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Hopefuls 2/18 – 2/25

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

We got some really great snow this past week and the skiing is going to be fantastic for the upcoming vacation week. The Hopefuls will be training on Saturday, 2/18, Tuesday, 2/21, and Saturday, 2/25. We’ll meet in front of the Sugar House at 9 and return there at 11, after lunch we’ll meet again at 12 and ski until 2 each day.

The race schedule for the rest of the season is Saturday, 2/25 on Bull Run and Saturday, 3/25 on War Dance. The final race will be combined with the end of season OMARA awards and BBQ including parents vs kids racing.

This Saturday evening is the OMS Winter Festival which features a great silent auction and a sampling of foods and drinks from local establishments. OMS is celebrating its 25th year so please come out and join the celebration at Willie Dunn’s from 7 – 10 pm.

Race results from Saturday’s race will be posted on the Okemo Competition Center facebook page later today.

Hopefuls 2016-2017

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Hopefuls Program. It was great to see many returning athletes and lots of new athletes this weekend! We are looking forward to a great winter skiing with your children.

The Hopefuls teams always start and finish at the Sugar House. Our training schedule is every Saturday, skiing from 9-11 and 12-2. Your child should meet with the same group of coaches each week. Please have your children dress warmly for all weather conditions, unless it’s bitter cold we try not to go inside during the two hour training sessions. We’ll be skiing all terrain on the mountain, periodically training some stubbies and brushes on Wardance, and getting some time training on the NASTAR course. We will also have five races during the season, schedule will be posted in the next couple of weeks.

Training days from now until the end of December are as follows: Saturday, 12/17, Tuesday, 12/27, Thursday, 12/29 and Saturday, 12/31. No training on Saturday, 12/24.

Looking forward to seeing everyone out on the hill soon!


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

2015-2016 Post -Season Achievements – Congratulations to all our Okemo Snowsport Athletes!

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
OMARA Awards:

Bud McKeon – Carver Provance
George Watts Award – Isabella de Buy Wenniger
Frank Provance Award – Chris Green
Kevin Pearce Perseverance Award – Chris Savage


USASA Nationals
Tommy Okesson
Sumner Orr
Max Landon
Nate Marguiles
Julianne Tonkel
Livvie Jennings
Otto Lichtensteiger
Olwen Lavrich
Margie Black
Pete Tonkel
Connor Shea
Joey Okesson
Ally Nadolecka
Portia Desimone
Maggie Hall
Anna Valentine
Ali Hsueh
Henry HallFreestyle:
USASA Nationals
Connie Brogden – Bronze Superpipe, 1st overall Combined Women’s 13-15 age group
Liam Brogden – Bronze Superpipe
Finbar Ford
Jace Provance – Gold in Skiercross
Chris GreenUSSA Junior Freeskiing Nationals
Connie Brogden
Mogul Skier Of The Year – Jack Schlamkowitz
Mogul Skier Of The Year – Madison Peters
Most Improved Mogul Skier – Eric Heitsmith
Most Improved Mogul Skier – Jessica Schlamkowitz
Most Improved Freeride Skier – Tyler Zengo
Freeride Skier Of The Year – Jack Murphy


Congratulations to all our Hopefuls!
U10 Awards
MVP – Abby Kelleher
MVP – Ben Chute
Most Improved – Blake Nelson
Rookie of the Year – Johnathan Lisi
Coaches’ Award – Bridget Waters
Sportsmanship – Hope Schoudel
U12 Piche’s Team
Julianna Lisi
Reilly Shea
Merina Visnic
Nina Garbarino
Josh Rosenberg
Ryan Thomson
Chris Amato
John Kelleher
U12 Awards
MVP – Merina Visnic
MVP – Josh Rosenberg
Most Improved – Sarah Chute
Rookie of the Year – Nina Garbarino
Coaches’ Award – Christian Carretero
Sportsmanship – Julia Bragg
U14 VT State Championships

Drew Visnic
Brennan Hynes
Seth Tobin
Cameron Washburn
Katherine Killian
Ava Comey
Samantha Burton
Emma Nelson
Emma Laurion
Alexandra Hoffman
Caitlin Slaminko
Emma MacDonald
Erin Kelleher
U14 Easterns
Samantha Burton
Katie Killian
Ava Comey
U14 Can-Ams
Katie Killian
U14 Awards
MVP – Emma Laurion, Seth Tobin
Most Improved – Lindsey Filoon
Coaches’ Award – Caitlin Slaminko, Rocco Coschigano

