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okemookemoM A G A Z I N E Vol. 35 No. 1 S U M M E R 2 0 1 6 T H E M A G A Z I N E O F O K E M O M O U N T A I N R E S O R T MountainBiking An evolution at Okemo Theres gold in those green hills BIG AS A MOUNTAIN a back yard as games and challenges for the entire family SOLITUDE VILLAGE ON OKEMO Mid-mountain community with convenient trail access and panoramic views of Okemo Valley. TRAILSIDE VILLAGE ON OKEMO The Trailside community consists of four distinct villages each with unique styles and features. MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAIN HOME Well-appointed luxury Adirondack-style home with multi-level layout and high-end features located at Solitude Village on Okemo. BIXBY HOUSE AT JACKSON GORE Upscale community convenient slopeside living undergound heated parking and much more. WELCOMING MOUNTAIN RETREAT Striking and spacious four-bedroom mountain home with fieldstone fireplace wrap-around deck and long range mountain views. OKEMO MOUNTAIN LODGE Single-bedroom units located at the Okemo base. Ski inski out and close to mountain services. LEDGEWOOD ON OKEMO Slopeside complex nestled in a wooded setting with direct access to the Ledgewood ski trail. ELEGANT SLOPESIDE SKI HOME This impressive mountain home features both old world charm and modern conveniences at highly sought-after Solitude Village. WINTERPLACE ON OKEMO An Okemo favorite Located mid-mountain with easy ski access and year-round amenities. OKEMO MOUNTAIN CONDOS OKEMO MOUNTAIN LUXURY HOMES The Vermont Properties Team is proud to announce our new affiliation with William Raveis ALPEN MEADOWS SKI HOME Free-standing single family home located in a quiet community close to Okemo and Ludlow village. Okemo Shuttle stops at your door INCREDIBLE COUNTRY HAVEN Custom-designed quality-built home with three bedroom suites and expansive lower level with its own private entry and family room. MAKE THIS HOME ALL YOUR OWN Handsome centrally-located custom home to be built by highly respected local builder. One mile to Okemo and less than a mile to lakes region BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM LAKE HOME Immaculate move-in ready home minutes from Okemo with mahogany wrap-around deck boat dock and gradual waterfront access. PEACEFUL LAKE PAULINE HOME An exellent year-round retreat on Lake Pauline with direct lake access. Conveniently located near Ludlow Village and Okemo Mountain. SPECTACULAR ECHO LAKE HOME Renovated Victorian farmouse with all modern conveniences. Close to Okemo Jackson Gore and Killington Resorts. LAKE HOME WITH OKEMO VIEWS This delightful year-round home boasts ample yard space and 165 - feet of lake frontage with dock on a full acre of land. FABULOUS LAKESIDE HOME Commanding mountain views from this well- appointed lakefront home with dock multiple decks carriage house and much more. SERENITY ON LAKE RESCUE Quality built three-bedroom lakefront home with deep water access in a sunny location. Spacious gourmet kitchen flows into open living area. OKEMO VALLEY LAKE HOMES OKEMO VALLEY AREA HOMES The Vermont Properties Team is proud to announce our new affiliation with William Raveis Here There is No Off-Season Make Jackson Gore Your Home Call Today 877.952.2576 Jacksongorerealestate.com PreferredClientsokemo.com Mountain Biking An evolution at Okemo By Tom Horrocks During the spring of 2015 another evolution began at Okemo Mountain Resort one that would expand upon the resorts summer activities. What began as an idea turned into a walk in the woods and across the snow-free ski slopes the beginning of a mountain bike evolution at Okemo. tableofcontents fromthemuellerswelcome Okemo Mountain Resort Summer 2016 A back yard as big as a mountain By Rita Chapman Okemos Jackson Gore Inn has a backyard playground as big as a mountain in fact it is a mountain. Rising up 2200 vertical feet onto the eastern slope of Okemo Mountain The Jackson Gore Inns back yard borders Okemo State Forest one of southeast Vermonts largest state forest parcels. D E P A R T M E N T S 7 Muellers Welcome 10 Where to Stay 14 Okemo Golf 16 HomeFront Insight into whats going on at your home away from home. 24 Adventure Zone 46 Discover Okemo Valley 52 Calendar of Events Theres gold in those green hills By Bonnie MacPherson and Chris Rueli While mining towns were booming in the West gold was also discovered in Bridgewater and Plymouth Vermont. They quickly became the sites of gold mining camps and hotels and saloons sprung up in the true frontier style of the day. 28 36 okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 5 SAVE 20 on CBMR Lodging June 11 - October 2 2016 2016 Okemo Ultra Peak and Value Passholders get unlimited summer lift access to some of the best mountain biking and hiking trails in Colorado with lodging purchase. Advance bookings through Crested Butte Vacations only some restrictions apply. Photo Trent Bona CHECKCHECKit out Chairlift Rides Zipline Tour Evolution Bike Park Kids Mountain Adventures Camp CB Tin Cup Mining Co. BagJump Bungee Trampoline Flying Gopher Mini Golf Disc Golf Course 3D Archery Range Wildower Tours Guided Backcountry Tours 4-Wheel Drive Tours Fly Fishing in Gold Medal Waters Horseback Riding Rafting Spa Treatments 1.844.227.7441 toll-free ridecb.comokemo fromthemuellerswelcomeOkemo Mountain Resort Summer 2015 Summertime is Okemo time Theres something to be said for the relaxed pace afforded by summers in scenic Vermont. A warm-weather getaway to Okemo is the perfect antidote to escape the rigors of everyday life providing an opportunity to recharge refresh and reestablish connections with family and friends. Many of our winter guests that have been visiting us for years are surprised to see the vibrancy of our slate of recent additions. It only takes your first summer visit to see just how much there is to experience here at the resort and in the surrounding region. From outdoor adventures in the treetops to the lush greens of our championship golf courses to the fresh farm-to-table choices at our culinary options there is so much to discover. Last summer we opened the Evolution Bike Park at Okemo offering lift-serviced downhill mountain biking on an expanding network of trails coupled with a full-service bike shop featuring the latest gear to make your day great. Whether its your first time experiencing mountain biking or youre a seasoned rider our bike park is calling. This addition is just the latest in a long list of summer amenities now offered including Par-70 championship heathland-style course at Okemo Valley Golf Club as well as the scenic Tater Hill Golf Club just a short drive from the resort The Adventure Zone featuring high-flying zip line tours a thrilling mountain coaster Segway tours big air bag bungee trampoline climbing wall disc golf course and miniature golf The Haulback Challenge course with dozens of exciting elements that traverse the tree canopy Signature summer events including our Friday Night Concert Series at Jackson Gore Vermont Symphony Orchestra Great American Party and Hops in the Hills Beer Wine Festival Delicious inspired cuisine served indoors and out at Coleman Brook Tavern and Willie Dunnes Grill With Okemo as your home base youll find a great jumping-off point for amazing Vermont adventures. Discover a great swimming hole take in views and visit the many great attractions in our region. And after the days adventures return to the comfort of your on-mountain lodging relax by the pool or simply enjoy a craft beer as the sun sets over the mountain. Whether youve visited Okemo previously or are new to the resort we invite you to discover spring summer and fall in the mountains of Vermont with us. Relax youre on Okemo time Tim Diane Ethan and Erica fromthemuellerswelcome okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 7 P U B L I S H E D B Y R E D I T O R Bonnie MacPherson bmacphersonokemo.com 802 228-1947 G D E S I G N Harvest Moon Design r C O N T R I B U T O R S Tom Horrocks Paul Kowalski Chris Rueli A P H O T O G R A P H Y Rob Bossi Skye Chalmers Adam Ford Brian Halligan Brian Mohr Garren Poirier Haley Sorbel Paul Stephenson 6 M A G A Z I N E A D V E R T I S I N G Duane Kish 802 228-1796 O K E M O M O U N T A I N R E S O R T 77 Okemo Ridge Road Ludlow Vermont 05149 okemo.com okemomagazine.com infookemo.com Okemo Magazine is published two times each year by Okemo Mountain Resort. Volume 35 No. 1 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without written consent from the publisher. relax... Pools sPAs l sAles service www.knighttubs.com 11 Main Street Ludlow Vermont 802-228-2260 l relaxknighttubs.com page 8 okemo magazine summer 2016 ...and soar to new heights. O K E M O M O U N T A I N S C H O O L . O R G Okemo Mountain School is a five-month winter sports academy located in Ludlow Vermont that challenges and supports motivated student-athletes. Our student-athletes learn to balance rigorous academic study and athletic training to achieve their personal best in all pursuits while thriving in a community that fosters a sense of belonging. Comeplayin ourbackyard wheretostayOkemo Mountain Resort Summer 2016 Remember the long summers of childhood when the flicker of streetlights signaled the time to be home from a day of play And the only question on your mind was whose back yard youd be playing in tomorrow Okemo Mountain Resort has recaptured those summers with the ultimate backyard playground but you never need to worry about what time the streetlights come on. page 10 okemo magazine summer 2016 JACKSON GORE INN ADAMS HOUSE AND BIXBY HOUSE Convenience meets classic New England charm with at-your-doorstep amenities such as fine dining concierge services a fitness center swimming pools and hot tubs tennis basketball and Okemos Adventure Zone. Outdoor enthusiasts love Jackson Gores foot-of-the-mountain location for hiking exploring and having fun. Okemo Valley Golf Club is just minutes away and the nearby village of Ludlow offers a variety of dining and shopping. Accommodations range in size from classic hotel-style guestrooms that accommodate up to four people to three-bedroom suites for up to 12 guests. Suites are fully outfitted with kitchen facilities gas fireplaces entertainment systems whirlpool baths and more. Accommodations at the Jackson Gore Inn are available nightly and weekly. Call 1-800-78-OKEMO 786-5366 for reservations. MOUNTAINSIDE HOMES AND CONDOMINIUMS Winters ski and snowboard trails transform into flowering alpine meadows in summer and fall. Okemos deluxe mountainside condominiums feature comfort value and convenience in a picturesque location. On-mountain condominiums and homes ranging in size from one to five bedrooms offer spectacular views of the Okemo Valley and surrounding mountains. OKEMO MOUNTAIN LODGING SERVICE This free one-call reservation and referral service assists you in choosing a place to stay that will best suit your requirements. Select from a variety of nearby country inns bed-and-breakfasts motels hotels condominiums and private homes. Call 1-800-78-OKEMO 786-5366 or 802 228-5579 for information. Okemo Mountain Resort is located in south-central Vermont where Route 103 and Vermonts scenic Route 100 converge. The mountain rises up from the village of Ludlow. PLANES TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES Okemo is conveniently located about two hours from three major gateway airports Albany NY ALB Hartford CTSpringfield MA BDL and Manchester NH. MHT. Rutland State Airport VT RUT is 30 minutes away. Amtraks Ethan Allen Express from N.Y.C. serves Rutland VT 25 miles away. Okemo is close by car too. EASILY ACCESSIBLE CONTACT INFORMATION General Information 802 228-1600 LodgingReservations 1-800-78-OKEMO Okemo Valley Golf Club 802 228-1396 Tater Hill Golf Club 802 875-2517 Web Address www.okemo.com Email Address infookemo.com City Drive Time in Hours Albany 2 Hartford 212 Boston 314 Providence 312 New York City 434 Philadelphia 6 Washington D.C. 812 Toronto 834 okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 11 DISCOVER SOUTHFACE SouthFace Village at Okemo Development Company LLC is the Developer and Exclusive Sales Agent for SouthFace Village at Okemo. The photographs and representations included are for informational purposes only and are subject to change or may be withdrawn by the developer at the developers discretion. This is not intended to be an offer to sell nor a solicitation of offers to buy real estate in any state. A Consolidated Public Offering Statement for SouthFace Village at Okemo is available from the developer. SouthFace Village at Okemo Development Company LLC is not affiliated with Okemo Mountain Resort and its affiliates or any other entity that is involved with the operation of the ski area. Artists rendering. For illustration purposes only. VILLAGE AT OKEMO Call today 844.276.4202 for our Insider Preview. For more details about this exciting new slopeside retreat visit southfacevillage.comokemo A 300-ACRE SLOPESIDE RETREAT RISING ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF OKEMO Live two minutes from your fireplace to the first run. No wonder the first offering SOLD OUT Its all happening on the south side of this award-winning family-friendly four-season resort. SouthFace Village at Okemo is a true master-planned recreational destination offering the first new home opportunities in a decade. Fresh design. Distinctive architecture. Townhome