Friday, June 22, 2007

Quick JG Photo Update

Lots of questions lately on progress at Jackson Gore.

I threw together a quick photo gallery with the shots I took late last week, enjoy!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Sound of Music

Vermont is just beautiful right now. The temperatures are stuck in the mid 70's, there is a nice breeze, and everything around is so green! The operations crews here at Okemo have been busy this spring, planting new trees, grass, flowers, and making Okemo look amazing. This has led to the success of the Jackson Gore Music Series. We've had a great crowd every Friday night. Spiritual Rez got the crowd on their feet dancing to the reggae/funk beats from Boston, and last week The Jumpoff performed on a perfect evening in the courtyard. The word is spreading and the few hundred people who show up each week are really enjoying the live music.

Tomorrow we've got The Chris Kleeman Band. Chris is, to put it bluntly, amazing. You can listen to some of his music at or on his website. In the winter when Chris isn't playing here for our apres ski parties you'll find him on the slopes running the Inn Keepers races - so Chris knows his way around the mountain. Join me, and the two hundred others who have found the best live music in Vermont each Friday night, and get outside to enjoy some of this fantastic weather. I think I might just have to go eat lunch at Willie Dunn's over at the golf course.... tasty and the best view around!

p.s. - feel free to have your high school sitter bring the kids to the concerts! The kids will have a blast, and the parents can enjoy some great food and a beer from the BBQ. It will help them to have that memorable summer that will be stuck in their minds forever.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

If it Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

Sometimes change is good. Sometimes it isn't necessary. In our case, it wasn't necessary. Here's a quick rundown of our Okemo's season pass values, which remain at pre-season rates through October 8th.

The Ultra Pass - 7 days a week unrestricted at 4 mountains including Okemo (of course), Sunapee, Stratton and Crested Butte CO!

The Peak Pass - 7 days a week non-holiday at Okemo and Sunapee. 30% off at Crested Butte.

The Value Pass Plus - as the name implies a great value to ski and ride non-holiday at 3 great mountains, with benefits at Crested Butte. Just $649 through October 8th!

The Midweek Pass - come spread out midweek at Okemo, Sunapee and Crested Butte from just $329!

Now that's value. And guess what... opening day is only about 150 days away.