U16 Finals

Jillian Mirabile
U16 Eastern Champs
Honor Brogden
Carolina de Buy Wenniger
Carver Provance
Jack Shea
U16 Awards
Coaches Award Men’s – Noah Coppola
Coaches Award Women’s – Jillian Mirabile
Most Improved Men’s – Jonah Tobin
Most Improved Women’s – Daly Hynes

U19 Vermont Cup (Overall podium sweep):

Elise Michaels (1st)
Kristina Bonnet (2nd)
Isabella de Buy Wenniger (3rd)
U19 Finals
Kristina Bonnet 3rd GS
Kristina Bonnet and Elise Michaels tied for 2nd SL
Morgan Dawkins 1st SL
Eastern FIS Finals
Kristina Bonnet
U19 Awards
Outstanding Women’s – Lydia Hill
Outstanding Men’s – Morgan Dawkins
Most Improved – Jackson Baker
PG Awards
Most Improved Men’s – Gregory Brew
Coaches’ Award Men’s – Florin Castor
Most Improved  Women’s – Halley Goodrich
Coaches’ Award Women’s – Ciara Murphy

Hopefuls Finals Saturday, 3/19

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Hi Everyone,

We will have our final Hopeful race this Saturday, 3/19, YAY! We’ll meet our teams at 9 am in front of the Sugar House, go to Wardance to inspect the course and the race will start at 10 am. Pizza party and awards to follow the race around 12:15 by the Yurt.

See you all on Saturday!

Pam and Jim


Hopefuls Saturday, 3/5

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Hi Everyone,

We will not be able to have our race this Saturday due to the rail jam. We’ll be training on our regular schedule the next two Saturdays, 3/5 and  3/12.

Our final race will take place on Saturday, 3/19, followed by a pizza party at the yurt.

See you all out on the hill!



Hopefuls training 2/6 and beyond

Monday, February 1st, 2016

We’ve got our schedule set for the upcoming weeks of February. This weekend, 2/6, we’ll be training on Saturday. Our schedule for the holiday week is as follows:

Saturday, 2/13, training 9-11 and 12-2

Sunday, 2/14, morning race at 10 am (meet at Sugar House at 9 am), then training 12-2.

Tuesday, 2/16, training 9-11 and 12-2

Thursday, 2/18, training 9-11 and 12-2

Saturday, 2/20, morning race at 10 am (meet at Sugar House at 9 am), then training 12-2.

We’ll also race on 3/5 and finals will be on 3/19 on Wardance followed by a pizza party.

Mark your calendars for the OMS Winter Festival which will take place on Saturday, 2/13, at Willie Dunns at the Okemo Valley Golf Club. This is a fun-filled night of music and dancing, local food and a great silent auction. This is a major fundraiser for OMS so please try to join us for a fun evening with friends.

See you all on Saturday!

Pam, Jim and the Hopeful Coaches




Sixth Annual Okemo Mountain School Winter Festival: Saturday, February 13th

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Dear Friends of Okemo Mountain School,

I wanted to take a moment to invite you all to the Sixth Annual Okemo Mountain School Winter Festival onSaturday, February 13th, 2016 from 7 – 10 pm at Willie Dunn’s at the Okemo Valley Golf Club. There will be a great sampling of wines and beers, as well as hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants.  We will have great silent auction items up for grabs and, new this year, the DJ will be playing dancing music to add to the fun!
It is a casual evening meant for mingling with friends, old and new, and enjoying great food and drink. Tickets are $20 in advance (available at OMS, Okemo Guest Services and Administration, and the Wine and Cheese Depot) or $25 at the door and include the wine and beer tasting.   We will also have wine and beer available for purchase.  Bring a friend (or ten!). This event is most appropriate for adults only. Hope to see you all there!
Also, please consider further supporting OMS through our accompanying Winter Festival Fundraising Campaign. See the attached donation form for more details and contact me if you have any questions. You can also click here to donate ONLINE.  Okemo Mountain School is a 501(c)3 and donations are tax deductible.  A donation in any amount is greatly appreciated and makes a great impact!
I hope to see you all on February 13th!
With warm regards,
Winter Fest

Hopefuls Weekend 1/16 & 1/17

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

We’ve gotten some new snow this week and Okemo has been busy making more and more snow on the mountain so it’s looking like a great weekend. We’ll be training both Saturday and Sunday meeting at the Sugar House at 9 am,, ski until 11 am then ski again from 12-2.

Just a quick reminder to have your children go to the bathroom before our meeting times so we can avoid emergency stops during our sessions. Also, make sure the kids are dressed warmly, send along hand warmers, neck warmers etc. It is often more windy and cold at the top of the mountain than down at the Sugar House.

Thanks for letting us ski with your children and we look forward to seeing everyone out on the hill.

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