Friday, December 21, 2007

Superpipe Opens!

A few updates and reports to pass along to all you Terrain Park adventurers:

Today marks the official grand opening of the SoBe Super Pipe!! If you’re ready for the big air, Okemo is the place to be! We’re the FIRST IN THE EAST to open our Super Pipe for the second year in a row!!

From Ross Powers, Olympic Gold Medalist and Okemo Snowboard Ambassador...

"The pipe opened today which was great. Not only did Okemo have the first pipe in the east, it was in great shape. It was the best East coast opening day pipe I can remember."

And from Dennis Brady, Parks & Pipes Manager...

We still have a flat box, barrel jib, 20ft. jump, down rail, and a C-box on sapphire. Ride them while they last. They will be taken down soon. Apparently there is a high demand to free ski/ride Sapphire trail.

We just finished the first part of the build on lower Nor Easter. A big thanks to Jeremy, Marty, Bill, and My main man Jonny B. Thanks for all your hard work and long hours.

Look for a park tour of Nor'easter with photos in our Parks & Pipes section very soon! (The guys are out taking photos this morning!)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Making my Job Easy!

I'd like to formally and publicly thank Mother Nature for the weather the past six weeks. As one of two Snow Reporters here, my job has been both easy and fun thanks to the seemingly endless string of good weather we've been experiencing. It's actually a ton of fun to let everyone know we just received six, eight, ten or more inches of new snow, or to announce we're opening more terrain, or even to spread the buzz about the impending opening of the SoBe Superpipe!

I've been skiing and snowboarding at Okemo since I was 12, and I can only remember one December that was anywhere near as good as this one has been so far. With the 10+ inches of new snow we have so far from today's storm, we're going to be close to 100% open in a New York minute. Not only is it fun to report we have that much terrain open, it's also going to be fun to ski and ride that much open terrain!

So thanks, Mother Nature. You've been doing a great job...keep up the good work!