Okemo Opens Thursday, November 8th and Agrees To Help Out Sandy Victims

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 6, 2012 11:49 am

Okemo Mountain

Get ready local Vermonters as yet another ski resort is opening soon! Okemo Mountain Resort is getting ready to open in TWO DAYS, Thursday, November 8th–over a week ahead of schedule!

Okemo will offer upper-mountain terrain for advanced skiers and riders beginning at 9am on Thursday, November 8. Two lifts will serve four trails: Buckhorn, Count Down, Upper World Cup and Drop Off. Two lifts will also be running: Northstar Express and Glades Peak Quad. Guests will be shuttled to the base of the Northstar Express and will access the snow by riding up the Northstar Express and skiing down to the Glades Peak lift. When guests are finished skiing, they will head down via the Northstar Express. 

Opening day lift ticket rates will be $39 for adults, $34 for young adults (13-18) and seniors (65-69), $27 for juniors (7-12) and super seniors (70+).

With the memory of Tropical Storm Irene still fresh in their minds, Vermonters are especially empathetic to their southern neighbors who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In an effort to assist those friends and neighbors, Okemo Mountain Resort presented The American Red Cross with a $10,000 donation directed toward storm-victim recovery. In addition, Okemo is extending a donation challenge to its loyal skiers and riders over Thanksgiving Weekend. At a time when American families are reflecting on the things they are most thankful for, Okemo will reward generosity directed toward those less-fortunate families affected by Hurricane Sandy. The first 1,000 people who place a donation of at least $50, on Friday, November 23 through Sunday, November 25, will receive one complimentary one-day adult lift ticket valid for redemption Monday through Friday, non-holiday, during the 2012/13 winter season. Complimentary tickets will be limited to one ticket per donation.

Okemo will also be assisting those affected directly by the storm by offering 30 percent off lodging accommodations at Okemo Mountain Resort through November 21.

Okemo continues to support local families in need as well. On Saturday, December 15, Okemo Mountain Resort will host its annual Cares and Shares Food Drive. When skiers and snowboarders donate at least five non-perishable food items, a new child’s toy or new clothing item, their kindness will be rewarded with a discounted day of skiing and riding at Okemo that same day. Okemo Mountain Ambassadors will be accepting donations in the Clock Tower base area and Jackson Gore base area between 7am and 1pm. Volunteers from the Black River Good Neighbor Services Christmas Basket Program will help distribute the donated items to needy families in time for the holidays. In addition to gathering donations for the Cares and Shares Food Drive, Okemo is donating 100 frozen turkeys to be included in the holiday food baskets.