single-family and penthouse residences all crafted by acclaimed Bensonwood Homes. We invite you to ski the new Suncatcher trail ride the new Sunshine Quad see all thats happening and claim your new home YOUVE DREAMED IT. NOW OWN IT. Fairways Greens page 14 okemo magazine summer 2016 Golf and Stay The only thing better than playing golf in the Green Mountain State is to stay where you play.Okemo Valley Golf Club Stay and Play Packagesstart at 195 for two guests staying a minimum of two nightsin a Jackson Gore Inn studio. Rates are per person per day and include 18 holes of golf at Okemo Valley Golf Club use of a golf cart Vt. tax vacation protection plan and coupons for discounts on Resort dining and Pro Shop purchases. Family Fore Okemo Valley Golf Clubs four-hole family fun course provides beginners and future players with all the attributes of OVGC including the spectacular views with none of the pressures of championship-course play. Available throughout the season on Saturday and Sunday afternoons OVGCs four-hole layout is comprised of holes that are 60 to 100 yards long for a condensed fun round of golf at an affordable hourly rate. Call 802 228-1396 for details. Okemo Valley Golf Club is Vermonts premier heathland-style course. Designed to honor the traditions of the game and the Green Mountain valley terrain OVGCs par-70 18-hole championship layout features wide emerald fairways framed with rolling fields of golden fescue. Moderate elevation changes strategically placed hazards and undulating greens are the hallmarks of this scenic course. Four sets of tee boxes ensure that all players can enjoy the course while providing a challenge for the accomplished golfer. Although truly punishing features are few risk-reward is a course feature that grows with course knowledge. O K E M O V A L L E Y F A S T F A C T S Location Fox Lane Ludlow Vt. just north of the village off Rt. 103100 Contact Info Tee Times 802 228-1396 Membership 802 228-1390 infookemo.com Jim Remy PGA Vice President and General Manager Okemo Golf Division Michael Santa Maria PGA Head Golf Professional Rodney Williams GCSA Head Course Superintendent Okemo Golf Division Tater Hill Golf Club is nestled in a pastoral setting of rolling hills. This par-70 18-hole championship course measures 6400 yards. It offers plenty of challenge for low handicaps but golfers of all ability levels can enjoy a layout that features rolling fairways spectacular views cottage-style perennial gardens and the casual ambience of an old Vermont hill farm. T A T E R H I L L F A S T F A C T S Location Popple Dungeon Road off Rt. 11 22 miles southwest of Ludlow in Windham Vt. Contact Info Tee Times 802 875-2517 Eric Evans PGA Club Manager Head Golf Professional M E M B E R S H I P S Membership does have its privileges. There are three levels of club membership available at Okemo Valley Golf Club Weekday Silver and Gold. Both Gold and Silver memberships include seven-day passes with 14-day advance tee times available. The Weekday membership is valid Monday through Friday during non-holiday periods. Each membership has additional benefits and incentive programs specific to that membership level. Tater Hill Golf Club also offers Full and Midweek memberships with added benefits associated with each one. For more information visit okemo.comgolf or contact Harriet Parot at the Membership Services office Monday through Friday between the hours of 830 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 802-228-1390. discoverokemodiscover okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 15 homefrontA CLOSER LOOK Breweries and brewpubs have become tourist magnets in Vermont and the popularity of beers in general and some beers in particular has brought significant lift to local economies all over the Green Mountain State. In recent years The Alchemist Brewerys Heady Topper Double IPA made in Waterbury was named the best beer in the world and Hill Farmstead Brewery in West Greensboro was named the best brewery in the world bringing hordes of beer-craving fans to those towns many of whom drove hundreds of miles in beer-lusted pilgrimage. And theyre visiting all the breweries. The Vermont Brewers Associations successful Passport Program has been making visits to Vermont breweries more fun with pocket-sized blank passports available at most Vermont breweries. When a guest visits a Vermont brewery or brewpub they get their passport card stamped. When they get enough stamps they can redeem it for a prize. Since the programs inception more than 15 years ago tens of thousands of passport cards have been printed with frequent reprints due to increased numbers of breweries. Beer festivals are another great reason to visit Vermont. One thats growing quickly in popularity is Okemos Hops in the Hills Beer Wine Festival a Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Summer Event. Jackson Gore will be the setting for enjoying the great outdoors and sampling a variety of beer and wine from regional and national producers August 5 through 7. Live concerts will accompany the tasting all three days and an on-site marketplace will feature food and craft vendors. In addition to beer and wine sampling on Saturday Hops in the Hills attendees may take part in determining this years winner of the Okemo Valley Chicken Wing Championship. Guests sample chicken wings prepared by local restaurants and cast a vote for their favorite wing. Admission to Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival is free and open to all ages. Beer and wine tasters must be 21 or older and present a valid ID. Awedding at Epic is like no other. Guests arrive to an on-mountain ceremony by way of a scenic chairlift ride to the top of Okemos Solitude mountain area. A stunning mountain vista is the backdrop as the bride and groom exchange vows before family and friends. Back inside the Solitude Lodge just steps from the base of the chairlift Chef Jason Tostrup leads the culinary team at Epic to make every wedding reception as memorable as the ceremony. A concert of culinary mastery superb service and the whimsically eclectic atmosphere of the setting will make any couples special day as magical as they could imagine. Options abound at Okemo. The Roundhouse at Jackson Gore is a favorite for big gatherings. Okemos Toll Gate Garden with stone walls and lush lawn and perennial borders is a favorite spot for wedding ceremonies. For a more intimate and casual celebration the Sugarhouse mid-mountain lodge and deck is ideal. For more information or to start planning a unique mountain wedding call 802 228-1835. 40 8.6 1 16.2 580 3418 17.6 Craft Breweries in Vermont Breweries per capita Vermonts national rank of breweries per capita Gallons of craft beer produced per adult in Vermont Dollar impact per capita Number of craft breweries in the U.S. Percent that U.S. craft beer sales volume grew Brewers Assoc. analytics from 2014 Worlds best beer Epicwedding to remember An VERMONT CRAFT BEER BY THE NUMBERS page 16 okemo magazine summer 2016 a centennial celebration On August 25 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting the 35 national parks and monuments then managed by the department and those yet to be established. The purpose was to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations. Vermont is home to two National Park Service sites a segment of the Appalachian Trail and the Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historic Park. The A.T. is a 2180-mile long public footpath that traverses the scenic and culturally rich lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Built by private citizens and completed in 1937 today the trail is managed by the National Park Service U.S. Forest Service Appalachian Trail Conservancy numerous state agencies and thousands of volunteers. One of the ways the A.T. is honoring the National Park Services 100th birthday is with a challenge. The Challenge invites everyone to get outside and hike 100 miles on the Appalachian Trail during the year 2016. Participants can download registration forms hiking logs and get more information at nps.gov. The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is the only national park to tell the story of conservation history and the evolving nature of land stewardship in America. The boyhood home of George Perkins Marsh one of Americas first conservationists and later the home of Frederick Billings the property was given to the American people by its most recent owners Laurance S. and Mary F. Rockefeller. The park was created by an Act of Congress and signed into law by President George Bush on August 26 1992. Today the park is a living symbol of three generations of conservationist thought and practice. It is also a repository for the histories of three quintessentially American families. Visitors can tour the mansion and gardens where these exceptional people lived and observed nature and learn more about land stewardship and conservation by hiking in the managed forest and visiting the conservation stewardship exhibit at the Carriage Barn Visitor Center. The park operates in partnership with The Woodstock Foundation Inc. and the adjacent Billings Farm Museum a working dairy farm and a museum of agricultural and rural life. The Carriage Barn Visitor Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend to October 31.Visit nps.govmabi. okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 17 homefront Located at Okemos Jackson Gore Inn Coleman Brook Tavern offers a lovely outdoor dining patio surrounded by colorful summer blooms and Green Mountain vistas. Inside diners of all ages enjoy the upscale yet relaxed atmosphere of Okemos premier restaurant. Executive Chef Scot Emersons commitment to sourcing local ingredients gives new meaning to the term farm-to-table. He has created Okemos Whole Animal Program and he works with local farmers to obtain pasture-raised organic antibiotic-free Berkshire hogs from Cavendish Farm Cornish chickens from Parlemee Farm and certified Wagyu beef from Spring-Rock Farm. Chef Emerson purchased his first steer from Spring-Rock Farm last summer. Their breed plan balances four ancestral lines of Japanese Black Wagyu. The meat Wagyu produces is more commonly-known as Kobe beef named for the Japanese island on which the animals are bred. Spring-Rock Farm raises their Wagyu naturally with no hormones or steroids for growth enhancement and no unnecessary antibiotics. Their steers are primarily grass fed with a grain-finished diet. In Japan this breed is considered a national treasure and Spring-Rock Farm is striving to achieve that same standard here in Vermont. Chef Scot Emerson works with dozens of local farmers and food producers to create his breakfast lunch pub and dinner menus. Features like his Butcher Block showcase local organic proteins and Dock-to-Table provides the freshest seasonal seafood from around the globe.Okemos Summer Music series brings live music to the Jackson Gore courtyard every Friday evening making outdoor dining even more special. Coleman Brook Tavern boasts a full bar an impressive selection of craft beers and a wine list that has earned the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for nearly a decade. If everything goes as planned for a group of Wardsboro Vermont elementary school students the seed they planted last year will take root this summer. In January Vermonts House of Representatives approved their proposal to make the Gilfeather turnip the official state vegetable of Vermont. John Gilfeather a farmer and legislator who lived in Wardsboro in the late 1800s developed or discovered a turnip crossbred with a rutabaga a bulky light-green-skinned root vegetable with a mild sweet flavor. He sold his Gilfeather turnips by the cartload in Brattleboro and in Northampton Mass. and protected his propriety by prudently trimming the tops and roots to prevent any unauthorized reproduction of his genetic gem. Fortunately some seeds were liberated and commercialized. The white-fleshed heirloom takes center stage in Wardsboro every October when the town celebrates its Gilfeather Turnip Festival hosted by the Friends of the Wardsboro Library. Main Street becomes the site of Gilfeather turnip soup and recipe tastings a farmers market craft and artisan food vendors turnip seeds cookbooks t-shirts live music and 1000 pounds of turnip. Of course theres a contest for the largest Gilfeather turnip. This years festival is scheduled for October 22. The bill to make the Gilfeather turnip Vermonts state vegetable now rests with the Senate. Wardsboro residents are hopeful that the Gilfeathers proposal wont suffer the same plight as kales which failed in the 2013-2014 session. Festival volunteer Cherie Moran with 2015s winning Gilfeather turnip. TakingrootinVermont I ate the whole thing page 18 okemo magazine summer 2016 Okemo Trailside Condo LUDLOW VT 255000 MLS4461133 TERESA DINAPOLI 802.236.3375 Okemo VAST Access LUDLOW VT 324900 MLS4403247 JACK MENZIE 252.944.6859 Traditional Village Home LUDLOW VT 425000 MLS4474527 SUZANNE GARVEY 802.236.4341 Exquisite Davis Frame Home LUDLOW VT 399900 MLS4450320 DEBRA STANISCIA 802.779.7545 Historic Village Home LUDLOW VT 849000 MLS4471251 SUZANNE GARVEY 802.236.4341 Turn-key Condo LUDLOW VT 335000 MLS4470788 SUZANNE GARVEY 802.236.4341 Grand Bensonwood Home LUDLOW VT 1100000 MLS4448932 DEBRA STANISCIA 802.779.7545 The Castle Luxury Living CAVENDISH