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Located at 29 Locust Hill Road in Ludlow VT. Branch office at Winterplace. SOLITUDE ON OKEMO Easy ski access and year-round use of the Solitude Day Lodge pool and health facilities. Condos starting at 600000 TRAILSIDE ON OKEMO Four distinct villages offering a variety of floor plans and ski access options. Condos starting at 425000 KETTLE BROOK ON OKEMO One of Okemos original slopeside communities just above the base. Condos starting at 385000 BIXBY HOUSE AT JACKSON GORE Slopeside convenience underground heated parking and access to amenities. Condos starting at 895000 OKEMO MOUNTAIN LODGE 1BR1BA Units located at the base of Okemo with easy access to the slopes. Condos starting at 118000 LEDGEWOOD ON OKEMO Ski onski off complex nestled in a wooded setting. Some homes include a garage. Condos starting at 495000 WINTERPLACE ON OKEMO Winterplace remains an Okemo favorite Easy ski access and year round amenities. Condos starting at 275000 Your Okemo Condo Connection WINTERPLACE TOWNHOUSE Beautiful 5BR ski home to be built with quality finishes and convenient access to Winterplace amenities. 1395000 LIKENESS ONLY TOWNHOUSE AT LEDGEWOOD Beautifully renovated with mountain views and private master suite. Just a short walk from the Ledgewood ski trail. 900000 Call 802228-8877 or visit WWW.VTPROP.COM for more information. Weve got you covered in every location Okemo Mountain Homes THE PERFECT SKI HOME SETTING Well maintained 5BR home conveniently located right across the street from the main base area at Okemo 835000 STUNNING HOME AT SOLITUDE Enjoy both country charm and stylish beauty in this distinctive mountain home with slopeside views. 2600000 JUST STEPS FROM THE SKI TRAIL Enjoy all four seasons in this charming home thats both spacious and cozy with deeded trail access. 625000 MAGNIFICENT SOLITUDE HOME Luxury Adirondack-style ski home with seven bedrooms spacious multi-level layout and many special features. 3395000 SLOPESIDE ON SACHEM TRAIL Brick and cedar slopeside home with towering glass panels showcasing the views of the Sachem ski trail. 1050000 LUXURY SOLITUDE VILLAGE HOME Old world charm and modern conveniences come together in this exquisite six bedroom slopeside ski home. 2375000 SNOW TRAK HOME ON OKEMO Ski right to the door of this charming 4BR home with double-sided fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors. 835000 FOR ADDITIONAL PROPERTIES IN THE OKEMO AREA PLEASE SEE PAGE 23 ADORABLE PRIVATE SKI CHALET Cozy Lindal cedar home on Okemo with a large wall of windows allowing natural light to stream in. 230000 ...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. 877.952.2576 PREFERREDCLIENTSOKEMO.COM OKEMO.COMJGREALESTATE Jackson Gore is more than a winter retreat with great skiing. Its a summer getaway. Its golf hiking music exploration. Its your base camp for endless mountain adventures. Jackson Gore where your family gathers to make lasting memories. Contact the Jackson Gore Real Estate experts above the Jackson Gore Inn lobby to explore all of the slopeside ownership opportunities. Premier Mountain Residences 802-228-1600 page 7 fromthemuellerswelcome Okemo Mountain Resort Summer 2015 For those of us who are fortunate to call the mountains home theres a feeling that the spring summer and fall seasons bring that is simply hard to describe. Perhaps its in the transition from a landscape of white to the greens of hill and meadow dotted with brilliant wildflowers. Or maybe its the crisp mornings and warm evenings coupled with the smell of newly-cut hay and freshly-baked pies. Whatever it is there is definitely something special about being in Vermont after the snows melt away. More than ever guests are discovering Okemo during the warm weather months. This year were excited to announce a new downhill lift-served mountain biking program that will be taking shape in the Clock Tower base area. Were also expanding our schedule of signature summer events from a fresh lineup of musicians during our free Friday night concert series at Jackson Gore to a bigger and better Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival moving to the Jackson Gore Courtyard. We continue to take cues from you our valued guests as well as our team here at Okemo as we expand our offerings to bring you a truly unique and memorable summer vacation experience. Havent visited Okemo in the summer yet For golfers Okemo offers unparalleled options our 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. Families will delight in the Adventure Zone just steps away from our inviting Jackson Gore Inn. In the Adventure Zone youll find high-flying zipline tours a thrilling mountain coaster and the Haulback Challenge Course with dozens of exciting elements that traverse the tree canopy. Rounding out the Adventure Zone are Segway personal transport tours our big air bag bungee trampoline climbing wall disc golf course and miniature golf. With so many elements its easy to spend a day or more exploring all the options. 