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Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

“Shop Talk” with Darkside Snowboards Ludlow

Monday, January 9th, 2017

U16/U19 Training/Racing Schedule for 1/7 and 1/8

Friday, January 6th, 2017

The schedule for the U16, U19 program for the weekend of 1/7-1/8 is as follows:

Saturday 1/7 Bromely SL- no training at Okemo. If you did not get into the race there is a Womens FIS SL on Wardance (Saturday and Sunday) with some of the best Female skiers in the country- go check it out!
Sunday 1/8- 8:30am meet at the yurt, train panel SL on Blind Faith. 11:30am Lunch. 12:30- 2:00 Freeski and watch second run of the Ladies FIS.
Enjoy the awesome snow this weekend everyone, the skiing right now is really good

U16/U19 Holiday Week Training Schedule 12/26-1/1

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Hello everyone,we are getting into the real beginning of the season and the skiing is getting better and better. Here is the schedule for the Holiday week. If you haven’t signed up for the VC GS at Okemo on Wednesday 12/28 and wish to race please do. There will be no training that day. There is also a SL at Cochrans on Thursday 12/29 which some of you would have interest in. If you wish to attend that race please sign up now and let us know so we can staff appropriately. There will be training at Okemo that day as the below schedule reflects. Remember the current schedule is always available on the OMARA website as well as some great video interviews created by Bobby Jones and important links so check it out.

Monday 12/26 830 meet at the yurt, train GS on Wardance. 1130 Lunch. 1230-230 GS freeski.
Tuesday 12/27–  830 meet at the yurt, train GS on Wardance. 1130 Lunch. 1230-230 GS freeski.
Wednesday 12/28 VC GS on Wardance, no training.
Thursday 12/29 830 meet at the yurt, train SL on Wardance. 1130 Lunch. 1230-230 SL freeski. OR Cochrans Holiday SL.
Friday 12/30 830 meet at the yurt, train SL on Upper Limelight. 1130 Lunch. 1230-230 SL freeski.
Saturday 12/31 830 meet at the yurt, train GS on Wardance. 1130 Lunch. 1230-230 GS freeski.
Sunday 1/1 OFF Happy New Year!

U16/U19 Weekend Training 12/17 – 12/18

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016


Hope everyone has had a good week.  This weekend we will be skiing on GS boards both Saturday and Sunday, meeting at the yurt at 8:30 as usual.  I am unsure of hill space, but it could happen.

We have yet to ski on GS, so miles will be important regardless.  Those few who have talked with myself, Bobby or Chris H., stick to that program for the weekend.


Ed Macdonald has been kind enough to offer an informal get together at his residence this Saturday from 4-5:30.  I was hopeful opening social two Saturdays ago at Jackson Gore to meet up real quick, but that did not happen.

This is to get those who are new to the 16’s to get to know each other.  Also, stepping up and racing under VARA and not simply the mid Vermont council does pose a few changes.  One of which is you are obligated to sign up your athlete for all races, and they do get a USSA point profile.

Don’t get to caught up on points to much, they just happen while racing.  But if you want to talk about it as a group, respond to Ed and we can meet up as a group!

So in summary,The Macdonalds (Emma) have offered to host an information social at their home this Saturday 12/18 from 4-5:30 p.m.  All U16 Coaches and U16 families, please join us to learn more about our U16 program.   Snacks and beverages will be available.


Please RSVP to Ed Macdonald at [email protected] or 860-335-8201 (cell).


Location:  45 Trailside Road – 2nd House on left after turning onto Trailside Road from West Hill Road in Ludlow,,+Ludlow,+VT+05149/@43.3896049,-72.7262707,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e0354518c81a81:0x506bf705b073fc3!8m2!3d43.389601!4d-72.724082)” 


U/16 – U/19 Training Schedule for the weekend of 12/10 – 12/11

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Hello everyone, we look forward to seeing you this weekend. The weather has been very good and the skiing gets better every day. This weekend is supposed to be pretty chilly so please bring warm clothing. A backpack with some snacks and water that you can bring on the hill is always a good idea as well. The schedule will be as follows:

Saturday 12/10
8:30-11:30: Meet at the yurt. SL train on Buckhorn.
11:30-12:30: Lunch.
12:30-2:30: SL drills and freeski.
Sunday 12/11
8:30-11:30: Meet at the yurt. SL train on Buckhorn.
11:30-12:30: Lunch.
12:30-2:30: SL drills and freeski.
If you have any questions please feel free to text or call. Thanks everyone, see you this weekend!

Meeting time and location for this weekends(12/3-12/4) training for U16/U19

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
Hello all!
Quick Update about the meeting place for group this weekend December 3rd and 4th, this Saturday and Sunday.
We will now be meeting top of the Sachem Chair at 8:30 a.m. so plan accordingly.
The last two days have had good coverage and fun snow wall to wall.  Lets hope that continues.  SL skis is what we are going to rock for the first weekend.
See you all Saturday!

“Shop Talk” with Northern Ski Works’ Tom Favro

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Fall 2016 Sunday Conditioning Days: Training from 12:00pm – 3pm

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Come Workout with Us!!!

Sunday Conditioning Days are FREE to all Okemo and OMS athletes that would like to attend.  Please sned an email to: Charles “Jet” Robbins with your athlete’s name and sessions to be attended to register.  All those that register will be notified of the location as we get closer to the respective date(s).  Please include a telephone contact number as well.

2016 Fall Dates Available:

September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, and October 30

Sunday Conditioning Days are a great way to get a quality workout with an OMS coach and get a good idea of how you have progressed individually and how you stack up to your fellow athletes as you enter the Fall.  Please bring a Water Bottle and wear athletic clothing.


OMS Summer Conditioning Camp Reminder

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
OMS_logo OMS Summer Conditioning Camp Next Week!  There are a few spots still available…Email to Reserve Your Spot Now!
OMS Summer Conditioning Camp:

Session 2: July 11-July 15

This camp will be focused on specific training for skiing and snowboarding with morning conditioning sessions followed by afternoon activities including hiking, mountain biking, running, rock climbing, ropes courses, kayaking, paddle boarding, skate boarding, waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and swimming.


$475 Monday – Friday  or  $100 per day

Please Contact Chris Hurka or Mariel Meringolo

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