VT 325000 MLS4349899 DIANE ROUSSEAU 802.384.4384 Renovated Okemo Townhouse LUDLOW VT 805000 MLS4474409 SUZANNE GARVEY 802.236.4341 OKEMO OFFICE 802.228.4537 57 POND STREET LUDLOW VT fourseasonssir.com Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Extraordinary 6 acres on coveted Round Pond with 300 of water frontage. Sunny southwest facing for spectac- ular views and sunsets. Underground utilities and septic permits for 7 bedrooms. Private and less than 4 miles to Okemo for skiing and golf. LUDLOW VT 895000 MLS4461400 DIANE ROUSSEAU 802.384.4384 UNIQUE AND PRECIOUS LAKE RESCUE Spacious contemporary home with over 4000 square feet hardwood floors gourmet kitchen guest suite three car garage detached barn pond summer cabin and more. CHESTER VT 879000 MLS4441845 JACK MENZIE 252.944.6859 CHESTER RETREAT ON 289 ACRES Exquisite home with dramatic views and wrap-around deck. Location is everything and this home has it. Perched on 10 - acres just 1.5 miles to Okemo Mountain and overlooking the renowned Okemo Valley Golf Course. LUDLOW VT 995000 MLS4466884 SUZANNE GARVEY 802.236.4341 EXPERIENCE IDEAL COUNTRY LIVING Sited with wonderful eastern views this super ski home features plenty of space for guests. Offering five bedrooms two ensuite four full baths open great room with hardwood floors updated kitchen new roof and new deck and hot tub to take in the great vistas. LUDLOW VT 599000 MLS4335755 TERESA DINAPOLI 802.236.3375 FIVE BEDROOM OKEMO CONTEMPORARY fourseasonssir.com OKEMO OFFICE 802.228.4537 57 POND STREET LUDLOW VT Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. homefront Okemos flower lady Do what you love is advice weve all heard from time to time. Natalie Macksey has followed that advice and her passion is enjoyed by every person who visits Okemo Mountain Resort. As the person responsible for all the flower gardens and plantings located across the resort Natalie has found an outlet for her love of gardening and her keen sense of artistic design. She is also the talent behind the floral arrangements and seasonal decorations Okemos guests enjoy. Just to have fresh flowers is the greatest enjoyment for me said Natalie. Natalie has been tending the plantings at Okemo since 2012. Originally from Manchester Vermont she spends the summers at her familys summer camp built in 1948 by her father-in-law on Lake Rescue. She has been married for 30 years and has four children ranging in ages from 18 to 24. She comes from a long line of avid gardeners and is a Master Gardener. Her sister owns a garden center in Bondville called My Sisters Garden where Natalie gets many of her plants. When asked how she defines her style Natalie describes her plantings as cottage style. She finds inspiration in the gardens of Tasha Tudor and The Lupine Lady the real-life subject of a childrens book by Barbara Cooney. The story set in Maine is about Alice Rumphius who realized her dream of making the world a more beautiful place by scattering lupine seeds wherever she went. Natalie loves wildflowers and she likes to use tried-and-true plants that she considers staples daffodils hostas peonies daylilies black-eyed susans and more. They dont all have to be in bloom at the same time she said as she described some of her favorite low-maintenance perennials that offer a succession of blooms throughout the season. She has favorite annuals that put on a spectacular show too but shes careful not to overuse them and wear out their welcome. I love texture and I like to vary the height of plants within a garden. I like to take chances on new flowers too. She also keeps birds butterflies and other pollinators in mind when selecting plants. When asked if she has a favorite flower Natalie smiles and says that her kids say Moms favorite flower is whatever is in bloom at the time. Natalie enjoys interacting with guests who ask questions and remember the previous years plantings. When shes not gardening she likes to spend time with her family at the lake swimming kayaking hiking biking and playing golf. Looking to the future Natalie hopes to start a cutting garden and a pumpkin patch for use in floral arrangements and seasonal displays. She wants to plant wildflower seeds along part of Okemos disc golf course locate a new home for the resorts kitchen garden and expand the composting program. She also hopes to do more with spring-blooming bulbs and she would love to have a greenhouse for starting seeds for the resort. Guests and staff members know Natalie by her infectious smile and pleasant demeanor as she cheerfully works to make Okemo a more beautiful place. okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 21 802 228-1435 OKEMO.COMCBT M O U N T A I N R E S O R T Coleman Brook Tavern promises to amaze your taste buds every time with a locally-sourced menu an award winning wine list and a collection of craft beers from Vermont and beyond. Dine in comfort for lunch and dinner. Coleman Brook Tavern and your Okemo vacationa perfect pairing. An al fresco dining experience to remember. SOME INVESTMENTS A R E M O R E ST U N N I N G T H A N OT H E R S ____________________________ Marvin is committed to creating distinctive beautiful products that continually elevate the standard of quality and innovation. www.rkmiles.com 691 DEPOT STREET RT 11 30 MANCHESTER VT 802.362.1952 Letthe Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster Similar to a roller coaster sled-like cars carry one or two riders along rails at speeds nearing 30 mph. Equipped with brakes so riders determine their own speed cars glide smoothly around banking turns between trees and along 3100 feet of track that twists through corkscrew turns along banking loops and over rippling waves. Segway Personal Transport Tours These gyroscopically-balanced transports are eco-friendly easy to maneuver silent emit zero emissions and are a fun way to explore open fields and wooded trails. Each tour begins with a hands-on demonstration and safety orientation followed by a skills and confidence building obstacle course. Stump Jumper Bungee Trampoline This four-station hopping hub combines technologically advanced trampoline jumping surfaces with bungee cord tethers attached to a jump harness allowing participants to reach heights of 20 feet. page 24 okemo magazine summer 2016 adventurebeginLocated at Jackson Gore Okemos Adventure Zone offers thrills for the whole family with a variety of activities for hours of fun. Sawyers Sweep Zipline Tour This guided high-flying tour features suspension bridges rappels and seven zipline segments that rise 40 to 50 feet above the ground. Ziplines vary in length with the final zip measuring 900 feet long okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 25 Haulback Challenge Course High among the trees Challenge Course adventurers follow a self-guided layout of suspended obstacles and ziplines while wearing a safety harness that is connected to an overhead cable using a continuous belay system. Participants travel at their own speed and course attendants offer assistance if needed. page 26 okemo magazine summer 2016 The Maples at Okemo Disc Golf Instead of a ball and clubs disc golf players use flying discs in an 18-hole round with regulation targets. The Saplings Course is a smaller version for families and offers play uniquely inspired by Vermonts maple sugaring traditions. Bouncy Houses Air-filled fun for hours of bouncing kids love these trampoline-like enclosures where they can jump play pretend and imagine all sorts of inflatable escapades. And More The Adventure Zone Waffle Cabin is a snack bar with a picnic area for lunch or a treat during a day of adventure. Mountain Outfitters stocks sunscreen and souvenirs and Okemos nearby Coleman Brook Tavern offers full-service dining for breakfast lunch and dinner. Amp Energy Big Air Bag It takes a real thrill seeker to take a leap into a giant inflatable bag like a movie stunt double. Measuring 33 x 33 feet the bags internal air pumps ensure constant pressure to absorb the 15- or 30-foot fall from a platform above. Lumberin Cal Mini Golf Each hole in this 18-hole round is themed with an element of local legend and lore. Choice is the motivator in this course with multiple paths to the cup. A unique design concept of intentional luck allows children and less-skilled players to score as well as adults and expert putters. Coleman Brook Mining Company Young prospectors can pan for gems minerals and even fossils using a screen tray and water flowing through an old-time wooden sluice. They may discover garnets rose quartz fools gold emeralds aquamarines and many other beautiful stones and use the handy charts to accurately identify what treasures theyve found and get to keep. okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 27 page 28 okemo magazine summer 2016 evolution The gradual development of something especially from a simple to a more complex form. By Tom Horrocks Photos by Garren Poirier Mountain Biking An Evolution at Okemo Mountain Resort I During the spring of 2015 another evolution began at Okemo Mountain Resort one that would expand upon the resorts summer activities. We have this huge infrastructure that in the past has sat idle throughout the summer noted Okemos operations manager Eb Kinney of a network of ski lifts spread across a world-class winter destination. So spinning some of those lifts only made sense. Having a multitude of activities during the warmer months provides folks another opportunity to spend more time in Vermont. - continued on page 30 - okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 29 Indeed lift-served summer activities offer guests the opportunity toexperience Vermonts Alpine environment on a year-round basis. Much thesame way the chairlift modernized skiing and snowboarding those samechairlifts are the key to revolutionizing summer activities as well. At Okemothe Adventure Zone at Jackson Gore including the Timber Ripper MountainCoaster is just one aspect of summer activities. However one thing wasmissing mountain biking one of the fastest growing sports in the world.We had a number of guests asking when we were going to make thejump into mountain biking Kinney said. After visiting other areas we sawthat mountain biking is incredibly popular in Vermont. Kinney didnt haveto look too far to see just how popular mountain biking in Vermont hadbecome. At nearby Ascutney Mountain which closed to skiing a few yearsago mountain biking has breathed new life into the area which is regardedas one of the best places to ride in Vermont. So what began as an idea turned into a walk in the woods and across thesnow-free ski slopes the beginning of a mountain bike evolution at Okemo.We spent two weeks laying out trails said mountain bike trail designerChristian Robertson who has been designing and building trails at Okemossister mountains of Crested Butte Colorado and Mount Sunapee NewHampshire for 10 years. A trail plan followed. Then a team of builders set out onto the mountainarmed with shovels rakes Pulaski and McLeod tools and they dove intocreating Okemos first mountain bike trail. Add in lots of sweat andtruckloads of dirt and 59 years after the first skier schussed down theslopes of Okemo the first phase of another evolution was well underway.In the summer of 2015 Okemo debuted the new Evolution MountainBike Park six trails totaling three miles served by Okemos South RidgeQuad A out of the resorts Clock Tower base area. Anchored by The GreenMile and Flow Rider trails the Evolution Mountain Bike Park was loadedwith berms bridges boardwalks and rollers all accessible by chairlift. page 30 okemo magazine summer 2016 I wasnt surprised by our success. We had a great plan going in and mountain biking at Okemo took off. -- Okemo Retail and EVO Bike Shop Director Sean Meszkat There was a huge learning curve for us last year noted Okemos Summer Operations Manager Chris Lancaster of the jump into lift-served mountain biking. But we started slow and built through the summer and a number of the guests many of whom also come to Okemo in the winter were pleasantly surprised. The initial goal of the first phase of mountain bike trails was to offer a beginnerintermediate experience whereas families could enjoy the mountain much the same way they do in winter. With lift-served mountain biking its very similar to skiing in the winter. As a family you can ride the lift together. Then you can ride different trails going down and meet back at the lift again. Thats the reason mountain biking much like skiing and snowboarding is such a great family sport Robertson said. When Robertson first explored the terrain at Okemo he found the perfect canvas for building what potentially could become one of the best mountain bike parks in New England. The lower mountain area where the first phase of the Evolution Mountain Bike Park exists features gentle terrain offering something for the never-ever right up to advanced intermediate riders. While the upper mountain eventually to be served by the Sunburst Six offers unique opportunities to incorporate the natural landscape into the trail design for the advanced intermediate and expert rider in addition to offering mountain top amenities at the Summit Lodge and a whole host of additional summer activities. In the winter Okemo is already considered an intermediate family mountain so from a mountain bike perspective the gradients on the lower mountain area are a little bit