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 with great dining options at Coleman Brook Tavern or Willie Dunns Grille. 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 okemo magazine summer 2015 page 8 P U B L I S H E D B Y R E D I T O R Bonnie MacPherson 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 Paul Kowalski Molly Tarlofsky A P H O T O G R A P H Y Rob Bossi Skye Chalmers Donald Dill Adam Ford Brian Mohr 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 Magazine is published two times each year by Okemo Mountain Resort. Volume 34 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 11 Main Street Ludlow Vermont 802-228-2260 l PhotoTomStilloPhotoTomStillo Chairlift Rides Zipline Tour Kids Mountain Adventures Camp CB BagJump Bungee Trampoline Evolution Bike Park Pump Track Disc Golf Course NEW Archery Range NEW Tin Cup Mining Co. Wildflower Tours Guided Backcountry Tours 4-Wheel Drive Tours Fishing Trophy Waters Horseback Riding Rafting 1.844.227.7441 toll-free ridecb.comokemo 20142015 20152016 Okemo Ultra Peak and Value Passholders get unlimited summer lift access to some of the best mountain biking and hiking trails in Colorado when you book your lodging through Crested Butte Vacations June 13 Labor Day 2015 Advance bookings only some restrictions apply. CHECKCHECKit out okemo magazine summer 2015 page 10 wheretostay Okemo Mountain Resort Summer 2015 EatPlay Lots of dining options Convenience and fun We just had so much fun as a family and loved the resort 2015 Okemo Guest Comments Jackson Gore Inn Adams House and Bixby House Convenience meets classic clapboard New England. At-your-doorstep amenities include fine dining concierge 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 village of Ludlow located at the foot of the mountain offers great 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. 802-228-1600 page 11 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. Love 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 Email Address Mountainside 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. 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 SMARTER. SUNNIER. Artists rendering. For illustration purposes only. Okemo Resort Realty LLC is the Exclusive Marketing 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. The developer of this project is SouthFace Village at Okemo Development Company LLC and is not affiliated with Okemo Mountain Resort or any other entity that is involved with the operation of the ski area. Prices are subject to change without prior notice. FRESHER. BRIGHTER. DISCOVER SOUTHFACE VILLAGE AT OKEMO. An exciting gated residential enclave is rising on Okemos sunny southern slope. The first new-home opportunity here in years SouthFace Village at Okemo offers the ideal mix of superb ski-inski-out setting smart architecture fresh design and eco-conscious construction by Bensonwood. Plus your timing is perfect new runs and a dedicated lift will be ready for the winter 201516 season Come see the four-season retreat youve wanted so long. Priced from 489900. For more fresh facts visit the Discovery Center located under the stone archway in the Jackson Gore Inn or call 844.276.4204. For regular email upates visit DREAM WEAVER RIM ROCK RIM ROCK LO OSES PRUCE DOUBLEDIAMOND FORRESTBUMP OUTRAGE OFF THE RIM STUM P JUM PER PUNCH LIN E BLI ND FAITH CAT NAP M O M ENTSREST SPRINT UPPERFALLLINE FALLLINE BUCKHORN T RIPLES EC CHALLENGER COUNTDOWN DEFIANCE DROP OFF SCOOTER LINK SACHEM SACHEM EASYSTREET HOME STRETCH LEDGES M OON DOG SUNDOG UPPER MOUNTAIN UPPER W ILD THING W ILD THING SOUTH FACE EXPRESS QUAD NEWLIFT GLADESPEAKQUAD K E okemo magazine summer 2015 page 14 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 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. Although it offers plenty of challenge for low handicaps golfers of all ability levels can enjoy a layout that features undulating 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 Fairways Greens 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. discoverokemova 802-228-1600 page 15 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. Memberships 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. discoverokemovalley discoverokemov okemo magazine summer 2015 page 16 homefrontOkemo Mountain Resort Summer 2015 A CLOSER LOOK Coleman Brook Tavern Located at Okemos Jackson Gore Inn Coleman Brook Tavern offers a lovely outdoor dining area surrounded with colorful summer blooms and Green Mountain vistas. Chef Scot Emerson works with dozens of local farmers and food producers to create his breakfast lunch pub and dinner menus.Features like the Butcher Block showcase local organic proteins and Dock to Table is all about seasonal seafood from around the globe.Okemos Summer Music Series at Jackson Gore brings live music to the courtyard every Friday evening.