Wednesday, October 22, 2008



Hello everyone, and welcome to winter here at Okemo! That's right, it's Wednesday morning and the snow has fallen, covering the top of our mountain with a good 1-2 inches of fresh white powder, and we at Okemo couldn't be more excited!! Like my fellow blogger below, I am one of the new snow reporters for the mountain, and I couldn't be happier spending the winter up in Vermont getting to do what I love! So, even though my apartment's heater is currently still broken (forcing me to wear winter gear inside) and the snowy conditions probably don't help my apartment temperature, it certainly put a smile on my face when I woke up this morning to snowflakes flurrying outside my window. I'm sure back in Massachusetts (I'm from Northampton) it's just cold and rainy, but here, here it is beautiful and white! And I Love it!

This morning I climbed to the top of the mountain with our Okemobile to take some photos of the freshly fallen snow and couldn't believe the amount my boots sunk into it when I stepped out of the truck. This is exciting news folks and even more exciting is the fact that we will be on the mountain before you know it. This can only mean one thing - it's time for me to get my board waxed and tuned up because we will be cruising down the slopes of this wonderful mountain come November 15, our anticipated opening day. So, if you didn't believe it before, believe it now, because winter has arrived and it's going to be an awesome season! Can't wait to see you all out on the slopes!

5 comments:

Okemomma said...

what a difference a day makes! great photo!

Paul Ritz said...

When is Okemo going to fire up their guns?

Jackie said...

Where was the photo taken - below the Northstar lift on Fastlane, or below the Solitude lift, on Boomerang, near Tower 2? Help us settle the dilemma, please!

SLococo said...

Hey Jackie, Your second guess is correct! This photo was taken Tuesday under the Solitude Express Quad. The trail is Boomerang and the picture was taken at the top of the trail where it intersects with Mountain Road.

vinyard said...

looks good for this winter cant wait to rip it up on the trail an do some more new tricks it looks like a long good winter this year for the snowboaders