Monday, July 1, 2013

Okemo Happenings - Summer at the Big O!


Summer has arrived at Okemo Mountain Resort.  While it may not always seem like it because of the wet weather we have had, the Adventure Zone, Okemo Valley Golf Course, Tater Hill and Sawyer’s Sweep Zip line all have been open for guests to visit. 

The snow has been gone for a while so the Mountain guys have been hard at work painting, replacing parts and doing all that is done on the lifts, the buildings and the snowmaking system that we do each summer.  This year’s capital projects include a considerable amount of work being done all around the resort. A few examples include new round tables and upgraded chairs in both the summit lodge and Sugar House, New seat pads on the Green Ridge Triple Chair, New Rental Skis and Snowboards, Enhanced and upgraded software for on-line sales and inventory control in the rental shop, a new Challenge Course to enhance the Adventure Zone. (Challenge course is similar to a ropes course to some degree, but guests are attached to a cable during the entire course and there are swaying bridges, balance beams and other fun features.)This will be available for guests 4 years old and up.   Okemos Haul Back Challenge Course will consist of a beginner course and intermediate course and will have 7-9 events per course. No doubt our most visible capital project is the finishing touches that were put on the Toll Gate Wedding Garden. Here is a photo of what the new site looks like in full use.

With July 4th almost here, keep in mind that guests who stay at the Jackson Gore Inn or other Okemo Lodging properties receive a discount to visit the Adventure Zone, use the Zip Line or Segway tour as well as other discounts.  July and August are really stacking up to be busy with the highlight of the summer in August the Hops in the Hills brew fest.

Keep your ears open for some BIG news in August.  We have something planned that will enhance Skiing and Riding all season long…….. We hope to be able to announce around early August.  You heard it here first!

Summer in Vermont is fun, summer at Okemo is even better. Come and spend some time with us.  You will soon learn we provide the Okemo Difference all year round…….

Bruce Schmidt
Okemo GM

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