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 nine years running. Willie Dunns Grille The fieldstone patio of Willie Dunns Grille feels very intimate with its thick hedges and well-maintained flower and herb gardens while still offering lovely views of Okemo Mountain and the fairways and greens of Okemo Valley Golf Clubs pristine course. Summer breezes kiss the golden fescue as diners enjoy shaded tables under a large awning or seated at sun-drenched patio rounds with optional umbrellas. Golfers making the turn often pop in for a cold beer at Willies or end their round of play with a drink from the fully stocked bar. But Willies isnt just for golfers. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the restaurants fresh salads grilled paninis signature sandwiches and delicious daily specials. The Clubhouse Restaurant at Tater Hill Formerly a potato farm Tater Hill and its clubhouse in Windham Vt. still exude the comfortable ambience of a Vermont farmstead. Lunchtime favorites served on the deck overlooking the 18th hole and surrounding hillsides include deli sandwiches burgers from the grill homemade soups fresh-from-the-garden salads and daily specials. Visit okemo.comdining for more information. Dining al fresco the phrase conjures images of Italian trattorias and cobblestone piazzas or romantic sidewalk cafes in Paris. Theres something about enjoying a fine meal in the outdoors that makes mountainside patio dining extra special. And Okemo has a selection of al fresco options for lunch and dinner. Okemoal fresco 802-228-1600 page 17 It makes sense that taking regular vacations is good for your health and some studies even suggest that the more frequently people get away the longer they live. Americans are making progress in their overall health according to United Health Foundations 2014 Americas Health Rankings. In overall rankings Vermont placed second as the healthiest state. Dropping from the number one spot in 2011 Vermont has ranked among the top five states for the last decade. Perhaps its time we all booked a vacation in the Green Mountains to see what we can learn from Vermonters about healthy living Hawaii has taken the title of healthiest state in 2014 for the third year in a row. A healthy Vermont vacation may include physical activities such as walking or hiking well-marked mountain trails like Vermonts Long Trail. It could be a biking vacation along paved roads or mountain bike trails. Many visitors enjoy paddling the scenic waterways of the State. Okemos Spring House Pool Fitness Center offers exercise equipment a racquetball court and regularly scheduled fitness classes like yoga and Zumba. There are also several organized events taking place in the area for visitors to plan their getaway around. June 13 marks the 15th anniversary of theB2VT Battlefield to Vermont. This bike ride from Bedford Mass. to Okemo is a tough 130-plus mile ride for cyclists who are physically and mentally tough. There will also be a new local ride component at Okemo for all ability levels. On June 27 The Okemo Bicycle Hill Climb offers a challenging 5.8 mile uphill bike race to the top of Okemo Mountain. On Aug. 15 Okemo plays host to the 100 on 100 Relay a team running race that ends at Okemos Ice House with a huge party. A healthy Vermont vacation begins by visiting Okemo is adding lift-served mountain biking to its summer lineup. The South Ridge Quad A will provide access to several miles of trails in the Clock Tower base area as the first phase in the development of the Evolution Bike Park at Okemo. Okemos new trail system is being designed by Christian Robertson Evolution Bike Park Manager and trail designer at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado. Plans for expansion are already in place.The A Quad at Okemo offers ideal terrain for the initial development of a bike park at Okemo said Robertson. As the trail network grows there is an opportunity to create lines through the forests and utilize the natural rock to offer fun challenging and unique riding experiences. The long-term goal is to allow a wide range of ages and ability levels to enjoy the progression of resortmountain biking as well as create a venue to host premier mountain biking events in years to come. In addition to top-of-the-line mountain bike rentals helmets and padding will be available for rent. There will be a mechanic on duty for repair services.Daily maintenance will ensure trails are in top shape and bike patrol will be riding the trails during operating hours.Call 802 228-1548 for information. New This Summer Lift-Served Mountain Biking Healthy Vacationingj Take