mellower for that beginner rider Robertson said. The overall terrain shape of Okemo is really amazing and lends itself to creating an outstanding area for mountain biking. - continued on page 32 - okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 31 To truly appreciate the sport of mountain biking and how modern ski lifts trail design and lightweight bikes have evolved over the years its important to understand the history. Mountain biking has existed in one form or another since the dawn of cycling. Back in the 19th century few roads were paved so most early cyclists rode on dirt roads or trails. Fast forward to the 1970s riders in Crested Butte Colorado and Cupertino California began to tinker with bikes and adapted them to the rigors of off-road riding. They modified heavy cruiser bicycles - old 1930s and 40s Schwinn bicycles and retrofitted them with cantilever brakes and fat tires to meet the demands of off-road riding down mountain roads and trails. In the late 1970s and early 1980s road bicycle companies started to manufacture mountain bicycles using high-tech lightweight materials. Joe Breeze is formally credited with introducing the first purpose-built mountain bike in 1978. In the early 1980s Tom Ritchey a welder with skills in frame building went on to make frames for a company called MountainBikes. How times have changed Today when you walk into the fully stocked Evolution Mountain Bike Shop at Okemo Mountain Resort youll find a fleet of alloy and carbon fiber Scott mountain bikes that weigh half as much as those old Schwinn cruisers ready to explore the trails. But those same modern mountain bikes some of which feature five inches or more of front and rear suspension and offer a comfortable ride have also had a significant impact on how trails are designed built and ridden over the years. The biggest thing is that you always have to consider every trail a work in progress Robertson said. Its never finished. The way it rides day one is going to be very different than it rides day 100. Indeed every trail undergoes an evolution. As the first phase of trails built at Okemo last summer compacted they rode faster. That is always part of that work in progress we may need to go back in and cut the gradient a little bit more add some more corners and slow it down a little bit and thats the fun part of trail building and design Robertson said. page 32 okemo magazine summer 2016 Building trails in Vermonts rugged Green Mountains has also presented some challenges. Some of which are welcomed as Robertson and other area trail builders continue to modify their technique and capture the best features that Vermonts landscape offers. At Okemo the terrain potential for mountain biking is absolutely amazing but the challenge is the soil. We had to transport a lot of dirt to build the first phase Robertson said. For a couple reasons one for the volume of rain especially the high volumes of rain that fall in a short period of time. That required us to build a number of trail sections up and out of the ground to assist in drainage and drying of the tread. The other part is you just hit the earth. You hit a rock and its just not moving. At Crested Butte its pretty rare that you hit a rock that you cant move. But at Okemo its bedrock so we have to do a fair bit of fill with dirt to accommodate the trail. That is one of our biggest challenges where to find dirt and how do we best utilize the dirt the best that we can. Bedrock didnt factor too much into the first phase of the Evolution Mountain Bike Park but as the trail network grows and eventually expands to the summit incorporating bedrock and ledge rock will take some creativity and maybe some pages out of the design book from the most successful mountain bike park in the world Canadas Whistler-Blackcomb. One of the things that makes Whistler so awesome for mountain biking is the combination of how they used the rock and the dirt in the trail design Robertson said. Whistler has these huge rolling granite slabs but then at the base of them there are these gigantic dirt catch berms. They were able to manipulate the landscape and build it into some really cool features. Okemo Mountain first opened for skiing on January 31 1956 with two trails served by two surface lifts. The first chairlift was added in 1965. Okemos evolution over the past 60 years has transformed the mountain into a world-class winter destination. Now that the resort has ventured into mountain biking the opportunities to create a world-class mountain bike park at Okemo are endless. Let the evolution continue okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 33 Its no secret that snow-covered ski slopes are the modern-day gold in the Green Mountain State but more than 75 years before the first ski area opened in Vermont prospectors looked to strike it rich and several gold mining companies were established in the towns just north of Ludlow. While mining towns were booming in the West gold was discovered in Bridgewater and Plymouth Vermont. They quickly became the sites of gold mining camps and hotels and saloons sprung up in the true frontier style of the day. Although the specifics of historic accounts vary it is widely accepted that in 1855 William Hankerson a Forty-Niner returning home to Vermont from the gold fields of California found gold flakes and a small nugget in a brook in Plymouth. Hankerson worked alone in his search for gold and attempted to keep his find a secret but the word eventually got out. GOLD right here in the Green Mountains Within a few months Reading Pound Brook Broad Brook and Buffalo Brook were swarming with panners searching for gold. Gold was also discovered in the 1850s by Matthew Kennedy who identified gold in a vein of quartz near Daily Hollow in Bridgewater. Farmers in Plymouth and Bridgewater abandoned their fields and instead worked the nearby streams in hopes of striking it rich. Savvy farmers quickly realized the amount of gold they were finding was not as lucrative as expected but that did not deter companies like Springfield Mining Ottauquechee Mining Quartz Hill and Pioneer Gold Mining Northeastern Mining A.L. Allen Company New England Gold Mining Company New York Vermont Mining Company and Rooks Mining Company from staking their claims. Rooks Mining Company located in the southern section of Plymouth was considered the most successful. The company was formed in 1882 by a shoe salesman from New York a government agent Charles Rooks and an assayer Henry Fox who had no experience in mining but great faith in the mine. The shaft they dug extended 300 feet into the mountainside. The company reportedly earned 13000 during a six-month span in 1884 but was bankrupt by 1889. Henry Fox bought the mine and continued to search for gold for three more decades until his death in 1919. The two methods used to recover gold from streams were panning and sluicing. Using the simpler panning method prospectors shoveled a small amount of sediment into a round shallow pan and swirled it around with water so the heavier gold sank to the bottom of the pan and the lighter material was washed out. This method was very time consuming and offered poor results. A sluice was made of wooden boards about 20 inches wide and 6 to 10 inches deep. Riffles removable parallel slats with cleats of strip iron nailed 14 inch apart were often used in the bottom. Other sluices were lined with felt or carpet. By adjusting the water flow finer material was washed away leaving only pebbles and the gold. At the now-abandoned village of Plymouth Five Corners a mill and crusher were established and many prospectors TheresGoldinthose page 34 okemo magazine summer 2016 flocked to the area. The only vestiges of this once-bustling village are a cemetery and stone-lined cellar holes alongside the creeks and wooded paths. Virgil Woodcock was among the first people panning for gold in a brook running through the farm of Amos Pollard located in what is now Camp Plymouth State Park just up Route 100 from Okemo Mountain Resort. After most had given up on finding gold there he made an arrangement with Pollard to build a log dam. He built a sluice that was more than a half-mile long and retrieved 2000 worth of gold from the brook in one year. Although gold has not been discovered in large enough quantities to attract any major commercial interest many brooks still yield small quantities of placer gold flakes and particles deposited by glacial action and washed from the surrounding rocks. While sluicing requires special state permits hand panning in Vermont is allowed on state and federal land. Hand panners must secure a landowner permit to pan for gold on private land. Recreational prospectors can check with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation for regulations relating to gold panning in Vermont. Since Vermonts Yellow Fever first broke gold has been found in Addison Bennington Chittenden Lamoille Orange Orleans Rutland Washington Windham and Windsor counties. Of course gold will not be found in every stream within these counties but in spite of clear indications that no one will strike it rich searching for gold in the Green Mountain State there are still gold prospectors in Vermont. Every summer with maps and pans people in search of a few gleaming golden flakes converge on the gold-bearing rivers and streams. Adventure seekers who want to pan for riches with guaranteed results can visit Okemo Mountain Resorts Adventure Zone located beyond the courtyard of the resorts Jackson Gore Inn. Families who wind their way along the footpath past the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster Lumberin Cal Miniature Golf Course and assorted bouncy houses will cross a swaying suspension bridge that spans the Coleman Brook and enter into the shade beneath a canopy of hardwoods and fir trees. There near the waters edge Coleman Brook Mining Company welcomes visitors to try their hand at sifting for gems minerals and even fossils. After purchasing a bag of mining rough they use a screen tray and water flowing through an old-fashioned wooden sluice to reveal sparkling stones like garnets rose quartz fools gold emeralds aquamarines and others. Identification charts allow guests to recognize exactly what treasure theyve found. The best part is kids can keep all the gems minerals and fossils they find. While Vermonts gold rush did not make anyone a fortune it did make for an exciting and colorful chapter in Vermonts history. Visitors can still experience the thrill of Vermont gold rush by panning for placer gold in nearby streams or they can sample that history in the form of a family-fun summer activity at Okemos Adventure Zone GreenHillsBy Bonnie MacPherson and Chris Rueli okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 35 Abackyardasbig page 36 okemo magazine summer 2016 asamountain Okemos Jackson Gore Inn has a backyard playground as big as a mountain in fact it is a mountain. Rising up 2200 vertical feet onto the eastern slope of Okemo Mountain The Jackson Gore Inns back yard borders Okemo State Forest one of southeast Vermonts largest state forest parcels. This is a real bonus for skiers and snowboarders who can step out the door into their bindings and within a few easy strides access chairlifts that will take them to some of the finest slopes in the East. In summer too the mountain and the state forest offer a variety of outdoor adventure and recreational pursuits. By Rita Chapman Painting by Paul Stephenson okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 37 Okemo State Forest supports a wide range of activities sugaring timber production recreation wildlife habitat and provides important water quality to flood resiliency benefits said Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Lands Director Mike Fraysier. Also Okemo State Forest is a critical link in a high elevation wildlife corridor providing connectivity and habitat range to the Green Mountain National Forest to the south and west and the assemblage of state-owned and conserved lands to the north of Route 103. Okemo State Forest comprises 7466 acres containing primarily mountainous northern hardwood with sugar maple being the dominant tree species by a wide margin. Upper-elevation boreal forests are plentiful and important habitats for some songbird species not typically found in the area. Okemo State Forest is home to a large backcountry area with extensive wetlands Buttermilk Falls and the Terrible Mountain Natural Area. Recreation is a focal point in the Okemo State Forest said Fraysier. It is the main use and an asset for the public. The paved Okemo Mountain Road built in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps is one of the most popular attractions in this forest providing mo- torists hikers and bikers access to the summit. It is host to special events such as sports car hill climbs and bicycle races. During the winter this road becomes one of Okemos most popular easiest trails for skiers and snowboarders. Hiking and snowshoeing are popular activities on the three-mile long Healdville Trail that accesses the summit. A refurbished fire tower also built by the CCC provides spectacular 360-degree views for those willing to make the climb up the steel staircase. Buttermilk Falls also located within the Okemo State Forest offers a picturesque location for a swim in a cold mountain stream. Hunting for deer black bear and moose