My October issue of Skiing Magazine showed up in the mail yesterday. The arrival of publications like this elicit feelings of delight that the start of ski season is close at hand and panic that the start of ski season is close at hand - so much to do, so little time.
What I found in the pages of Skiing favored the delight response more than panic. The magazine's first annual resort awards included Okemo in the Readers' Choice for Best of the East! I didn't even know they were doing a first annual resort awards. With dozens of categories of distinction, it was actually a little disappointing to see what little recognition eastern resorts received - but that's just the way it always is.
Upon closer inspection, I have to say I'm not all that disappointed that Okemo didn't place in the "best resort you've never skied" category or "best cougar hunting" category (and we're not talking catamounts here) or "best meat market." Although I think they missed the boat with their designation for "best actual meat market." With Singleton's and Lisai's located in Okemo Valley, we should win, hands down, in that division. Thankfully, a certain publisher of Ski Press Magazine knows his meat. Keep your eyes peeled for a Cheap and Steep feature on Okemo in a coming issue of that publication. Cheers!