For the past five seasons, Mt. Sunapee has been bustling. The owners of Okemo, Vt., who were selected as caretakers of the state-owned day area, have invested $13 million, cutting new trails, adding lifts, building a new lodge and terrain park and increasing snowmaking.
SKI readers have spoken: For the first time in 14 years of our Resort Survey, neither Vail nor Whistler sits atop the standings. Hail Deer Valley, the new No. 1. Check out where your favorite resort finished.
Ever felt as though family-operated resorts are an anomaly today? Then visit Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vt. Lovingly run by the Mueller family, Okemo continues to wow skiers looking for great conditions, top service and fun.
Okemo needs another snowcat like Microsoft needs more market-share. So the resort went out and bought three more this year. That won't bother survey respondents, who rate Okemo No. 3 in North America in Grooming.