Living in the Okemo, Vermont Area

The Okemo region of Vermont is comprised of the communities of Ludlow, Mount Holly, and Shrewsbury.

The Family-Friendly Ski Mountain

Okemo Mountain is considered by many to be one of the top family ski resorts in the United States. The resort is in Ludlow, Vermont, and along with the surrounding towns of Mt Holly and Shrewsbury, you’ll discover a great place to live year-round. 

Exceptional Skiing and Riding

Okemo has a wide variety of terrain and challenges for skiers and snowboarders on over 120 trails, slopes and glades, including one of the steepest drops in the Northeast. The resort has invested heavily in pipe, water and power to give downhill enthusiasts plenty of snow and a world-class experience.  

Three-Season Outdoor Destination with Lots to Do

At Okemo there is something for everyone in every season and you’ll never run out of things to do or see. In the winter you can enjoy fantastic downhill and cross-country skiing. For summer and fall months, you can get out for hiking or mountain biking and great views. If you like being outdoors, then you’ll love everything there is to do here.

Family Fun at Okemo’s Adventure Zone

The family-friendly slopes and hiking trails aren’t the only things you’ll enjoy. There’s also plenty of activities like mini-golf, disc golf, rock climbing walls, and other adventure zone entertainment and activities. You’ll also discover state-of-the-art fitness facilities, saunas, hot tubs, and family swimming pools with slides, splash features, and fountains.

Hit the Links in the Summer

The Okemo Valley Golf Club affords golfers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains while enjoying a par 70, 18-hole, heathland-style championship course. The incredible mountainside views and terrain make these courses an incredible experience every time. 

Plenty of Village Shopping and Dining

Ludlow is a quintessential Vermont ski town with independent, locally owned boutiques and stores available for your shopping pleasure and everyday needs. Plenty of great dining choices as well. Just up the road you can be in the commercial center of Rutland, with all the amenities that big-box and national retail chains provide.

Excellent Public and Private Schools

Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Mount Holly all have outstanding school options for children and teens. 

Area Elementary Schools 

Ludlow Elementary School: An above average, public school located in Ludlow, VT with approximately 120 students in grades PK-6 and a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1.

Mt. Holly School: An above average, public school located in Mount Holly, VT with over 100 students in grades PK-6 and a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1.

Shrewsbury Mountain School: A public school located in Cuttingsville, VT with approximately 80 students in grades PK-6 and a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1.

Private Schools

Okemo Mountain School is a private school located in Ludlow, VT. It has approximately 50 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 3 to 1. 83% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college after graduating.

Area Middle and High Schools 

Black River Middle/High School: A public school located in Ludlow, VT with 150 students in grades 7-12 and a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1.

Mill River Union High School: A public school located in North Clarendon, VT with over 430 students in grades 7-12 and a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1.

Getting Here and There

The Okemo area is one of the easiest resorts to reach because of its proximity Interstate 91, which gets you everywhere in the Northeast you want to go. You also have close access to Vermont Route 7, the main north-south highway on the New York side of Vermont. From there you can also head to US 4 which will take you right to the Northway in New York state.

The region is served by Amtrak trains, with a station in nearby Rutland, VT. The closest regional airport is also in Rutland, where commuters will find the Southern Vermont Regional Airport, with daily flights to Boston and all its connections. Another close by airport is in West Lebanon, NH, which you can get to in under an hour, with daily service to Boston and White Plains, NY. Those who live in the area can also drive to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, arriving in about 2 hours, where flight departures can take you anywhere in the world.

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