Originally Posted by snofun3
Have you been there?
Let's see, we can start with the lift layout that takes EVERYONE right through the bunny area, providing a wonderful opportunity to get taken out by someone who's trying to learn and has no control, then up to the main hill, where every trail looks and feels identical (and is about 2-3 levels of difficulty overrated), then make sure you keep your speed up, as every trail has a LOOOONNNNGGGG and flat run out to get to the lifts again, and on and on and on.
I had some free passes last year. My 14-16 year olds refused to go. Rather stay home than be bored all day.
I actually grew up skiing there so every time I go, I get this sentimental feeling. SO it's probably that I'm biased. But there are a few things that I like about okemo. I actually like the layout--I don't mind dodging people--it's actually kinda fun. My favorite trail is Sel's Choice, which usually has machine-made moguls--completely symmetric all the way down. It's an awesome way to practice new techniques. And at the bottom of that trail, it goes right into a terrain park--so that's an awesome run to make loops on. The other trail I like, for some reason, is exhibition. It's not the steepest trail, but something about it is just really enjoyable for me--there's a steep drop in the beginning so you have plenty of speed to do some hero skiing the rest of the way down. Plus, it's great on their special demo day when you can ski that run 10 times, each time with a different pair of skis--all for free.