Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Opening Day 2013


Opening day at Okemo is here.  I hit the slopes, while not on first chair, I at least hit the 10th chair. What a great day to open. To go along with top to bottom skiing and riding, there were bright sunny skies!  The snowmakers and groomers had done their job getting the snow laid down and groomed out. Now no doubt it was opening day as the snow was firm and some spots narrow, but all in all pretty good.  Each day will get better with the snow being skied and worked from side to side and with the groomers out each night.

Moving forward the plan is to continue to add another way down from the summit to the base. It looks like we will be making our way down Sapphire, Upper and Lower Arrow and then Lower Mountain Road.  This will also allow the Base Quad to be opened. When we do that, we would not operate the F-10 carpet or the Sachem Quad at least until we had more terrain around those lifts.  We will probably operate the Green Ridge at least during the weekend.

There will be lots happening with the Snowsports shop sporting a new look, Base 68 Café will be open and the Sitting Bull will open over the weekend.  The summit lodge will also open and both will be open every day from this point forward beginning on Saturday.  If you do come up to pick up your seasons pass, our Resort Services desk will be open.  If possible, try to leave a little extra time as there may be lines.  When possible if a guest has a seasons pass which has been purchased on line and there is a wait, we will give a pass pending ticket to get you out on the slopes.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the snow either on your skis or board!

Bruce Schmidt

Okemo GM

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