Weekend Update; MLK Edition

Hello OMARA Families,

Here’s a snapshot of information that you might find of interest on this holiday weekend.

See you on the slopes,

BH –

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

Saturday, 1/18

Ski with the Clif Bar Crew
Clif Bar will at Okemo on Saturday distributing their great tasting, organic, performance nutrition bars. Make sure you snag a Clif Bar for the extra energy you will need to shred the slopes.

Full Moon Hike, 7.30 pm, Jackson Gore Fire Pit
Snowshoe hike under the Full Moon! End up at the fire pit in Jackson Gore to roast marshmallows and tell ghost stories! Event is free if you have your own snowshoes. Rentals on hand if you don’t.($10)

Snickers Shakin’ Skate , 6-9 pm at the Ice House, Jackson Gore
An evening of ice skating with a live DJ, games, and fun for the whole family in Okemo’s Ice House skating pavilion at Jackson Gore. Admission fee is $10. Skate rentals are available.

Sunday, 1/19
Fireworks Spectacular, , 7.30 pm,  Main Mountain
Pyrotechnics show starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Okemo Clocktower Base area. Or join the Snowshoe tour, meeting in the rentals department at 6 p.m. and make a short climb up the mountain to the bonfire and watch the fireworks boom overhead while roasting marshmallows.

PHAT Day,  10 am – 1 pm,  A/B Quads
Celebrate helmets with the PHAT Campaign (Protect Your Head at All Times). There will be helmet giveaways, stickers, and safety information in front of the Sitting Bull Restaurant, near the A/B Quads.

Saturday,  1/18

Hopefuls Race on Nastar.
Come out and watch our finest young athletes in the second event on this season’s circuit.

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

Maybe some snow on Saturday?   Take a look.


Temps and humidity allowed for Thursday eve snowmaking on Count Down, Upper Arrow, Lower Arrow, Upper World Cup, Sapphire, Route 103, Fairway, Lower Mt Road.  More snowmaking expected on Friday. For the weekend, goal is to resurface as much terrain as possible and make additional snow, when viable.

And staying in tune?
As always, please consult with our local shops.  (For me, with mid-range humidity and temps in the upper 20s – low 30s, I’m feeling in the mood for red or violet.)

The Amp Energy Superpipe will be opening on Saturday.  Okemo will be the home to the only Superpipe on the East Coast.   Also, Okemo remains atop the leader board with the most open acreage in the East.  As of this writing, 81 trails/14 lifts.

A reminder, lifts will open at 8 am on Monday.

As always, Hit Me with Your Best Shot .    Send your best pics and film of meaningful events on the snow;    [email protected]


Friday, 1/17

7:00 pm, Perkinsville, VT
Live Music – Erik Boedtker at The Inn at Weathersfield

8:00 pm, Chester, VT
Live Music at the Fullerton Inn – Matt Meserve – Pianist

Saturday, 1/18
10:00 am, Woodstock, VT
Sleigh Ride Weekend at Billings Farm and Museum 2014

10:00 am, Quechee, VT
5th Annual Winter Wildlife Celebration at VINS

2:00 pm, Ludlow, VT
Jewel Brook Condominium Preview Event



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