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President's Week 2013

Okemo Mountain 

President's Week Events
Feb 16-27, 2013

President's Week Events

Saturday, February 16th

HUCKFEST 2013:

Show off your skills on the AMP Energy Airbag! We're throwing down the cash and prizes for the best tricks and biggest air at Huckfest 2013's Big Air Throwdown! Registration is $20 and runs from 8am-10am in the Clock Tower Base Lodge. Competition starts at 11am on Lower Chief.

Sunday, February 17th

TORCHLIGHT PARADE, FIREWORKS DISPLAY, AND GUIDED SNOWSHOE TOUR***Postponed to Saturday, 2/23

Watch the torchlight parade and a spectacular fireworks display over top of Okemo Mountain Resort at 7:30pm at the Clock Tower Base. For the best view, join the snowshoe tour, presented by Poland Spring Water, departing at 6:30 from the base of the A/B Quads. Need snowshoes? Rentals are available for $15, quantities are limited. Reservations are recommended for the snowshoe tour, please call 802-228-1558.

Kids ages 4-14 are invited to participate in their own torchight parade before the fireworks on the F-10 Carpet. For more information and to make a reservation, please call 802-228-1577.

Monday, February 18th

VERMONT INSTITUE OF NATURAL SCIENCE PRESENTATION: RAPTOR ENCOUNTER

This presentation features an assortment of live animals for an informative and entertaining evening event for families. Raptor Encounter is a first-hand encounter with live falcons, hawks, and owls with a focus on the natural history, ecology, and adaptations of these efficient predators. Participants learn what adaptations make a bird a raptor. The program is free and open to the public. 7 p.m. in the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore.

Tuesday, February 19th

SHAKIN' SKATE

Join us for disco skate night in the Ice House with a live DJ, fun, and games for the entire family from 6-9pm! Admission is $10 for guests 12 and up and $8 for those under 12. Skate rentals are available for $5, quantities are limited.

Wednesday, February 20th

CEDAR HOLLOW JELLY SAMPLING

Stop by the Cedar Hollow tent in the Jackson Gore Courtyard between 1-4pm for a taste of some real, farm-made, Vermont jellies! Be sure to pick up your own jar at the Cornerstore before heading home!

Thursday, February 21st

NATURE MUSEUM AT GRAFTON PRESENTATION: OUR CHANGING MOON

Does the moon stay the same each night? How does it change? Join us for this free one-hour presentation at 7pm at the Cornerstone Room at Jackson Gore and we’ll answer these questions and more through hands-on demonstrations and experiments with additional sorting and journaling activities.

Friday, February 22nd

LOST SKI AREAS: AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING

Have you ever wondered what happened to your favorite ski area? Why did it close? What was the history behind it? Ever driven by a closed ski area and wondered what it was, its legacy? Join author Jeremy Davis as he discusses the Lost Ski Areas of New England at 7pm in the Cornerstone Room at Jackson Gore.

Saturday, February 23rd

VINEYARD VINES SKI TOUR

Come grab some limited edition VV ski tour swag from Vineyard Vines as they make a stop at Okemo during their 2013 ski tour! They’ll be on-site at Jackson Gore giving out swag and posing for pictures with the Vineyard Vines patchwork Denali so be sure to stop by and say hello!

STONYFIELD YOGURT SAMPLING DAY

Grab a great Stonyfield yogurt for a snack after a day of skiing or riding. Stonyfield Farms will be at Okemo offering free samples of their yogurts.

TORCHLIGHT PARADE, FIREWORKS DISPLAY, AND GUIDED SNOWSHOE TOUR***RESCHEDULED DATE

Watch the torchlight parade and a spectacular fireworks display over top of Okemo Mountain Resort at 7:30pm at the Clock Tower Base. For the best view, join the snowshoe tour, presented by Poland Spring Water, departing at 6:30 from the base of the A/B Quads. Need snowshoes? Rentals are available for $15, quantities are limited. Reservations are recommended for the snowshoe tour, please call 802-228-1558.

Kids ages 4-14 are invited to participate in their own torchight parade before the fireworks on the F-10 Carpet. For more information and to make a reservation, please call 802-228-1577.

COMEDY NIGHT

Sponsored by Vermont Properties & Development and Okemo Mountain Resort, this side-splitting night of professional comedy is sure to have ‘em rolling in the aisles. Doors open at 7pm at the show starts at 8pm. Appropriate for ages 21 and over. Proceeds benefit Okemo Mountain Scholarship Fund. Advance tickets are available by calling Vermont Properties at 802-228-8877.