Monday, March 24, 2008

Early Board Gets the Worm

On a cloudless Easter morning, early-bird skiers and riders took to the snowy slopes of Okemo Mountain Resort where thousands of colorful plastic Easter eggs littered the trails like confetti. Inside the eggs were toys, mini Snickers bars and coupons for The Hatchery – Ludlow’s favorite breakfast spot. But it was the prized, oversized golden egg that the Easter Bunny hid behind a tree near the top of the Whistler trail that made 12-year-old Ian Huntress, of Swansea, Mass., shout, “I found it!” Ian traded in his golden egg for a brand new Atomic snowboard and a gift certificate for breakfast-for-five at The Hatchery.

This just in from Ian's mom ...

I just wanted to thank you for the Egg Hunt today. The winner was my youngest child, and he has been skiing and boarding at Okemo almost his entire life (we bought a unit in Winterplace when he was a year old.) The youngest of three, he has never had a new piece of equipment, EVER! He has always had hand-me-downs and never complained. He was SO thrilled to find that egg and just stunned when I bought him new boots and bindings (from the Okemo ski shop) to go with it! It's a little big, but at 12 years old, he's already over 5'7" and growing fast, so he'll grow into it! He got a chance to take one run on it before we had to head home. He really is so happy to have his own board. He's trying to get us to bring him up again before the season ends to use it again and to use his Hatchery coupon for a free breakfast! Thanks again for a fantastic day!

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