two weeksat OkemoMountain Resort. Repeat Regularly your doc 2015 FOURSEASONSSIR.COM VIEW MORE ON PINTEREST.COMFOURSEASONSSIR Renovated Relaxing LUDLOW VT l 599000 Bright Comfortable LUDLOW VT l 495000 On Shuttle Okemo Views LUDLOW VT l 399000 Furnished Turnkey OKEMO VT l 329000 Classic Charming LUDLOW VT l 250000 Private Big Okemo Vistas LUDLOW VT l 430000 Ski Access Spacious OKEMO VT l 995000 Warm Inviting LUDLOW VT l 775000 Near Slopes Great View OKEMO VT l 750000 Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Located directly across from the Okemo Mountain Access Road our office serves the Okemo Valley. Whether you are looking to buy or rent for the season imagine your perfect Vermont retreat and we will help you find it. YOUR PERFECT VERMONT RETREAT OKEMO 802 228 4537 l FOURSEASONSSIR.COM 802-228-1600 page 19 At Okemo the concept of family is an integral part of the Okemo Difference. Not only is it treasured and deeply valued but it is also the makeup of both Okemos employees and guests alike. So it is particularly special for Michelle Rivard and Michael Santa Maria to work at Okemo and raise their family at the resort as well. Michelle and Michael have been members of the Okemo family for nearly a decade and their unique experiences have supported them in reaching their goals and surpassing their aspirations. Michelle Rivard is a wildly impressive and incredibly accomplished individual who seems to have figured out how to add more hours to the day. As development and real estate administrative coordinator Michelle acts as a liaison between development and real estate for Okemo. In the evenings Michelle teaches fitness classes as a registered Zumba instructor. Originally a fun way for her to exercise while dancing it quickly became a staple in Michelles life. After receiving several requests to become an instructor she decided to dive into the training process and is now certified to teach Zumba basics Zumba toning and Zumba pro skills since then shes never looked back. Her classes are athletic with great adjustments making her classes accessible and unintimidating for everyone. Simply put Michelle says you just have to let yourself go and have fun. Dancing abilities are not required and many of her return clients love being a part of her class because of how much thought and effort she puts into each and every one. Clients have remarked on the transformative results theyve seen from classes inspiring Michelle to become a personal trainer. Michael Santa Maria is equally impressive in his day-to-day feats. Hes the PGA Head Golf Professional at Okemo Valley Golf Club as well as Nordic Director in the wintertime. A few of his obligations include running golf tournaments instructing golf lessons overseeing and training his entire team of 25 managing the retail operations and supervising OVGCs golf operations. This also includes getting to know his members individually. His passion for guest interaction is evident and he makes sure everyone who visits feels welcome and at home. Work commitments aside Michelle and Michael are busy raising a family as well. Okemos emphasis on family has enabled the couple to create a great work and personal life balance. Living near Okemo has given their children the opportunity to try numerous outdoor activities and sports such as snowboarding and golf all of which theyve enjoyed immensely. homefront Number of dairy cows in Vermont mostly Holsteins and Jerseys Dairy farms in Vermont Gallons of Vermont milk sold each year Percent of milk produced in New England that comes from Vermont Percent of annual sales of Vermont dairy products attributed to cheese. Acres of Vermont land covered by dairy farms and the fields that provide their feed 15 of the state The number of jobs the Vermont dairy industry provides Annual dollar amount of economic activity the Vermont dairy industry creates Percentage of Vermonters who report using farmland for recreation BY THE NUMBERS VERMONT DAIRY 134132 868 321250000 63 50 900000 6000 to 7000 2.2 billion 66 A recent study to quantify the impact of the dairy industry on Vermonts economy and way of life revealed some interesting numbers. Visit for the full report. The 2014 study was conducted by the Vermont Dairy Promotion Council partnered with the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and Castleton Polling. -OKEMO PROFILE LOCAL EXPERTS GLOBAL CONNECTIONS OKEMO 802 228 4537 l FOURSEASONSSIR.COM Wallis View Lane LUDLOW VT l 799000 31 Acres and Great Vistas SHREWSBURY VT l 649000 This contemporary home was originally designed by marine artist Howard Barclay French as his retirement residence and studio to provide inspiration in a very private and serene location with expansive valley views. Built in 1973 this home was expanded in 2000 and completely renovated in 2014. