake&#39;s Region</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vtprop.com/area-homes/country-homes/" target="_blank">Okemo Valley</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vtprop.com/area-homes/okemo-mountain-homes/" target="_blank">Okemo Mountain</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5698/blog/hike.jpg" style="float: left; width: 300px; height: 182px;" class="featured"></p> Lakes Region Okemo Valley Region Summer In Ludlow summer in VT summer in Vermont fitness fun in Ludlow Okemo Mountain Wed, 24 May 2017 20:05:33 -0400 What is white and white and white all over? OKEMO! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2017/02/20/what-is-white-and-white-and-white-all-over-okemo/ <p>In the past 17 days we have received almost as much snow as we did all last season. The Mountain is bustling with skiers and riders of all ages. This week there are many other extra activities to enjoy.</p> <p>On Tuesday February 21st get&nbsp;ready for a new way to &ldquo;paint the town&rdquo;? Grab your paint brush and meet your friends at the Jackson Gore Roundhouse for the Paint and Sip event; sponsored by William Raveis Vermont Properties. Don&#39;t worry, no experience necessary - a local artist will instruct you step by step to create an original piece of art while you follow along with a cocktail! At the end of the night you&#39;ll take home your beautiful painting and hopefully a new found talent!&nbsp;They&nbsp;provide everything: paint, canvas, brush and apron.&nbsp;Don&rsquo;t forget to come a little early and grab your drink, after all, it is Paint &amp; Sip!</p> <p>Check out the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/activities/calendar/" target="_blank">events calendar</a> to see the other happenings on the Mountain. If you decide to venture into town, stop by 29 Locust Hill Rd, across from the golf course and say hi.</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5698/blog/paint.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 258px;"></p> Local Events Okemo News Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Winter In Vermont Winter In VT fun in Ludlow Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing snow on okemo Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:25:08 -0500 And Since We've No Place to Go.... https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2016/12/11/and-since-we-ve-no-place-to-go/ <p>Let is snow, let it snow, let is snow&hellip;</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5698/blog/Snow%20Guns.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 130px;"></p> <p>Winter is here! We are expecting a nice little storm tomorrow which should dump several more inches of fresh snow on the Mountain. The snow guns are in overdrive and creating the perfect winter wonderland for Okemo fun. The Okemo snow team has been able to capitalize on the recent cold front that continues to stick around, expanding the open terrain to 8 lifts, 36 trails, with 211 skiable acres. This means that&nbsp;there is terrain for all ability levels including the terrain park on Nor&rsquo;easter and the mogul run over on The Plunge. Open terrain is expected to increase on a daily basis. Keep in mind, you can check out the <u><strong><a href="https://www.okemo.com/mountain-info/conditions-report/" target="_blank">daily ski report</a></strong></u> via our website and even look at the <u><strong><a href="http://www.vtprop.com/area-info/okemo-cams/" target="_blank">four live cams</a></strong></u> at any time to see if it&#39;s snowing on your favorite part of the Mountain.&nbsp;Pack your gear and head to Vermont! We&rsquo;ll see you on Okemo!</p> Okemo News Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Snow Report Winter In Vermont Winter In VT Snow in VT Okemo Mountain okemo skiing snow on okemo Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:12:07 -0500 What has 121 trails - 1,125 guns and a vertical drop of 2,200 feet? Okemo Mountain! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2016/11/27/what-has-121-trails-1-125-guns-and-a-vertical-drop-of-2-200-feet-okemo-mountain/ <p>Yes, the Mountain is officially open and people have begun to arrive in our little&nbsp;town. The real estate market never really took a break this year and we are gearing up for an even busier season than anticipated. Now that we have snow cover on the mountain, &nbsp;we know&nbsp;there is no time to pause and catch our collective breaths.</p> <p>Winter is bearing down on us and we are expecting conditions and cold weather that is perfect&nbsp;for Okemo to take full advantage of their massively upgraded snow making system when needed. With all the massive upgrades over the past year Okemo is now situated to open more terrain earlier&nbsp;in the season and improve their ability to recover more rapidly from unfavorable weather events throughout the season.</p> <p>&nbsp;Be sure to check out the live web cams on the mountain. William Raveis Vermont Properties is excited to be sponsoring the cameras for <a href="http://www.okemo.com/mountain-info/live-cams-jackson-gore/" target="_blank">Jackson Gore</a>, <a href="http://www.okemo.com/mountain-info/live-cams/" target="_blank">The Summit</a>, <a href="https://www.okemo.com/mountain-info/live-cams-summit-orange/">Sunburst Six</a> and <a href="http://www.okemo.com/mountain-info/live-cams-sugarhouse/" target="_blank">Sugar House</a>. What a great way to literally keep your eye on the mountain&#39;s conditions.</p> <p>When you are in town, stop by and say hi. We&rsquo;re easy to find; situated between the entrances to Okemo and Jackson Gore and directly across from the Okemo Golf Club.</p> <p>Grab your winter gear; we&#39;ll see you in Vermont!</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5698/blog/Snow%20Guns.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 130px;"></p> Okemo News Okemo Valley Region Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Winter In Vermont Winter In VT fun in Ludlow Snow in VT Okemo Mountain Sun, 27 Nov 2016 12:31:09 -0500 Winter is Coming ~ There Will Be Snow https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2016/11/06/winter-is-coming-there-will-be-snow/ <p>It&#39;s&nbsp;that time of year again! We&rsquo;ve turned back our clocks and the days are getting shorter and colder. Our thoughts are now turning to Vermont&#39;s favorite time of year. Ski season!</p> <p>We have had some fleeting snow here in the Okemo area and know that in the blink of an eye we can go from a few flakes to a full blown Nor`easter. My grandmother used to say "If you don&#39;t like the weather in Vermont, wait a minute, it will change."</p> <p>According to the Old Farmer&#39;s Almanac, we are anticipating colder temperatures in the Northeast for the 16-17 season and are excited about more snow. But, even if there is a lack of natural snow no need to worry, Okemo&#39;s major snow making upgrades will allow the Okemo Snowmaking Team to step in at a moment&#39;s notice and make the conditions great no matter what Mother Nature has in store. What has changed for this year&rsquo;s forecast? COLD TEMPERATURES. The snow making team can do wonders with the cold weather.</p> <p>We have officially ushered out summer and Old Man Winter is moving in. Brrrrr...The change in the air is noticeable. So put away those summer toys, dust off the winter gear and get ready for what is expected to be an awesome ski season in Vermont.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll see you on the Mountain!</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5698/blog/Snow%20Guns.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 196px;"></p> Okemo News Ski On Okemo Ski Season Ski Season In VT Winter In Vermont Winter In VT Snow in VT Okemo Mountain Sun, 06 Nov 2016 13:11:26 -0500