Saturday, March 1, 2008


Three words:
Totally sick pow

Last night snow fell (after midnight), dropping the first 10" of fresh pow on March 1. I woke up this morning with a HUGE smile on my face and came to 'work' with my ski pants already on.

Let me put it to you like this. This morning was absolutely as good as it gets. First chair at South Face and it was fresh tracks everywhere. The woods were amazing. It's so deep in there that you can literally go anywhere you want. I went into a stream bed. That was probably not the best decision as I found myself buried in waist high powder with no way out. Okay, but the rest of the glades are amazing. You're just floating through the best snow we've seen all year. The grooming machines were out this morning, and it some places knocked down the powder into the worlds best corduroy. The whole mountain is, in one word, epic.

If you're not here enjoying the best winter we've seen in years, get in your car NOW and head for Okemo. More snow expected next week so the fun isn't going to end anytime soon!

Back to the pow pow.

Friday, February 29, 2008

A New February Record*?

Geez, it seems like four years since we last had a February 29th with snow this good.

Get it? 'Cause it's a leap year? And there's only one February 29 every four years, anyway? Get it? Get it? OK, it's early.

We've got ANOTHER big storm moving in here tonight, and as I type these words, we're looking at another six to nine inches of snow on top of the three and a half feet we've already gotten this February. How big a deal is that? Consider this: last year's February was the snowiest February we'd seen here in a decade... and we're on the verge of beating even THAT number.

(Oh, it just makes my inner Weather Channel geek heart go all a-flutter!)

So here's my question: if we surpass last year's total, can we still count it as a new record? Or will the extra day skew the results? Will we have to put an asterisk next to it, like every Cy Young award Roger Clemens won after 1998? Or do we get extra credit for posting, ahem, legitimate ski resort snowfall results in the first place?

(See, these are the kinds of things that actually keep me up at night. Maybe I should make sure my carbon monoxide detectors are working properly...)

Ah, well. I guess it really doesn't matter, since the end result still means a whole heckuva lotta snow on the mountain, right?


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

08/09 Season Pass Sales

Next year's passes go on sale this Saturday, March 1st. Stay tuned to our season pass page for details and early bird pricing you don't want to miss!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

As Fernando used to say

It is better to look good, than to feel good, and look mahvelous. No, I'm not looking in the mirror..ha-ha. I'm talking about the view of Okemo when you drive up Rte 103 in the morning...what a gorgeous view in the sun, with no wind and white, white, white...everywhere.

If you are still hemming and hawing over whether to come to the hill and go sliding on the snow (ski, snowboard or telemark)...stop it.....the mountain's in great shape. I was on the snow during this past holiday week, and because there was so much terrain available, you couldn't tell it was a huge week for the number of guests who came and enjoyed their holiday.

Do you have this week off, from work and school? YES! Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up, over or down. and come play on the snow. as a New Englander, I can tell you it's been wicked decent.

Did any of you get some of that free maple cotton candy last week? That stuff rocked! I have a backyard sugaring "operation" (if you can call it that) and it makes about 1-2 gallons from the 10 trees that I tap. it's fun to do, but requires patience, because you are literally watching water boil. If you come to Okemo in March, look around the valley for Maple Sugaring operations....with all the hoses connecting the trees. It makes some yummy stuff.

See you on the snow. We're due for more this week!