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Okemo dining?

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I am going to Okemo with my parents and wife for a few days after newyears and I was hoping that someone can let me know of some good bars and restaurant's to go to? I know okemo is a little boring to ski and flat but our friends lent us there home to use so beggers cant be choosers. Also how are there instructors I need to get my wife a lesson. thanks...
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I am going to Okemo with my parents and wife for a few days after newyears and I was hoping that someone can let me know of some good bars and restaurant's to go to? I know okemo is a little boring to ski and flat but our friends lent us there home to use so beggers cant be choosers. Also how are there instructors I need to get my wife a lesson. thanks...
Tcarey here is a fantastic instructor that posts here, she would be my suggestion, my wife has had her for some clinics.

As far as eats, there is a steak place in town, up on the hill that I had a blackened prime rib at that still makes my mouth water just thinking about it. I forget the name of the place though.
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Hey there!
I think you have made a great choice in coming to Okemo-we may not have the most challlenging terrain but we have huge snowmaking capacities and top notch grooming! There are several choices for dinking and dining depending on what you are looking for.

The Loft-this is the bar near the base lodge on the access road.This place is a real dive.This is where alot of the locals and instructors hang out.It can be kinda roudy but fun.The owner does most of the cooking and the food is great.They serve typical bar food and lots of it!! Burgers,nachos wings etc.

Archie's-bottom of the access road across the street in the strip mall.Has a bit of a sports bar feel and a large dining room. Alot of families go here(there is a small arcade) This is a steakhouse with salad bar,but you can also get burgers and fries.

DJ's-located in Ludlow heading south on 103-Again another steakhouse-a step up from Archies. If it is really crowded the bar is really small and gets really cramped in there.The food is pretty good and has good size servings-steak chicken fish type of place also has a salad bar.

Sams-located on the outskirts of Ludlow heading south.Yet another steakhouse but alot more ambience.The bar is rather nice with couches and soft chairs.They also have a fireplace and sometimes someone playing the piano.Maybe a bit more expensive than the previous two.I used to go here alot-nice place.

Harry's-located on 103 headed north near Mt Holly-this place gets my vote for the more unusual fare.Alot of their food has an Asian twist to it-Has a large menu-not real fancy but fun.

Coleman Brook Tavern-really nice ambience and a nice menu.I have only eaten there once a ways back.Since then I have heard mixed review(located at the base of Jackson Gore)about their food-Just outside the dining room is the lobby of JG which has a nice bar comfortable couches and a really nice fireplace-a good place for a quiet drink.

There are two new Italian restuarants-Panerello's which is right before Sam's(the owner of sams owns this place too)The other is located on 100N but I don't know the name.


As far as the instruction goes............ Okemo holds many training clinics throughout the year and all the pros are urged to attend. We have many L3's along with gobs of L2's many with 20 or so years of teaching experience.We offer a variety of programs for all levels of skiing.If you need some help here feel free to pm me and I will respond promptly! http://okemo.com/okemowinter/learning/index.asp

Hope I was able to help!

Think SNOW!!!

Terry
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The restaurants in Ludlow are reallly not that great, given the presence of a major ski area in town. But of the ones that are there, here's my two cents:

Sam's Steakhouse is better than Archie's.

For good sandwiches, go to Java Babba's at the bottom of the access road.

I like the pizza at the Village Pizza better than any other pizza place in town.

The Hatchery (at the light in town) has a nice breakfast and good sandwiches.

Tcarey is right about DJ's.

The Coleman Brook Tavern (at Jackson Gore) is expensive and not that good.

The Italian restaurant on 100N is called Bella Luna and isn't open yet. But they're making really good progress, so maybe it will be soon.
post #5 of 7
Okemo also had (not sure if its still there) a pretty good coffee shop, pretty close to the bottom of the access road. Personally, I liked Archie's and always stopped at the Loft (great vibe, good people, cold beer, what more do you need) and it actually felt fairly family oriented for apres with kids.

In terms of terrain, I have to agree, I always felt it was fairly limited, but the glades, if open, can be some great skiing. Nice and open and just fun to ski.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone so much for all of the info, I have not been to Okemo in 15 years and I appreciate the help.

tcarey= I am going to PM you about a private lesson for my wife.

Thanks Again
post #7 of 7
Got to navigate to East/New England and then Okemo, but this site has some info on new stuff at Okemo including new on-mtn dining options:
http://www.skiernews.com/SKIERNEWS-NEWENGFAV2006-07.htm
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