Wednesday, July 16, 2014


I hope this finds everyone is enjoying your summer as much as we are here at Okemo.  Since closing day Okemo has been on the go getting our golf courses ready, opening up the Adventure Zone, getting ready for hosting weddings and preparing to install a new chair lift…

What was the last item mentioned you ask?  Yes we are installing a new Chairlift!!  The Northstar Detachable will be removed to make way for a brand new Leitner-Poma 6-passenger, heated seats, bubble chairlift.  This new chairlift will load and unload in the same location as the Northstar.   This new bubble chairlift will be the only one of its kind in North America. 

Work has already begun on this big project.  The first step is to take the chairs off of the cable, then the cable will be spooled up which will then allow work to begin on the tower bases on the lift line.  At the same time the return and drive stations will be removed.  The Northstar detachable will be heading over to Mount Sunapee to replace the Sun Bowl chairlift. 

This project will require many of our staff to help on the construction.  We expect to be working on this 7 days a week with an anticipated opening date of mid-December.  There will be web cams installed at the summit and base area for everyone to be able to follow the construction of the new chairlift.  You will also be able to stay in touch with what is going on by visiting the Okemo website and our Facebook page.

We are very excited to be announcing this new chairlift and more information will be forthcoming on the blog or on at

Let me know how we are doing.  Email at

Bruce Schmidt
Okemo GM

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