occurs in portions of the forest and two areas are designated for primitive camping.Popular winter activities include snowmobiling on groomed Vermont Association of Snow Travelers VAST trails and cross-country skiing on a section of the Catamount Trail. Alpine skiing and snowboarding takes place on 1200 acres of Okemo State Forest. In partnership with the Vermont Department of Forests Parks and Recreation Okemo Mountain Resort utilizes a parcel of the state forest for ski area development under a long-term lease. Several other Vermont ski resorts also utilize state forest and state park lands for skiing and snowboarding. Vermont was an early adopter of policies to lease public lands for ski area development and many of the existing leases and permits for ski areas on federal and state lands across the country are based on the Vermont model. Revenue from Vermonts state ski leases total more than 2.5 million annually and that revenue is dedicated exclusively to Vermont State Parks. Fraysier described the difference between a state park and a state forest. Unlike a state park that typically sees intensive recreation use and offers developed recreational facilities a state forest is a multi-use parcel of land managed for a variety of purposes. The long-range management plan for Okemo State Forest was developed in 1989 said Fraysier. Creating a management plan is a comprehensive process conducted by a district stewardship team. According to Fraysier the process includes an inventory of the forest the wildlife rare and endangered species the natural community recreation and historic and cultural features. The stewardship team also looks to the publics involvement through open meetings. This is the foundation upon Abackyardasbigasamountain - continued from page 37 - page 38 okemo magazine summer 2016 which a draft plan is developed. Management recommendations made as a result of this process fall under four categories high sensitivity areas special management areas general management areas and intensive use areas. For visitors and resort guests who want to experience the great outdoors closer to Jackson Gore Okemos Adventure Zone offers a mountain coaster zip line tours a tree-top-challenge course and assorted other attractions that can keep a family entertained for hours. At Okemos original Clock Tower base area lift-served mountain biking on specially designed trails provides an unmatched thrill. The Evolution Bike Park at Okemo includes multiple routes of varying difficulty and the Evo Bike Shop has rental bikes and all the gear needed to have a fun and safe mountain biking adventure. Golfers love Okemo too. The 18-hole championship Okemo Valley Golf Club was recently ranked the number one Best Course You Can Play in Vermont by Golfweek. Whatever the season visitors can be sure that the Jackson Gore Inns mountain-of-a-back-yard and all of Okemo Mountain Resort offers a variety of outdoor recreation in a healthy and productive forest habitat thanks to its partnership with the state of Vermont. okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 39 PEPSI and the Pepsi Globe are registered trademarks of PepsiCo Inc. OFFICIAL SOFT DRINK OF Happy Trails Whether your goal is to reach the summit during the summer season or to master the slopes during the winter months our staff is here to get you moving again. 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Established in 1996 OCC has raised close to 2 million dollars which has been used to fund feasibility studies on potential projects that will add to the vitality of Ludlow support our schoolsfunding technology in the classroom and sponsoring local students participation in programs like A World of Difference a peer training program that combats prejudice and bias and teaches effective tools to address these issues in the classroom and the community support BRACC The Black River Area Community Coalition Windsor County Youth Services Fletcher Memorial Library The Black River Academy FOLA Friends of the Ludlow Auditorium Ludlow Streetscapes and the Ludlow Garden Club. Most of the non-profit organizations that do good things within the town of Ludlow have been supported in some way or another by the Okemo Community Challenge. Join us in helping to make Ludlow a better place to live work and play For ticket information contact Joyce Washburn at 802 228-1965 Saturday January 21 2017 Good Cause First-rate Food Great Fun Okemo Community Challenge Committee Kathy Burns Diane Mueller Lisa Schmidt Joyce Washburn Leslie Stuart Kevin Barnes Homes Garages Kitchens Flooring Windows Doors Hardware BUILDING SOLUTION PROVIDERS www.lavalleys.com Guaranteed Low Prices Quality Products Professional Staff Rutland VT Ludlow VT okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 45 discover beyondokemovalley front Okemo Mountain Resort Summer 2016 Take a Hike Well-marked wooded trails and seldom-traveled roads offer walking and hiking adventures for all abilities. Even minimal efforts can be rewarded with sweeping vistas and unique glimpses into the natural wonders that abound. MOUNTAIN ROAD AND OKEMO SKI TRAILS The four-mile mostly paved Mountain Road is a popular route to the summit and is open to vehicles during the summer. Its a short hike to Okemos historic fire tower from the summit parking area. And the 360-degree views from the tower are well worth the climb up the stairs. Hike up some of your favorite ski trails that intersect Mountain Road switchbacks for a cardio challenge. THE HEALDVILLE TRAIL Departing from the west side of Okemo Mountain at the site of the former Healdville train station in Mt. Holly this moderately challenging hike ascends 2200 feet over three miles to the summit of Okemo. Spectacular views to the east and south are your reward. THE VISTA TRAIL This 1.5-mile hike is a great loop on the east side of Echo Lake and is located at Camp Plymouth State Park 7 miles from Ludlow off Route 100 North. Turn onto Plymouth Tyson Road at the Echo Lake Inn follow 1 mile to Boy Scout Camp Road and turn left to Camp Plymouth State Park. Admission fee Memorial Day to Labor Day. Visit vtstateparks.com. VERMONT COUNTRY STORE NATURE TRAIL The Vermont Country Store welcomes visitors to its nature trail in Weston. This pathway leads through woods and meadows past trees and wildflowers. The stops along the trail show interesting features about the history of the land natural features and help to answer questions about how and why the landscape arrived at is current appearance. For more information about hiking in Vermont visit the Green Mountain Club at greenmountainclub.org the Appalachian Mountain Club at outdoors.org or learn about the Green Mountain National Forest at fs.fed.us. page 46 okemo magazine summer 2016 There are lots of ways to enjoy the water in Okemo Valley swimming paddling tubing and boating or try your luck at fishing. The Spring House Pool and Fitness Center at Okemos Jackson Gore features a recreational swimming pool for aquatic family fun with designated times for lap swimming. A childs splash pool with a whimsical frog slide and fountain features is especially popular with toddlers. Guests of the Inn can enjoy a sun-drenched outdoor pool and hot tub too. Camp Plymouth State Park located minutes from the village of Ludlow on the eastern shore of Echo Lake is one of four lovely lakes just up Route 100. The park features a large picnic area play area sandy beach horseshoe pits concession and boat rentals. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Call 802 228-2025 for more information. Buttermilk Falls is known as one of the great swimming holes in southern Vermont. The lower falls rise 20 feet and the upper portion about 15 feet with large pools below both. There is an easy trail that leads down to the falls. Located north of Ludlow off Route 103 on Buttermilk Falls Road. Park along the roadside near the end of the road. Say Cheese Plot a course for curds and whey with the Vermont Cheese Trail Map. Half of Vermonts 1.3 billion generated by the dairy industry is attributed to the sale of cheese. And its not all Vermont cheddar The Vermont Cheese Council is comprised of 45 members who make 150 varieties of artisan and farmstead cheese. Many welcome visitors to view the cheese-making process as it happens and many offer samples and shops for stocking up on favorites. Visit vtcheese.comcheesetrail.htm. Vermont Covered Bridges A trip to Vermont could hardly be considered complete without seeing a covered bridge. Vermont has more than 100 covered bridges ranging from small constructions over country streams to the longest two-span covered bridge in the world. Pack a picnic and take to the road. The covered bridges of Vermont await you. Rock on The Vermont Marble Trail is a driving tour along the geological marble corridor running the length of western Vermont. This tour of historical artistic and cultural experiences visits towns and villages where marble was quarried manufactured and utilized. Vermonts diverse marble beds have been used to create some of the finest buildings and works of art around the world. p MakeaSplash Find Your Trail okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 47 Kathy Burns Broker ABR CRS GRI RSPS Kevin Barnes Realtor Sales Associate CIPS Sarah Sheehan Realtor Sales Associate Alyson Blodgett Winterplace Broker ABR RSPS In order to remain one of the top real estate agencies in the Okemo area Vermont Properties has taken a tremendous step to secure that position for many years to come. We are excited to announce that as of April 15 2016 Vermont Properties has become an affiliate of William Raveis Real Estate the largest family-owned real estate company in the northeast. This association creates a combined 70 years of experience in the real estate business and we believe that a William Raveis affiliation is the perfect fit for Vermont Properties. Both companies while growing at tremendous rates still hold on to the family and community values that make us strong and successful. These sentiments are echoed by Kathy Burns OwnerBroker of Vermont Properties. She has built her business on these same core values. Take care of your family and community conduct business in an honest and transparent manner and always do the right thing. Kathy Alyson Kevin and Sarah will continue to work for their customers in the years to come. People will still be able to rely on this incredible team just as they always have to provide the best possible real estate experience. This affiliation will create incredible opportunities for our clients and customers. We are not changing the way we do business says Kathy simply creating opportunities for present and future customers. Vermont Properties has successfully represented the LudlowOkemo area for over 18 years. In 1987 Kathy Burns along with her husband Scott moved to Ludlow and began her real estate career. Her first project was working with her husband on a development on Okemo Mountain. Both Kathy and Scott are proud to have been involved in several developments on Okemo and the surrounding area. Being part of and serving this community has been a great joy both personally and professionally. We are excited to embark on this new journey and look forward to the opportunities ahead A Letter from the Vermont Properties Team Dear Clients and Customers Sincerely The Vermont Properties Team As a family business we are creating a legacy of values for our future business family that are as powerful as the tools and innovative ideas that have helped us become a leader in the real estate industry. - William Raveis Shop like you meanit Shoppers enjoy fine boutiques art galleries and novelty stores located in the village of Ludlow and beyond. Vermont is home to some fine designer outlets and premium factory stores. Vermont-made products like maple syrup pottery jewelry and fine crafts make great gifts and keepsakes. Farm Stands and Farmers Markets Okemo Valley is host to farmers markets throughout the growing season and local farm stands offer a fine selection of field-fresh produce. The Ludlow Farmers Market takes place on the front lawn of Okemo Mountain School every Friday afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m. all summer long. Visit Londonderry for the West River Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays or Rutlands Depot Park every Tuesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purchase direct from local farmers and enjoy fresh produce Vermont products baked goods and more Visit vtfma.org for locations statewide. General Stores and Country Stores No trip to Vermont is complete without a visit to a general store where the unspoken motto is if you cant find it you dont need it. Visitors who explore the back roads and small towns of the state are sure to find treasures like Shrewsburys Pierces General Store or F.H. Gillingham Sons General Store in Woodstock. The famous Vermont Country Store in Weston and Rockingham invites visitors to enjoy a leisurely stroll down memory lane. They can wander the aisles stocked to the rafters with penny candy Vermont maple syrup cheeses from neighboring farmsteads personal care remedies household problem-solvers and more. Fiber Arts in Vermont Six Loose Ladies Gallery and Fiber Store Located on the Green in Proctorsville Fiber Arts in Vermont is a non-profit membership organization that supports and encourages all creative fiber arts provides a wide range