Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Two New Attractions in Summer; Three New Trails for Winter!

I hope you have been enjoying your summer. It sure has been a busy one here at Okemo! While our fearless leader is away for some much deserved time off, I thought I would fill you in on what's happening around the resort.

Our Adventure Zone is in full-swing with the addition of two brand-new attractions this summer. Our Segway ® PT Tours entered the lineup in late June, with the Sawyer’s Sweep Zipline Tour soon thereafter in early July. I had the pleasure of taking the off-road Segway® Tour last week with Okemo’s very own Chris Carner. He is just as outstanding on the Segways as he is on the snow! In fact, in so many ways, those Segways operate in a way that makes you feel like you ARE on the snow. If you have never experienced them, it is a definite must-do before the snow flies.

And the Zipline Tour… well you know what they say about a picture being worth a 1,000 words right? I’ll skip the words (lucky you) and go with this:

Book your tour today by calling (802) 228-1600.

And, of course the COUNTDOWN to winter… which is just 108 days but who’s counting? We have some exciting news about THREE brand-new gladed areas, which will add 16 acres of tree skiing and riding to our lineup! These new gladed trails run from the top of Upper Mountain Road to Easy Rider; from the top of the Coleman Brook Trail to Mountain Road; and from Mountain Road to Village Run. Stay tuned for updates from the hill, and of course, trail names!

We have also added TWO new grooming machines to the fleet including another Prinoth 500 horsepower Beast and an agile Prinoth Bison Park Cat. While these machines are “behind the scenes”, you will certainly enjoy the fresh corduroy they’ll add on a nightly basis!

Finally, we’ll be adding ONE additional Waffle Cabin at Jackson Gore! This is BIG TIME as that sweet, siren smell of those beguiling Belgian waffles will now tempt skiers and riders at both base areas. How’s that for some good news?

See you on the hill soon, Jenn