Wunderle’s Big Top Adventure Circus will perform at Okemo Mountain Resort’s Ice House at Jackson Gore, Vermont on Sunday July 3. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the one-hour show will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Three of the world’s leading circus performers will take part in the performance. The circus show will feature aerial acts with trapeze and fabric elements, partner acrobatics, and comedy. The performers, including three of the world’s leading circus performers, each have extensive experience with groups including the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey, Circus Smirkus, and Cirque du Soleil.
Okemo’s of the Fourth of July celebration will begin Friday evening, July 1, with a free concert as part of the Gore Outdoor Music Series. On Friday nights throughout the summer season, the lawn in the courtyard at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn is transformed into an outdoor concert venue featuring popular local and regional musicians. Admission to the Jackson Gore Outdoor Music Series is free. Families are welcome and all attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Dining options include fresh-from-the-grill burgers, hot dogs, and pulled pork sandwiches, or full-service dining with an al fresco seating option at Jackson Gore’s Coleman Brook Tavern.
Okemo’s Jackson Gore offers a variety of outdoor adventure. The area’s new Adventure Zone includes The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, a scenic and exhilarating ride through alpine forests and along the contours of the mountain on stainless steel tubular rails. Sled-like cars carry two riders in comfort, but are handled easily by one. Following a 1,600-foot climb, riders descend 375 vertical feet along 3,100 feet of track with enhanced waves, camel backs and banking loops at a speed of up to 25 mph.
The Maples at Okemo Disc Golf Course welcomes players daily from 7 a.m. until sunset. Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc. The object of the game is to complete each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, the fewest number of throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target “hole.” The Maples offers play uniquely inspired by Vermont’s maple sugaring traditions. The tee boxes for each target include an interpretive tour of sugaring history and the process for making maple syrup. Greens fees are $3 per person and disc rentals are available at the Jackson Gore Spring House for $6 (including greens fees) for a set of three discs: driver, mid-range disc and putter.
Also new this summer, Okemo will introduce an 18-hole miniature golf course, trampoline bungee jumping, plus a snack bar and gift shop game arcade at its popular Jackson Gore location.
Okemo is offering two special Fourth of July Weekend lodging packages. “The Fourth, Festival and Fireworks” package includes a three-night stay at The Jackson Gore Inn or a mountainside condo and a three-ride coupon (for each person) for the Timber Ripper, plus access to the Spring House Pool and Fitness Center. Rates start at $68.24 per person, per day, or $545.95 total for a family of four. Okemo’s “Vermont Symphony Package” includes a two-night stay, two tickets to the popular July 3 Vermont Symphony Orchestra performance at Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, a special Vermont gift basket and access to Jackson Gore’s Spring House Pool and Fitness Center, plus additional amenities of the resort. Rates for this July Fourth Weekend escape start at $479 for 2 adults.
More information about Okemo Mountain Resort may be obtained by calling (802) 228-1600 or by visiting www.okemo.com.