of educational opportunities and operates a yarn shop with a sense of humor. The Craft and Gift Shoppe at Fletcher Farm Browse a variety of handcrafted items made by members of the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen Inc.These items include stained glass sterling silver polymer clay jewelry wooden boxes primitive dolls decorative dining accessories marbleized silk scarves and paper products patchwork quilts and much more. Open through mid-October 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visit fletcherfarm.org. Antiquing Vermont is an antique lovers dream A quick check of local listings shows nearly 100 options from Weston to Woodstock and everywhere in between. Quechee has one of the largest antique malls in the state and Chester offers several options. Visit vermontada.com to learn more. discover beyondokemovalley front okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 49 802-228-1835 O K E M O . C O M W E D D I N G S Photo by Adam Frehm LoveBuzzPhoto.com WEDDINGS FAMILY REUNIONS CORPORATE OUTINGS okemo.com 802-228-1600 Ludlow VT Summer 2016 itsokemotime itsyourtime toplay Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster Sawyers Sweep Zipline Tour Segway PT Tour Climbing Wall AMP Energy Big Air Bag Haulback Challenge Course The Maples at Okemo Disc Golf Course Lumberin Cal Miniature Golf Stump Jumper Bungee Trampoline Coleman Brook Mining Co. Bouncy House The Spring House Pool Scenic Chairlift Rides OKEMO MOUNTAIN Friday July 8 730 pm JACKSON GORE COURTYARD OKEMO MOUNTAIN RESORT LUDLOW VT Presented by M O U N T A I N R E S O R T 2016 TOUR SUMMER FESTIVAL 802-228-2311 www.TheHatcheryVT.com 164 Main Street Ludlow VT Serving Breakfast and Lunch A CountryUrban Cafe page 50 okemo magazine summer 2016 Step back in time discover beyondokemovalley frontBlack River Academy Museum in Ludlow The Black River Academy was chartered in 1835. Among its illustrious alumni is Calvin Coolidge 30th president of the United States. The building became a museum in 1972. It features a turn-of-the-century schoolroom exhibits of furniture clothing quilts china paintings and more. Visit bramvt.org. Fletcher Memorial Library in Ludlow Named one of Vermonts loveliest libraries Fletcher Memorial hides its charms quietly behind a sturdy brick exterior facing the Village Green in Ludlow. The inside comes as a pleasant surprise with vaulted ceilings gilded with Dutch metal. Allen Fletcher who later became Governor of Vermont built the library in 1901. Visit fmlnews.org. Calvin Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth The birthplace and boyhood home of Calvin Coolidge is one of the best-preserved presidential birthplaces in the nation. The small Vermont hill town is virtually unchanged since August 3 1923 when in the old family homestead Vice President Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States. Nearby is Coolidge State Park part of a statewide system of historic sites owned and operated by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. Visit historicsites.vermont.gov.directoryCoolidge. The Museums of Weston These treasures in the heart of Weston are perfectly preserved to provide much more than a glimpse into life in the early 19th century. Open to the public the buildings are staffed and maintained solely by volunteers from Weston. At the Farrar-Mansur House visitors can learn how cooking was done on wood fires in the fireplace how rocking chairs were designed to help moms hold babies how beds were warmed in winter using stones. The Old Mill is a grist mill operated by the power of water to do many tough tasks. The third building is the towns first firehouse. Visit weston-vermont.com. Billings Farm Museum in Woodstock Visitors of all ages can experience the livestock agricultural programs and history of a working Vermont dairy farm. Step back in time and tour the manicured grounds and the 1890 farmhouse that has been carefully restored to its 19th century heyday. Each season features a series of activities and special events with farm-life exhibits plus activities and events for children. Visit billingsfarm.org. okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 51 okemovalleysummerevents June 10 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy free music cold beer and a delicious barbecue every Friday evening all summer long July 2 Okemos Great American Party presented by SouthFace Village at Okemo The best place to celebrate the 4th with great music all-American barbecue and lots of fun and games for the entire family October 8 Okemos Fall into Winter Celebration presented by Lipton Tea Celebrate the change of seasons with live music food games a crafters market and fun August 5-7 Okemos Annual Hops in the Hills Beer Wine Festival presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Sample more than 50 craft beers ciders and wines while enjoying live music great food and fine crafts Okemo Mountain Resort Summer 2016 page 52 okemo magazine summer 2016 May 29 Okemo Valley Golf Club Free Junior Clinics Every Sunday 1 to 2 p.m. through June 5. Instructors cover a different topic each week. Call 802 228-1396. June 2 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics Every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. through July 28. Instructors cover a different topic each week. 10 per clinic or 75 for all 10. Call 802 228-1396. June 4 FOLA Free Movie Night Wild Friends of Ludlow Auditorium a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the Ludlow Auditorium for the benefit and entertainment of the people of Ludlow the surrounding Black River area and its visitors continues its free film series this summer. Movies are shown in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Depot Street starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. June 4 Strolling of the Heifers This Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Event centered around the annual parade in Brattleboro Vt. features beautifully groomed young bovines led by future farmers. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and includes other animals tractors bands and floats. In addition enjoy a Friday evening street fair Saturday Slow Living Expo and Sunday farm-to-farm Tour de Heifer cycling rides.Call 802 246-0982 or visit strollingoftheheifers.com. June 5 Okemo Valley Golf Club Free Junior Clinics Final session in this series 1 to 2 p.m. Instructors cover a different topic each week. Call 802 228-1396. 802 228 3705 .gassettsgroup. 7 Bridge St. LudlowVt. Designers and Builders Of Fine Homes Design New Construction Additions Renovations Cabinetry Project Management G R O U P Looking to make a fresh start gg okemo summer 16Layout 4 33116 1016 AM Page 1 okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 53 June 5 12 19 26 Ice Cream Sundays at Billings Farm Museum June is Dairy Month Lend a hand making and sampling delicious ice cream at noon and 2 p.m. while learning the history and science of this dairy treat. Woodstock Vt. Call 802 457-2355. June 9 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics Every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. through July 28. Instructors cover a different topic each week. 10 per clinic. Call 802 228-1396. summerevents LUDLOW PHARMACY Okemo Marketplace RT 103 Ludlow VT 802-228-2500 Postage Paid Prescriptions by Mail to All Other Locations SmilinStevesSmilinSteves www.smilinsteve.com Full Service Pharmacy All Major Prescription Plans Accepted Free Local Delivery Vermont Maple Syrup - Vermont Products page 54 okemo magazine summer 2016 June 10 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests Rick Redington and the Luv from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard at Okemo Mountain Resort. Pack the lawn chairs or picnic blankets and bring the family to enjoy live music and an outdoor barbecue every Friday night throughout the summer. Call 802 228-1600. June 11 The Vermont Epic New Englands Toughest Cycling Weekend Rides include the annual B2VT a 130-plus mile ride from Bedford Mass. to Okemo Mountain Resort. New this year the VT Monster a 70-mile Gravel Grinder and the VT40 a 40-mile recreational ride. Visit vtepic.com. June 16 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics Every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. through July 28. Instructors cover a different topic each week. 10 per clinic. Call 802 228-1396. June 17 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests Gypsy Reel from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard at Okemo Mountain Resort. Pack the lawn chairs or picnic blankets and bring the family to enjoy live music and an outdoor barbecue every Friday night throughout the summer. Call 802 228-1600. June 24 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests 2ADAM12 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard at Okemo Mountain Resort. Pack the lawn chairs or picnic blankets and bring the family to enjoy live music and an outdoor barbecue every Friday night throughout the summer. Call 802 228-1600. June 23 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics Every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. through July 28. Instructors cover a different topic each week. 10 per clinic. Call 802 228-1396. BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOMES New Construction Starting at 269000 okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 55 June 24-July 10 Schoolhouse Rock Live at Weston Playhouse The Emmy Award-winning cartoon series that taught children history grammar math science and politics through clever tuneful songs is instructing a whole new generation to Do The Circulations on Westons OtherStages this summer With its infectious energy and classic sing-along numbers Schoolhouse Rock Live is fun for the whole family. Call 802 824-5288 or visit westonplayhouse.org. June 25 Okemo Bicycle Hill Climb A challenging 5.8 mile uphill bike race along Route 103 and Mountain Road to the top of Okemo Mountain. Based at Jackson Gore this event is affiliated with the Bike Up Mountain Points Series BUMPS 11 uphill races held throughout New England. Through the Hill Climb the Ludlow Rotary hopes to increase community awareness and support of its charities. Visit hillclimbseries.com. June 26 Okemo Valley Golf Club Junior Clinics Every Sunday 1 to 2 p.m. through August 7. 10 per clinic or 50 for all. Instructors cover a different topic each week. Call 802 228-1396. June 28-July 16 Man of La Mancha at Weston Playhouse Based on The Adventures of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes this epic musical adventure is the winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical. Join Don Quixote played by Treat Williams as he woos the serving wench Aldonza and fights to restore chivalry to the world. Directed by Broadways legendary Wayne Cilento A Chorus Line Wicked this classic tale will inspire you to Dream the Impossible Dream. Call 802 824-5288 or visit westonplayhouse.org. June 30 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics Every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. through July 28. Instructors cover a different topic each week. 10 per clinic. Call 802 228-1396. July 1 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests Studio 2 The Beatles Tribute from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard at Okemo Mountain Resort. Pack the lawn chairs or picnic blankets and bring the family to enjoy live music and an outdoor barbecue every Friday night throughout the summer. Call 802 228-1600. summerevents capeair.com 800-CAPE-AIR Get here at peak speed. Enjoy fast flights and easy connections. Blo Rutland Boston White Plains Easy ground transport included. Lebanon NYC Enjoy the ride. Open 7 Days - Family Medicine Walk-in Care 1 Elm Street Ludlow VT 802-228-8867 www.springfieldmed.org Okemo Mag 2015_Layout 1 41515 333 PM Page 1 page 56 okemo magazine summer 2016 TYGARTMOUNTAINSPORTSGMAIL.COM WWW.TYGARTMOUNTAINSPORTS.COM Located in the Okemo Market Place Plaza directly across from the Okemo Access Road 802.228.5440 Check out our website for a full list of services we offer Stop in today and let us help set you up for your next adventure BIKE KAYAK CANOE AND SUP RENTALS The Okemo Areas ONLY full service ski and bike shop offering sales service and rentals summerevents July 2 Okemos Great American Party As American as Apple Pie Celebrate freedom and the holiday weekend with the best party of the summer. Okemos Jackson Gore courtyard will be transformed into an all-American backyard barbecue with live music games a hot-dog-eating contest frosty-cold beverages and fresh-from-the-grill burgers hot dogs plus lots more. Okemos Adventure Zone will be open with zipline tours miniature golf Segway PT tours a treetop challenge course and mountain coaster. Families are welcome and all attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Party-goers can also opt for full-service dining with al fresco seating at Jackson Gores Coleman Brook Tavern. Admission is free and the party runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fees are charged for Adventure Zone food and games. Call 802 228-1600. July 2 Craft Festival at Fletcher Farm School for the Arts Crafts An annual craft event showcasing the work of 60 of New Englands finest artists and craftsmen from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food and refreshments available. Call 802 228-8770 or visit FletcherFarm.org. July 3 Okemo Valley Golf Club Junior Clinics Every Sunday 1 to 2 p.m. through August 7. 