OKEMO MOUNTAIN RESORT 601 skiable acres; 2,200 vertical feet; 113 runs; 200 annual inches; nine quads (five high-speed), three triples, six surface lifts. Weekend/holiday tickets: $65.
LODGING Slopeside is the Okemo way, whether it's a trailside condo ($133—$1,134) or a room in the new Jackson Gore Inn ($64—$123 per person); 800-786-5366. In the village, the Governor's Inn is a handsome mansion; $119—$329 per room; 800-468-3766. For something truly different, try The Castle (the name says it all); $149—$349 per room; 802-226-7361.
DINING For special nights, try the four-star Castle dining room; 802-226-7361. In town, Capuccino's (802-228-7566) has a bistro feel, and the eclectic fare at Nikki's (802-228-7797) is also popular. Locals love chef-owned Harry's Café (802-259-2996) for Thai-tinged fusion. Got kids? Try Archie's (802-228-3003) or DJ's (802-228-5374).
APRÈS-SKI It's a family resort, but at the main base, the Sitting Bull is usually plenty lively for a couple of hours. In town, Christopher's and Sam's also draw crowds.
DON'T MISS Singleton's Market in Proctorsville: a working country store, where artisanal chèvre shares the shelves with shotgun shells and Carhartt work clothes.
GETTING THERE From Boston (2 3/4 hours): I-93 to I-89 in Concord, N.H. At Exit 9, take Route 103 west into Vermont, then 131 West and 103 north to Ludlow.
From New York City (4 1/2 hours): I-95 north to New Haven, Conn., then I-91 north to Vermont Exit 6, then 103 north to Ludlow.
INFORMATION 802-228-4041; 800-786-5366 (lodging); firstname.lastname@example.org; okemo.com