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Beautiful retreat in South Hill Estates. Close to town yet you feel miles away when you pull into your private setting. Most rooms have a view. Cherry floors throughout the main floor. Chefs kitchen with high end SS. appliances Dual fuel range with grill and griddle granite counters cherry cabinets and pantry. Four plus acres with swimming pond. Teresa DiNapoli Direct 802 228 4537 Cell 802 236 3375 Vermont Living on the Connecticut River SPRINGFIELD VT l 519000 With inviting views of Vermont mountains and the river this home has everything a buyer would want to come home to. The wrap around porch is both open and screened and offers entry to many of the rooms as well as a view of the sunrise. Enjoy the in-ground pool with manicured gardens offering beauty and privacy and the opportunity to view the sunset over the mountains. Jack Menzie 802 228 4537 Cell 252 944 6859 Amazing Views LUDLOW VT 485000l Beautiful custom home designed and built with great attention to detail and captures the essence of Vermonts comfort and warmth. Enjoy lots of natural sunlight and 180 degree views of Okemo Mountain and beyond. Fantastic location with direct snow mobile access to VAST only 3 minutes to Okemo Mountain Resort and less than 10 minutes to area lakes. Suzanne Garvey Direct 802 228 4537 Cell 802 236 4341 Diane Rousseau Direct 802 228 4537 x 107 Cell 802 384 4384 802-228-1600 page 21 The growing popularity of destination weddings has turned traditional special occasions into multi-day celebrations and Okemo Mountain Resort can help brides and grooms plan every aspect of their big event with a wide array of wedding-weekend settings and options including rehearsal dinner ceremony reception departure brunch and other distinctive aspects. Among Okemos ten venues The Toll Gate Garden is the newest setting for wedding ceremonies at Jackson Gore. Once a coach stop and tavern for people traveling along the historic Green Mountain Turnpike that linked west-central Vermont with Boston the historic homestead was the site of a toll gate one of four located along the road the vestige of which still runs past the farmhouse and garden. Couples fall in love with The Toll Gate Garden when they see it said OkemoBanquet Conference Sales ManagerLynn Anthony. Its easy for them to picture themselves in this quintessential setting with all the amenities of the Jackson Gore Inn just a short stroll away. Okemos Roundhouse at Jackson Gore is a favorite for big gatherings. On-mountain venues like Okemos Sugar House or Epic Restaurant at Solitude make great options for more intimate groups. For more information or to start planning a unique mountain wedding call 802 228-1835. to and tohave hold homefront A new year-round theater in Weston The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Vermonts oldest professional theatre company is in the final phase of a 10 million campaign for the development of a theatre arts incubator space with local regional and national appeal. At the heart of the campaign is a new 140-seat studio theater that will replace the Weston Rod Gun Club as Westons second stage and complement the Weston Playhouse where larger musicals and plays will continue to be staged throughout the summer. The theater will be built on a five-acre site known formerly as the Walker farmstead on Route 100 just north of the village center.With a construction per- mit issued in November 2014 the non-profit company began prelim- inary site work and will continue through 2015 at a pace dictated by contributed funds. An equally important part of the campaign is the creation of the Fund for the American Theatre which will support a program that brings nationally known directors and producers to Weston to develop new works learn from others and renew their energies. And a 500000 education endowment will benefit local school children and summer company members. The Weston Playhouse Theatre Companys summer season of family-friendly musicals and dramas includes Junie B. Jones The Musical Guys and DollsThe Glass Menagerie and more. For more or call802 824-8167 Ext. 108. Garren Poirier-GarrenTee Photography Where farm meets table Vine meets glass Hops meet stein 802 228-1435 OKEMO.COMCBT M O U N T A I N R E S O R T the result is a culinary journey that excites the palate. 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. Enjoy an al fresco experience in our beautiful courtyard dining area. Be wowed by attentive service. Coleman Brook Tavern and your Okemo vacation a perfect pairing. page 23 YEAR-ROUND LAKE HOME 4BR home on Lake Pauline with 162 feet of water frontage with dock gorgeous lawn lakeside deck and patio. 300000 PINE BREEZE ON LAKE RESCUE Located on the east side of the lake this 5BR home is a classic reminder of yesteryear with modern conveniences. 