Rising above the village of Ludlow, in south-central Vermont, Okemo Mountain Resort is a family-owned, four-season, outdoor enthusiast’s playground. Originally, a small community-run ski hill, Okemo began to blossom when, in 1982, Tim and Diane Mueller purchased the ski area and transformed it into the popular, world-class resort that it is today. The Muellers also own Crested Butte Mountain Resort, in Colo., and they operate state-owned Mount Sunapee Resort, in N.H.ActivitiesSnowboarding: Okemo has the laser-guided-cut Ross Powers Superpipe, and five parks: The Dew Zone Jib Park, SoBe Super Park, Tomahawk FamilyCross Park, Hot Dog Hill Terrain Park, and Inn Bound Park.Cross Country Profile: Twenty-six kilometers of cross country and touring trails. 10k of showshoe trails and 20k of skating lanes. Instruction and rentals. All available less than a mile from resort.LodgingIn 1961, Okemo Mountain Resort was one of the first ski areas to develop ski in/ski out slopeside lodging and now offers one of the largest inventories of mountainside accommodations in the East.Winter RecreationFitness center, video arcade, cross country skiing and touring, snowshoeing, ice skating, sleigh riding, snowboard park and half pipe, dula race area, NASTAR, and terrain park.