Monday, February 1, 2010

The Clarkson Five

In what has been affectionately named the Clarkson Five, Okemo VP of Marketing Scott Clarkson decided to celebrate his birthday with a challenge to raise money for the challenged. He decided to revisit all the Vermont ski resorts where his career in the ski industry has taken him over the years. The challenging part was that he wanted to ski at every one of them in one day ... and he did - all five of them.

Scott, his wife Martha and son, Parker, started their day at Burke. They skied Sugarbush, Stratton and Bromley, and ended their day at Okemo with a celebration at Jackson Gore. They raised nearly $3,000 for Vermont Special Olympics in the process.

Marmota monax

Hey, who are you calling a whistle pig?

Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day and we're hoping the fuzzy little marmot gets frightened by his shadow so we can enjoy lots more winter.

Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today.

Do ya think Phil is gonna come out and see his shadow?

(sound familiar)

 Punxsutawney Phil!

Thats right, woodchuck-chuckers - it's



If you think of the Bill Murray movie when you consider Groundhog Day, then you're in for a life-imitates-art experience at Okemo. The skiing and riding conditions are like they were prior to that horrible rain event we experienced a week ago. No matter what Mother Nature throws our way, we're waking up to mid-winter skiing and riding conditions that are oh-so-sweet..

Phil: To the groundhog.

Rita: I always drink to world peace.
Rita: What should we drink to?

Phil: I'd like to say a prayer and drink to world peace.