Some sweet Valentine’s Day ski treats

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 23, 2010 12:39 pm

                                                                  SWEET TREATS AHEAD FOR OKEMO VALENTINES

LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain Resort will be one sweet treat for Valentines on Feb. 14.  Okemo will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Sweetheart Scavenger Hunt, a Find-the-Liftie-with-a-Heart contest, a unique, romantic dining adventure and a fireworks display.

Ten red hearts will be hidden along ski trails throughout the resort on Valentine’s Day. When a skier or rider finds a heart and takes it to Okemo’s Learning Center Desk at the Okemo Clock Tower Base Area, they will win a prize package with confections provided by M&M Mars.

Because Okemo loves its lifties, otherwise known as lift attendants, the resort wants skiers and riders to recognize that the hearty men and women who keep chairlifts running smoothly and safely, have a lot of love for resort guests. On Valentine’s Day, one of Okemo’s lifties will be wearing a bright red heart on his/her uniform. Skiers and riders who report the name of the lovable liftie to the Okemo Clock Tower Base Area Ski + Ride School desk, will win a sweet Valentine treat.

Hopeless romantics who long to gaze into each other’s eyes over a candlelit dinner can enjoy the ultimate adventure in dining with Okemo’s Snowcat Dining Experience. Diners board a special snowcat coach for an on-mountain tour prior to enjoying a chef-prepared five-course dinner at Epic, Okemo’s eclectic eatery that is a favorite lunch stop for skiers and riders. Reservations are limited to 30 people with three seatings of ten people each. A prix fixe of $125 per person does not include tax or gratuity. Chef Craig Cornell’s menu is posted online. Call (802) 228-1600 for reservations.

What would a day of romance be without fireworks? Okemo lights the night sky with a spectacular pyrotechnics show starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Okemo Clock Tower base area. For a bird’s eye view of the show, Okemo will offer a free guided snowshoe tour departing the base area at 7 p.m. Snowshoe rentals are available for $15 and reservations for the tour are required. Call (802) 228-1558.

The fireworks show follows a torchlight parade of skiers and riders traversing a mountain trail to the base area. Children can participate in a Light Parade of their own on the slope next to the F-10 Carpet. Glow-stick lights will be provided. To participate, children must be age 4 to 14 and must be a level 4 or better. The fee is $15 and participants will meet in the Clock Tower Base Area SnowStars Center at 6:30 p.m. for check in and group activities prior to the light parade.

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