Sunday, December 11, 2011

Snowmaking, Choices and Thanks

Cold weather returned last night. The snowguns were blasting on the upper mountain as well as some terrain on the lower mountain. Choices had to be made last night, so it was decided that we would concentrate on the upper terrain, Lower World Cup and a few guns in the base area to make sure that we kept the conditions on the existing terrain the best. We also wanted to be sure to be able to give some other skiing and riding options off of the summit. While it is not ideal to access the mountain off of the F-10 carpet and Sachem, at least we are not running shuttle buses.

We realize that Saturday was a busy day. There is so much pent up demand to get skiing. In hindsight, we should have made sure that the entire length of Upper World Cup was open and not sent skiers and riders over to Drop Off. There were a few things that forced this to happen, but we learned to do all we can to not have that happen again.

Okemo also was not giving any reduced rates for ski racing teams. It became evident that ski teams were purchasing full rate tickets in order to get on the slopes. I want to thank our ski patrol, safety ambassadors and other staff for working hard to stay on top of any issues and also thanks to our guests for their patience as Okemo adds more terrain and works hard to get the ski and ride season going.

Bruce Schmidt
General Manager


FETC Services said...

Bruce, you guys are doing a great job given what the weather gods offer Okemo. Kudos. Much appreciated to ski Okemo 4 times already. If you can get the Sunburst, Moutain Road to Lower Open in the next round of cold nights I can bring the whole family. Just need a little more green terrain to bring th fam of 5.

Knicks Fan said...

Can you give us an update on Shaws?

Okemo Mountain Resort said...

Here is the latest..."Shaw's has added a NEW 2400 square foot tent to the existing 3000 sf tent. We are now offering a copious amount of Beer and Wine and have expanded on our paper products, snacks etc. We've also added a third register with intent to add a forth as soon as it is available."

And, starting this Friday, Dec 16th they will be open until 9 pm each night.

Hope that helps.