Okemo Mountain in southern Vermont is among the top hiking and skiing destinations in the Northeast. Featuring world class views stretching for miles and some of the best powder you will carve in your lifetime, Okemo Mountain is a must have on any enthusiast’s list.
With expansive views of the Black River Valley from the 3,340-foot summit, the Okemo Mountain features an extensive trail network, which features the Healdville Trail. The trail is 5.9 miles round trip and is a fantastic intermediate option. It is complete with many lookout vistas and fire towers, allowing you to break up your hike and take it all in.
The gradual trail ascent on Okemo Mountain features amazing views of Mt Holly and the Green Mountain chain. It is a much wooded hike with a lot of shade and brooks along the way with a well-balanced interval of inclines and plateaus. The hiking features very little rock and is great for anyone seeking a leisurely day trip with breathtaking views.
Thinking about making it a winter trip? You won’t regret it. That’s because in 2013, Okemo Mountain was ranked SKI Magazine named Okemo Mountain Resort one of the top resorts in the East; 13 overall and fourth in the East for Family Programming, On-mountain Food and Weather while the Mountain ranked 5th place for grooming. In 2011, Forbes also ranked it 5th in “10 Best Ski Resorts for Families.”
If you are into more low key activity and prefer to relax and take it easy, the region is still rich in things for you to partake. That’s because the Okemo State Park area not only offers world-class skiing and hiking, it also features such activity options as horseback riding, swimming and fishing. There is something for everyone in one of southern Vermont’s finest vacation destination.