10 per clinic or 50 for all. Instructors cover a different topic each week. Call 802 228-1396. July 4 President Calvin Coolidge Birthday Celebration Selected as a Top 10 Summer Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Plymouths July 4th celebration commemorates the nations birth as well as the only U.S. President born on Independence Day.The day begins at 10 a.m. with a Naturalization Ceremony the induction of new U.S. citizens. At noon march with the Vermont National Guard to the cemetery where a wreath from the White House is placed at the Presidents gravesite.Afternoon activities include a barbecue at the Wilder House Restaurant a marathon reading of Coolidges autobiography in the village church and horse-drawn wagon rides. Call 802 672-3773 or visit HistoricSites.Vermont.gov. Route 100A Plymouth Vt. ock Island okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 57 summerevents July 7 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics Every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. through July 28. Instructors cover a different topic each week. 10 per clinic. Call 802 228-1396. July 7-Aug. 25 Belmont Music on the Green Summer Concert Series Free and open to the public this popular music series features a different local musical artist every Thursday evening through July and August. Watch the summer sun set over Belmont while listening to wonderful music on the Belmont Green starting at 7 p.m. July 8 Vermont Symphony Orchestra presented by Mary W Davis Realtor Associates Inc. and Okemo Mountain Resort An evening of great symphony music with a scenic mountain backdrop. This years theme is Wanderlust. Pack your passport in your picnic basket and join the VSO for a whirlwind tour of 11 countries five continents and beyond. From the Great Wall to a gypsy encampment to a hacienda to the far reaches of the universe our music will transport you The travelogue concludes with the 1812 Overture marches and a fanfare of fireworks. Grounds open at 530 p.m. for the 730 p.m. concert. Advance tickets are available online at okemo.com. Tickets are 31 in advance or 36 at the door. Kids under 18 are free in advance or 12 at the door. Lawn chairs and picnic blankets are welcome for seating. Plan for dinner before the show at Coleman Brook Tavern or enjoy an outdoor barbecue with beer and wine available. July 9 FOLA Free Movie Night The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Friends of Ludlow Auditorium a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the Ludlow Auditorium for the benefit and entertainment of the people of Ludlow the surrounding Black River area and its visitors continues its free film series this summer. Movies are shown in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Depot Street starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. July 9 The Grafton Food Festival This annual food-lovers event celebrating local food and farms in southern Vermont features regional food and beverage vendors with tastings cooking demonstrations farmers market tables and a childrens cookingcompetition. Call the Grafton Inn at 802 843-2231 orvisit graftonfoodfestival.com. page 58 okemo magazine summer 2016 summerevents July 10 Okemo Valley Golf Club Junior Clinics Every Sunday 1 to 2 p.m. through August 7. 10 per clinic. Instructors cover a different topic each week. Call 802 228-1396. July 12-15 Okemo Valley Golf Club Junior Camp Ages 10-15. Daily from 9 to 11 a.m. 175 for four-day program. Call 802 228-1396. July 14 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics Every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. through July 28. Instructors cover a different topic each week. 10 per clinic. Call 802 228-1396. Contact your local Timberpeg Independent Representative today to get started Tony Ciufo Inc. w Ludlow VT 802.228.7522 w infotonyciufo.com Designing and building custom timber frame dream homes for over 40 years. Visit our website for photos and to take a virtual tour of this and more homes. 800.636.2424 w TIMBERPEG.COM Mention this ad when you contact us and well send you a complimentary brochure. Family. Food. Fun 180 0 ROUTE 7. DA NBY VT 802 293-9200 WWW.OTT E RCRE E KFUNCENTE R.COM State of the art miniature golf Arcade with redemption prizes Great food for the whole family Open all year 7 days a week vtprop.com 802-228-8877 STUNNING SOLITUDE SKI HOME Enjoy country charm and stylish beauty in this distinctive home with slopeside courtyard. Expansive views of the action on the slopes and of the Okemo Valley below. okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 59 Willie Dunns Grille is the perfect setting to enjoy a fun pub atmosphere or fine patio dining all overlooking the Okemo Valley Golf Club. Willies is open every day from 11 AM until dusk and is also available for private parties or corporate events. At Okemo Valley Golf Club 7 Fox Lane Ludlow www.okemo.com 802 228-1387 IN THE ARCHWAY AT JACKSON GORE 802 228-1450 Mountain Outfitters at Jackson Gore has everything you need for a jam-packed day of summer fun. Enjoy a day on the lake with a kayak or paddle board take a spin on our bikes or pick up a game of Kan Jam to play in the courtyard. Plus our disc golf pro shop carries top-of-the-line discs and accessories page 60 okemo magazine summer 2016 summerevents July 14-31 Forever at Weston Playhouse Pulitzer finalist Dael Orlandersmith seen in her one-woman tour de force Stoop Stories on Westons OtherStages in 2014 returns with a celebrated and provocative new work. In this uplifting exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose Orlandersmith travels to the famed Pre Lachaise Cemetery in Paris where by the graves of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison she finds unexpected grace in a gripping tale of the legacy a daughter inherits from her mother. Call 802 824-5288 or visit westonplayhouse.org. July 15 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests Cold Chocolate from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard at Okemo Mountain Resort. Pack the lawn chairs or picnic blankets and bring the family to enjoy live music and an outdoor barbecue every Friday night throughout the summer. Call 802 228-1600. 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For tee time reservations or membership info call the Tater Hill Pro-Shop at 802-875-2517 or visit okemo.comtaterhill M O U N T A I N R E S O R T Where Casual Golf is Serious Fun. A better way to come home. Bensonwood designs and builds durable high-performance homes throughout North America. Our master craftsmanship and off-site fabrication ensure that every distinct Bensonwood home and structure delivers lasting elegance and value. Learn more bensonwood.com 603 756-3600. fireplace half ad 7x4.875 v3.indd 1 442016 82708 AM page 62 okemo magazine summer 2016 summerevents July 17 Okemo Valley Golf Club Junior Clinics Every Sunday 1 to 2 p.m. through August 7. 10 per clinic. Instructors cover a different topic each week. Call 802 228-1396. July 17 National Ice Cream Day at Billings Farm Museum Help make and sample four flavors of ice cream to celebrate the great American dessert. Horse-drawn wagon rides. Route 12 and River Road Woodstock Vt. Call 802 457-2355. July 21-30 Round and Round the Garden at Weston Playhouse Go for a fun-filled romp around the garden in the third play of Alan Ayckbourns comic trilogy The Norman Conquests. See one or all three plays as Weston collaborates with Dorset Theatre Festival and Northern Stage to produce the entire trilogy. Hilarious yet deeply human this comedy will have you aching with laughter as you uncover the secrets swirling around an English country house on a summer weekend. Call 802 824-5288 or visit westonplayhouse.org. www.JavaBabas.com 57 Pond Street Okemo Marketplace Ludlow VT vtprop.com 802-228-8877 NEW WINTERPLACE TOWNHOUSE Five-bedroom luxury townhouse to be built at Winterplace on Okemo Featuring a spacious floor plan five bedrooms deck with beautiful long-range views and direct ski access. LIKENESS ONLY LIKENESS ONLY okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 63 summerevents July 21 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics Every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. through July 28. Instructors cover a different topic each week. 10 per clinic. Call 802 228-1396. July 22 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests Satin and Steel from 6-9 p.m. in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard at Okemo Mountain Resort. Pack the lawn chairs or picnic blankets and bring the family to enjoy live music and an outdoor barbecue every Friday night throughout the summer. Call 802 228-1600. July 23 10th annual Mount Holly Garden Tour Visit the beautiful high-altitude gardens in lovely Mount Holly. Enjoy a self-guided tour starting at the Community Center. Tickets and a map of the garden sites can be purchased the day of the tour at the Mount Holly Library and Community Center on the Green in Belmont for 12 children 12 and under are free. 930 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 802 259-2562. July 24 Okemo Blueberry Fest presented by SouthFace Village at Okemo Celebrate all things blueberry. Start the day with a blueberry pancake brunch in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard followed by live music games local vendors a pie eating contest and nearby blueberry picking conditions permitting. July 24 Okemo Valley Golf Club Junior Clinics Every Sunday 1 to 2 p.m. through August 7. 10 per clinic. Instructors cover a different topic each week. Call 802 228-1396. July 24 Hay Day at Billings Farm Museum Spend a summer day in the farm fields where youll see traditional haying techniques including cutting raking and tedding with the farms draft horses and equipment. Quench your thirst with a sample of switchel the haymakers drink. Especially for families penny-in-the-haystack making scarecrows puppets and clothespin horses horse-drawn wagon rides farm programs and activities. Woodstock Vt. Call 802 457-2355. July 28 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics 4 to 5 p.m. The final clinic in the summer series that covers a different topic each week. 10. Call 802 228-1396. page 64 okemo magazine summer 2016 July 29 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard at Okemo Mountain Resort. Pack the lawn chairs or picnic blankets and bring the family to enjoy live music and an outdoor barbecue every Friday night throughout the summer. Call 802 228-1600. July 31 Okemo Valley Golf Club Junior Clinics Every Sunday 1 to 2 p.m. through August 7. 10 per clinic. Instructors cover a different topic each week. Call 802 228-1396. Aug. 4-20 Mamma Mia at Weston Playhouse The Vermont premiere of one of Broadways longest-running hits and seen on the big screen. The ultimate feel-good musical Mamma Mia unfolds on a Greek island paradise.A daughters quest to discover her fathers identity brings three men from her mothers past to the island they visited together 20 years earlier. ABBAs storytelling songs propel this journey filled with love laughter and dancing in the aisles. Call 802 824-5288 or visit westonplayhouse.org. Aug. 5-7 Okemos Annual Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Named a Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Summer Event. Sample more than 50 craft beers and ciders from area brewers and enjoy a selection of fine wines as well. The festival showcases a great lineup of live music craft vendors tasty food options and the great outdoors at Okemos Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. Okemos Adventure Zone offers zipline tours miniature golf Segway PT tours a treetop challenge course and mountain coaster. Beer pairing dinners will be offered Friday and Saturday evening. On Saturday local restaurants will vie for the title of Okemo Valley Chicken Wing Champion with the winner determined by attendee votes. Friday 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 802 228-1600 or visit okemo.com. COMPLETE WASTE RECYCLING SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR HOME BUSINESS SCHOOL OR TOWN Zero-Sort Recycling Convenient Curbside Pickup Easy Dumpster Rentals Dependable Local Service Containers 2-40 Yards Trash Recycling Compactors Online Bill Pay Free Business Waste Analysis CURBSIDE TRASH RECYCLING COMMERCIAL TRASH RECYCLING EASY CONVENIENT DUMPSTER RENTALS 888-852-2151 casella.com fb.comZeroSort okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 65 J A C K S O N G O R E Presented by Summer Music Series Free outdoor concerts Fridays from 6 9 PM during the summer months. Enjoy hot music sweet BBQ ice-cold drinks and a nightly raffle for prizes from our supporting sponsor. 