Saturday, November 29, 2008

Okemo Cares & Shares Food Drive

Tis' the season to stock the shelves at local food banks.

Bring at least 3 non-perishable food items, a new child's toy, or new clothing item to the ticket window at Okemo next Sunday, December 7, 2008 and ski or ride the entire day for just $30!

Okemo Mountain Ambassadors will be accepting contributions in the Clock Tower base area throughout the day and Black River Good Neighbor Services Christmas Basket Program will help distribute the donated items to needy families in time for the December holidays.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Show Us Whatcha Learned

I just walked up with Jeff from events to scope out the setup for tomorrow's "What I Learned This Summer Rail Jam." Skiers and riders will be faced with a box so long they could eat a ham sandwich while sliding it. According to the Okemo Parks facebook page, the box is 115 feet long! There could even be a surprise feature at the end. The Parks and Pipes crew is still stirring their cauldron coming up with new concoctions, and we don't bother them when they're doing their mad scientist thing. Doesn't it look like that snowmobile is sliding the box? That would be pretty gnarly.

A live DJ will keep the energy level up all day with fresh tracks to get your shred on to. There's up to $500 in cash prizes to be awarded to the winners and a t-shirt toss at the end of the day. This is serious business. Not too serious though, because we like to keep it fun. If you're competing, good luck. If you're not, bring a camera! It's gonna be fun!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New cell tower

Great news! Verizon activated a new cell site in Ludlow! Here's to better coverage while skiing and riding at Okemo! Read all about it>>>

Monday, November 24, 2008


Okay, so I know Okemo has a reputation for great snow, but is really worth stealing.? These snow bandits were caught white-handed loading snow boulders into a Subaru getaway car.

I guess there's going to be a really sick rail jam tonight in Reading, coutesy of Okemo. Getting ready for the What I Learned This Summer Rail Jam this weekend, boys?


Investment Advice???

You can't deny that times are tough. I get that, really I do. But there is just something about booting up, hopping on a chair lift and riding to the top of a mountain - especially on a Monday with bright blue skies and crisp, cold air that makes it all go away.

I also love chatting with people on the chair - and today was no exception. Today's conversations quickly focused in on the tough economic times and all the
'doom and gloom' in the news... but in one case quickly turned to excitement as it was this gentlemen's first trip to the mountain for the season. (I had just taken my very first run down Sapphire and was equally excited about the snow - see photo!) He mentioned that he had brought along three teenage girls - who evidently had just finished their final exams for the semester and were here to celebrate. "Let the celebration begin!" I thought.

But in that same vein he offered that no matter lies ahead this winter, his ski budget had been set aside... and if that meant he'd drive a Volkswagon instead of a BMW, so be it, because that was the investment that provided him the best return on his money.

So while I wasn't particularly looking for advice on my 401K, I think I scored some pretty solid advice.

What do you think?