Weekend Update 3/15; Fresh Snow and a Party !

Hello OMARA Families,

Here’s the latest snapshot of information that you might find of interest.

See you on the slopes,

BH –

(actually, a few of us will be seeing each other on the slopes of Okemo’s western sibling,  Crested Butte.  We’ll have an update shortly.  For everyone else, enjoy the outstanding conditions here in VT.)

– OMARA / USSA National Club Day
Video of the event continues to be broadcast on Ludlow Community Public TV (LCPTV), channel 8. Click here for the channel 8 program schedule and link to the video.
A weblink is also available via the Okemo website and Okemo YouTube channel;

Click here for a front-page story along with Donald Dill photos from the Vermont Journal.

– OMARA Membership Books and our new co-branded OMARA / Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Membership Cards are available from Christy Danforth.  Christy can be reached at [email protected].   The list of member benefits for OVRCC is available at the OVRCC website


Friday, March 14: Sugar Daze Concert Series presented by Jeep, Kip Winger
Kip Winger, from the multi-platinum rock-band Winger, will play a solo acoustic set in the Sitting Bull Lounge with Pete Kilpatrick opening. Free. 3 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 15
Sugar Daze Concert Series presented by Jeep, Matisyahu
This is the final act and finale of the Sugar Daze Concert Series. Artists will be local band Gypsy Reel. Second up will be the Pete Kilpatrick Band.   The headline act will be Matisyahu. Since first emerging on the international stage in 2005, Matisyahu has established a reputation for high energy live sets featuring his eclectic style of stripped down roots reggae with hints of hip hop and pop. Free. Jackson Gore, 3 p.m.

Okemo is offering a limited number of VIP Tickets for guests to tap into the sweet sounds of Sugar Daze. VIP tickets include VIP concert entry credentials; access to an exclusive, heated tent; VIP-only front-row viewing area; appetizers, beer and cocktails. VIP Tickets may be purchased online in advance.

Stonyfield Yogurt will be at Okemo
Look for the Stonyfield Tent at the Okemo Clocktower Base area and the Jackson Gore Base area for your sample!

Other upcoming events
Sunday, March 23: Bumps & Bamboo presented by Rockstar Energy


Saturday, March 15

  • Hopefuls End of Year Race and celebration on Wardance.
  • Ski testing on Wardance.
    Here’s a great opportunity to meet with representatives to discuss and test next year’s junior race equipment.

Sunday, March 16

  • OMARA / Okemo Competition Center Fun Day on Wardance
    All groups to meet at usual times (see age-specific blogs).
    A duals course will be set up for parent/child races beginning at 10 am.  OMARA-member barbeque and year-end Competition Center awards to follow, around noon.  Congratulations to all on a great year and enjoy the day.  But remember, there is plenty of great skiing still ahead.

Training on Wardance, in the park and other venues across the mountain. Check the blog for discipline and age-group details; go2omara.com

This coming week, Okemo will be hosting another premier event and volunteers are needed. No specific event experience is required.  Please lend your support to the program and get a chance to see some of the best competitors in action.  Contact Eric Evans at [email protected]

Monday, 3/17 through Wednesday, 3/19 – USSA Masters Nationals DH
Thursday, 3/20 – USSA Masters Nationals SG
Friday, 3/21 and Saturday, 3/22 – USSA Masters Nationals GS/SL

  By the weekend, brighter skies and temps in the 20s-30s are anticipated.  Click the link (above, in blue) for an up-to-date view.

All 120 trails are open, with the base ranging from 24”-40”.  Another 7”-10” of fresh snow delivered between Wednesday and  Thursday morn. Temperatures dropped considerably from Tuesday’s heat spell – but warmer temps and blue skies should again be on tap for the weekend.

 And staying in tune?
 As always, please consult with our local shops.  For me, with fresh snow and the radical fluctuations in temperatures, wax selection will range from blue on up to red.

OVRCC Calendar
March 14th
Sugar Daze Concert Series- Kip Winger Ludlow,  3 pm
Celebrating Wines of Tuscany & Bordeaux – Wine Pairing Dinner Chester,  6 pm 

Dave Clark at The Inn at Weathersfield, Perkinsville,  7 pm

March 15, 2014
24 Hours of Stratton 2014 Stratton,  12 pm
Sugar on Snow at The Vermont Country Stores 12 pm
Divergent Book Discussion, Ludlow, 1 pm
4th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series, Woodstock, 3 pm

March 16th
St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Fiddle and Country Music Concert, Peru, 4.30 pm

March 17th
The Killarney St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Shamrock Scavenger Hunt and Après-ski Party


OMARA is pleased to celebrate more than twenty years of service to the athletes, families and coaches of Okemo Snow Sport Competition Programs.  Please visit go2omara.com

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