2 0 1 6 S U M M E R S C H E D U L E O K E M O . C O M I T S O K E M O T I M E M O U N T A I N R E S O R T J U N E 1 0 J U N E 1 7 J U N E 2 4 J U LY 1 J U LY 1 5 J U LY 2 2 J U LY 2 9 AU G U S T 1 2 AU G U S T 1 9 AU G U S T 2 6 S E P T E M B E R 2 Rick Redington The Luv Gypsy Reel 2ADAM12 Studio Two Cold Chocolate Satin and Steel Jenni Johnson the Jazz Junketeers Dr. T and the Versatiles Tony Lee Thomas Band Chris Kleeman CK3 summerevents Aug. 6 Plymouth Old Home Day A tradition dating to the early 1900s Plymouth Old Home Day includes a reenactment of Calvin Coolidges Homestead Inaugural horse-drawn wagon rides chicken barbecue old-time music sheep shearing traditional craft demonstrations and historic childrens games.10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 802 672-3773 or visit HistoricSites.Vermont.gov. Route 100A Plymouth Vt. Aug. 6 FOLA Free Movie Night Ex Machina Friends of Ludlow Auditorium a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the Ludlow Auditorium for the benefit and entertainment of the people of Ludlow the surrounding Black River area and its visitors continues its free film series this summer. Movies are shown in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Depot Street starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Aug. 6 Mount Holly Square Dance Professional Caller Lou Flego will have you tapping your toes and kicking up your heels getting you to do square dance moves you never thought you could or would Dance away the evening in the Belmont crossroads starting at 8 p.m. The Belmont Store will be open for the evening. Rain date is Sunday August 7. Aug. 6 7 The 55th Annual Summer Art in the Park The Chaffee Art Center festival features fine artists and craftspeople Vermont vineyards breweries distilleries specialty foods kids activities and musical entertainment. Rain or shine in Main Street Park at the junction of Routes 4 and 7 in Rutland Vt. Aug. 7 Okemo Valley Golf Club Junior Clinics final session of the series 1 to 2 p.m. 10 per clinic. Instructors cover a different topic each week. Call 802 228-1396. Aug. 7 Billings Farm Museum Antique Tractor Day Tractors made between the 1920s and the 1960s will be displayed from 10 a.m. to 330 p.m. by the proud and talented folks who restored them. The tractor parade at 1 p.m. includes restoration details and historical information. Tractor-drawn wagon rides and tractor activities for children include the popular tractor sandbox. Woodstock Vt. Call 802 457-2355 or visit billingsfarm.org. page 66 okemo magazine summer 2016 Aug. 9 Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Annual Winter in August Celebration The annual event recognizes the positive economic impact of the ski industry on the Rutland region and Vermont. This taste-of-Vermont block party on Merchants Row in downtown Rutland invites attendees to sample local restaurants specialties and vote for the best. 5 to 8 p.m. 10 admission. Okemo Mountain Resort was the recipient of the Best Taste Award in 2013. Call 802-773-2747. Aug. 11-Sept. 4 Murder for Two at Weston Playhouse Classic musical comedy meets madcap murder mystery in this theatrical whodunit featuring two actors playing 13 roles. Small-town cop Marcus Moscowicz tries desperately to prove his sleuthing skills and solve the murder of the Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney before the real detective shows up. This hilarious mixture of music and mayhem arrives fresh from its extended Off Broadway run Call 802 824-5288 or visit westonplayhouse.org. Aug. 12 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests Dr. T and the Versatiles from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard at Okemo Mountain Resort. Pack the lawn chairs or picnic blankets and bring the family to enjoy live music and an outdoor barbecue every Friday night throughout the summer. Call 802 228-1600. Aug. 13 Harpoon Brewery Point-to-Point Bike Ride A cycling fundraiser ride 25 50 or 100 miles to benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Riders enjoy a beautiful ride through the state of Vermont and end at the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor for a hot shower a barbecue Harpoon beer and live music. Windsor Vt. Visit harpoonpointtopoint.com. Aug. 13 The 100 on 100 Relay Okemo is the finish line for this 100-mile relay running race that ends with a great party at Okemos Ice House at Jackson Gore. Registration for the six-person-team relay is online at 100on100.org and fills up fast. Special lodging discounts are available to participants and volunteers by calling 802 434-5644. Aug. 19 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guest Tony Lee Thomas from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard at Okemo Mountain Resort. Pack the lawn chairs or picnic blankets and bring the family to enjoy live music and an outdoor barbecue every Friday night throughout the summer. Call 802 228-1600. Aug. 20 FOLA Silent Movie Festival Step back in time with Metropolis a 1927 German expressionist epic science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. It is regarded as a pioneering work of the science fiction genre in movies being among the first feature-length movies of the genre. The festival is free donations are appreciated. The Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Depot Street starting at 7 p.m. Featuring over 150 artists the perfect place to find that unique gift for the artful home and garden. Home of the Silver Spoon Studio where vintage silverware becomes unique sculpture jewelry and artful objects. 44 Depot Street Ludlow VT 802 228-4753 silverwareart.com depotstreetgallery.com An Ever-Changing Abundance of Art and Fine Craft DepotSt okemo 12depot ok 82715 1230 PM Page 1 okemo.com 802-228-1600 page 67 summerevents Aug. 20 21 Heritage Chicken Days at Billings Farm Museum Learn about a variety of heritage chicken breeds and their unique traits. Fun facts about chickens and eggs. Childrens games and crafts. Woodstock Vt. Call 802 457-2355 or visit billingsfarm.org. Aug. 20 Craft Festival at Fletcher Farm School for the Arts Crafts An annual craft event showcasing the work of 60 of New Englands finest artists and craftsmen from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food and refreshments available. Call 802 228-8770 or visit FletcherFarm.org. Aug. 25-Sept. 4 All My Sons at Weston Playhouse Tensions ignite as family secrets are revealed in the fiery drama that won Arthur Miller the first Tony Award for playwriting. In the tradition of the Greek tragedies the play unfolds over a single day as Joe Keller a decent hard-working man is forced to accept responsibility for a past action freeing his son from a life of guilt and persecution. Produced in partnership with the Flynn Center. Call 802 824-5288 or visit westonplayhouse.org. Aug. 26 Jackson Gore Summer Music Se- ries presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guest Chris Kleeman from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard at Okemo Mountain Resort. Pack the lawn chairs or picnic blankets and bring the family to enjoy live music and an outdoor barbecue every Friday night throughout the summer. Call 802 228-1600. Aug. 27 28 Okemo Valley Antique Classic Car Show Presented by Springfield Buick GMC cars from the 1910s to 1989 will be represented and judged. Car enthusiasts novices family and friends will have the opportunity to view antique and classic cars. Vote in the Peoples Choice awards at Fletcher Farms School for the Arts Crafts Route 103 in Ludlow. General Admission 5 per car. Rain or shine. Call 802 228-5830. Sept. 2 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy the seasons final free lawn concert with musical guests CK3 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard at Okemo Mountain Resort. Pack the lawn chairs or picnic blankets and bring the family to enjoy live music and an outdoor barbecue every Friday night throughout the summer. Call 802 228-1600. Rich in history. Elegant upgrades. 595000. 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Sept. 3 4 The Plymouth Folk Blues Concerts A highlight of the Labor Day weekend Plymouths annual concerts feature stars from Vermont and nationally known musicians.Wagon rides on Saturday childrens crafts and face painting both days.The concerts are free and donations are suggested.2 to 5p.m.Route 100A Plymouth. Visit plymouthfolk.com for more details. Sept. 4 Mount Holly Community Assoc. Cabaret An evening of soft jazz in the Library and Community Center located at the Belmont crossroads. The incomparable vocalist Alexa Fila and jazz bassist Joe Solomon will weave their magic EXCAVATING INC. Visit us online to learn more of what we can do for you. No job is too big or too small... 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Sept. 10 The Vermont Golden Honey Fest Busy-bee fun at a small-town festival with local crafters artists and restaurants especially those featuring honey or the honeybee on the spacious lawns of Golden Stage Inn in Proctorsville.Enjoy live music and kids activities 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission.This is a Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Fall Event. Call 802 226-7744 or visit GoldenStageInn.com. Sept. 11 GreatVermontMac Cheese Challenge Attendees can sample macaroni and cheese prepared by top chefs and restaurants from around the region. Tickets are 15 in advance or 20 at the door. Harpoon beer available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Vermont Foodbank and Sustainable Woodstock. Artisans Park at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor Vt. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit vtmacandcheese.com. Sept. 16-20 The Vermont State Fair in Rutland Entertainment rides events music concerts tractor pulls agricultural exhibits farm animals veggie and floral exhibits maple sugar house and dairy barn grandstand attractions midway and more Call 802 775-5200 or visit vermontstatefair.net. Sept. 24 Peru Fair This pig-themed country fair celebrating its 35th year kicks off with The March of the Porkers Parade and continues throughout the day with an organic pig roast live music a magic show food and craft vendors. 6 admission 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit perufair.org. Sept. 26-27 Forest Festival Weekend Explore the Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock in its fall glory while exploring forest history ecology and art. Horse-drawn wagon rides woodworking and portable sawmill demonstrations hikes with foresters wood crafts for kids and more 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Park admission and activities free. Oct. 1 FOLA Free Movie Night Bernie Friends of Ludlow Auditorium a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the Ludlow Auditorium for the benefit and entertainment of the people of Ludlow the surrounding Black River area and its visitors continues its free film series this summer. Movies are shown in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Depot Street starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. 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Oct. 1 2 Pumpkin Apple Celebration at Billings Farm Museum Hands-on programs will highlight these two essential fall crops including apple tasting cider pressing pumpkin bowling apples-on-a-string making pumpkin and apple ice cream cooking apple butter in the farmhouse and wagon rides. Woodstock Vt. Call 802 457-2355 or visit billingsfarm.org. Oct. 7-9 Weston Craft Show This juried exhibit of exceptional Vermont artisans features works in a variety of media. A general-admission fee provides the funds for the preservation of Westons historic properties. Cash and checks accepted at the door for the purchase of tickets. Items at the show can be purchased with major credit cards. Free parking. Food available. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weston Playhouse on the Green Weston. Visit westoncraftshow.com. Oct. 8 FOLA Black River Folk Blues Festival Friends of Ludlow Auditorium a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the Ludlow Auditorium for the benefit and entertainment of the people of Ludlow the surrounding Black River area and its visitors hosts a folk and blues festival in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Depot Street starting at 7 p.m. Admission is 15. Call 802 228-7239 or visit www. fola.us. Oct. 8 Okemos Fall into Winter Celebration presented by Lipton Tea Farewell to foliage its time to start celebrating the transition of the seasons with live music hayrides pumpkin carving a pie-eating contest a crafters market apple cider and hot chocolate. Plus Okemos Adventure Zone will be open with activities for the entire family. Enjoy live music a beverage from the beer garden and great food selections. The party starts at 11 a.m. rain or shine at Okemos Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. Lawn chairs and picnic blankets are welcome. Call 802 228-1600. ENJOY THE FULL WESTON EXPERIENCE a pre-show dinner in our restaurant Broadway favorites and exciting new works on stage and a post-show nightcap at our famed Cabaret. Stroll our picture postcard village taking in its shops galleries and natural beauty. Find out more at westonplayhouse.org ENJOY THE FULL WESTON EXPERIENCE a pre-show dinner in our restaurant Broadway favorites and exciting new works on stage and a post-show nightcap at our famed Cabaret. Stroll our picture postcard village taking in its shops galleries and natural beauty. Find out more at westonplayhouse.org 80YEARS W E S T O N HAVE A MAGICAL SUMMER IN page 72 okemo magazine summer 2016 Oct. 8 9 Cider Days Visit Belmont Village Mount Holly Vt. to capture the essence of autumn in Vermont Fall foliage fresh cider from a vintage press fresh-baked apple crisp with ice cream or Crowley cheese and enjoy 30 local artisans bakers farmers and food vendors. 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