What to do in Okemo State Forest

Leased to a private ski resort, Okemo State Forest offers an opportunity to ski and snowboard within the beautiful 5,770 acre Okemo State Forest. Views of Ludlow Mountain and Okemo Mountain are enjoyed throughout the Forest. A small primitive campground is offered. A variety of trails varying in difficulty are available. Equipment rental and ski instruction on-site.

Okemo State Forest is leased to a private ski resort offering downhill skiing, snowboarding, instruction and rental. Eighty-three trails include 30% beginner, 50% intermediate and 20% expert. Total vertical drop is 2,150 feet.

Downhill skiing, snowboarding, equipment rental and ski instruction are offered at Okemo State Forest. A small parcel of land is set aside for primitive camping. Lake Rescue, Lake Ninevah and Echo Lake are nearby fishing opportunities. Also Camp Plymouth State Park is minutes away offering boating, fishing, hiking, playground, camping and more.

From Ludlow take SRs 103/100 north a very short distance and turn left on Okemo Mountain Road.

Winter daytime temperatures average between 16 and 18 degrees Fahrenheit (between -9 and -8 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average between 68 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 and 21 Celsius). Much of the state's precipitation is the result of snow, particularly throughout the mountains. The Heart of Vermont Travel Region has diverse precipitation totals ranging from 40 to 44 inches (102 and 112 centimeters) in the center area of the region decreasing to less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the state lines of New York and New Hampshire.

103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-0601

Phone: 802-241-3670

Fax: 802-244-1481

Email: parks@fpr.anr.state.vt.us
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