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Where to stay slopeside in Okemo?

post #1 of 16
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I'm planning a trip to Okemo in February with a group of friends. We'd like to stay slopeside (ski in/out) or at least walking distance from a trail/lift.
I've checked okemo.com for lodging info and googled for other options also, but I'd like suggestions from people who stayed in the properties in the mountain, how they compare to each other and also any suggestions on where I can find a good deal (e.g. local realtor or website).

Thanks!
post #2 of 16
Solitude!

Terry
post #3 of 16
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Solitude!

Terry
Yup. We had an awesome condo at Solitude.
post #4 of 16
Third one's the charm: Solitude.
post #5 of 16
The newer condos are nicer. Solitude is one of them and Jackson Gore is the other. Both are pricey but very nice. I know JG has an outdoor heated pool and I think Solitude does as well.

Bring your $$$$$.
post #6 of 16
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...any suggestions on where I can find a good deal (e.g. local realtor or website).
Solitude condos are beautiful, but I don't think you'll find any good deals at $$$$olitude.

For something decent, but more affordable, there are some decent ski-in/out condos at Winterplace, Ledgewood and Kettlebrook.
post #7 of 16
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Is Okemo Village any good?

I see that the best option is Solitude, but I may end up needing a 4 bedroom. Are the Okemo Village condos any good?
Okemo reservations told me the condo is 200 yds from the lift - does that sound correct for Okemo Village? Is it an easy walk?

thanks!
post #8 of 16
go to a real mtn with sick terrain and cheap to stay right on the mtn....JayPeak VT the best snow,terrain,glades in the east.!
post #9 of 16
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Indatreez...

As an intermediate skier, I don't care about black diamonds or glades.
Also, several members of my party are first time skiers.
Besides, I would only consider Jay Peak if it wasn't another 200 miles further north.
Not crazy about driving 9 hours. I'd rather catch a plane and go to a real mountain in the west.
post #10 of 16
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I see that the best option is Solitude, but I may end up needing a 4 bedroom. Are the Okemo Village condos any good?
Okemo reservations told me the condo is 200 yds from the lift - does that sound correct for Okemo Village? Is it an easy walk?

thanks!
If those are the ones right at the base lodge, I'd recommend against them. I've never seen them from the inside, but from the outside they look pretty old and tired. Plus they're really in the thick of things, so my guess is they're pretty noisy. There are some other condos at the top of the lower lifts that look better; I think they're called Winterplace. I've never stayed in any condos there, so I may be all wet. Just my impressions.
post #11 of 16
where are you coming from..hometown? jaypeak has great intermediate trails and green/blue glades.. okemo is weak and flat but if that what you guys wanna do then go for it.
maybe killi,sugurbush,stowe
post #12 of 16
Yes, you could probably throw a rock from any of the Okemo Village condos and hit one of the chairlifts, if that is important to you. However, the same could be said for Solitude. or Jackson Gore.
I would follow the advice of others, particularly Phil, on choosing Solitude. As for Okemo Village on a weekend........for what they charge, I'd try someplace else (Altho the rooms themselves are nice enough). As for Jackson Gore, there's still a lot of construction going on there; but it's their showcase for their particular brand of customer service. It should be quite impressive when it's finished.
post #13 of 16
We stayed at Solitude Village, our unit was right at the top of the Line Drive lift. It was perfect, we had the end unit and we skied right out our door. We had first chair every single morning on the Solitude Express. On the day that I quit early, I pulled out a lawn chair, had a scotch and a cigar and sat by where the lift onloaded to great all the people using that chair.
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Indatreez, I'm in central NJ and Google Maps tells me Jay Peak is 460 miles / 9 hours away, compared to 5 hours to Killington (I've been there once and liked it a lot).
post #15 of 16
Hey, go where feels best for you. As an intermediate skier, you're going to love Okemo. No, it doesn't have chutes and gnarly rocks to launch yourself off of. But it's a lot of fun (it's my home mountain). You'll have a good time.
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Hey, go where feels best for you. As an intermediate skier, you're going to love Okemo. No, it doesn't have chutes and gnarly rocks to launch yourself off of. But it's a lot of fun (it's my home mountain). You'll have a good time.
Actually it has some of the best terrain parks/halfpipes in the East, so plenty of stuff to launch off of. Concur that jalexc should not be dissuaded. Okemo hits sweet spot for skill level of group jalexc wants to bring there.
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