Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Good ol' Vermont Cold Snap

Here is some information that's handy for the upcoming weekend, which looks to be FANTASTIC for snow conditions, albeit a little chilly.

- Thursday and Friday will be the coldest
--Saturday's temps will begin to moderate in the morning. Temps are forecasted 10-15 degrees in the base and 0-5 degrees at the summit
--Sunday we're looking at 15-20 degrees
--Strong winds are not forecasted
--Okemo will also be extending our First Hour FREE skiing from 60 minutes to 90 minutes on Thurs, Friday and Saturday (just so you can make sure!)

A few other bonuses should you be on the hill this weekend:

--Hot Chocolate Galore! We'll have the Okemo Cold Patrol on alert with coupons for free hot chocolate - look for them in the base lodges. (Hint: take lots of breaks!)

--All guests purchasing tickets will receive "BELOW ZEROKEMO" coupons good for a return visit for $39 - valid Sunday through Friday beginning 1/20/09 (excluding the February Holiday).

So keep in mind:

--Dress in layers.
--Hand and toe warmers are a great idea.
--Take frequent breaks!
--Ski & Ride on sheltered trails and the lower lifts. Riding the Solitude Express or Jackson Gore Express keeps you away from "the top" but gets you pretty close.
--Cover all exposed skin. This means a neck gaiter or even a mask.
--Another option is beginning your day a bit later, after the sun has a few hours to do its thing!

As always. Be safe and have fun!

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