850000 CHARMING LAKESIDE GETAWAY Just steps away from 120 feet of shoreline with exceptional views of Lake Rescue and direct VAST access. 375000 THE ULTIMATE LUXURY LAKESIDE RETREAT Custom designed and quality built home with gradual lake access. Able to comfortably accommodate two families. 1650000 GORGEOUS 1870 VICTORIAN FARMHOUSE Completely renovated in 1998 located on Echo Lake. Pristine condition with an abundance of charm. 1200000 METICULOUS COUNTRY HOME Spacious and comfortable quality finishes and beautiful backyard with views of Salt Ash Mountain and VAST access. 329900 PRETTY TWINE HILL HOME The perfect year-round getaway just a short walk from Ludlow Village and a short drive to Okemo and the lakes region 280000 SUNNY HIGH STREET HOME Inviting 6BR village home located right on the Okemo shuttle route. An easy walk to the center of Ludlow. 299000 CHARMING VILLAGE FARMHOUSE Updated 4BR home in Ludlow Village with spacious back deck and pretty back yard with perennials. 299500 PRIVATELY LOCATED LOG HOME Wraparound deck beautiful large lawn swimmingskating pond and more in a private yet centralized location. 348000 PRIVATE MOUNT HOLLY HOME Updated 4BR country home in a private yet convenient location. Situated on 11- acres with long range views. 289000 Lakes Region Country Village Call 802-228-8877 or visit WWW.VTPROP.COM for more information. FOR ADDITIONAL PROPERTIES IN THE OKEMO AREA PLEASE SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER okemo magazine summer 2015 page 24 802-228-1600 page 25 More Zone on page 26 It all began with a mountain coaster... Okemos Adventure Zone is approaching its five-year anniversary. And it all started with a mountain coaster. Located at Jackson Gore Okemos Adventure Zone offers fun for the whole family with a variety of outdoor activities that are sure to garner giggles shouts and squeals of pure delight. Okemo saw the Mountain Coaster in action on a familiarization trip to several resorts in 2009 said Okemo Mountain Resort Vice President and General Manager Bruce Schmidt. At Jiminy Peak we liked how it fit with the terrain of the mountain gave an exhilarating ride was family friendly and could be ridden by many guests. Okemo considered different types of mountain coasters and decided on the Wiegand model.In 2010 Okemo partnered with Chris Bonomo of Alpine Recreation Ventures on the purchase and operation of the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster. We looked at some different layouts at Jackson Gore said Schmidt and decided on one which went across the railroad bridge had a steep incline to get to the top and had a couple of circles. Work on installing the Timber Ripper began in late summer 2010 and started welcoming its first thrill-seeking guests on December 23 2010. The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster was designed to have other summer activities around it and to be used year round added Schmidt.The design took into account how it would sit in the base area and be the anchor for other activities.During the early design stages we spoke of building a World Class Mini Golf course as well as having other activities in the area. Five years later we have continued to build on our early goals and enhance and improve summer activities at Okemo. okemo magazine summer 2015 page 26 HAULBACK CHALLENGE COURSE High among the trees Challenge Course adventurers follow a self-guid- ed layout of suspended obstacles and ziplines while wearing a safety harness that is connected to an overhead cable using a continuous belay system. Par- ticipants travel at their own speed and course attendants offer assistance if needed. Painted to look like a giant tree trunk this three-sided climbing tower offers routes of varying difficulty. Trained staff are on belay to assist climbers. CLIMBING WALL 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. 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. 802-228-1600 page 27 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. LUMBERIN CAL MINIATURE 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 intention- al luck allows children and less-skilled players to score as well as adults and expert putters. These gyroscopically-balanced trans- ports are eco-friendly easy to maneu- ver 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 ori- entation followed by a skills and confi- dence building obstacle course. SEGWAY PERSONAL TRANSPORT TOURS 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. STUMP JUMPER BUNGEE TRAMPOLINE 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 30 x 50 feet the bags internal air pumps ensure con- stant pressure to absorb the 15- or 30- foot fall from a platform above. okemo magazine summer 2015 page 28 quintessential feature of many New England towns and villages is the town common or green. Misconceptions about their origins abound with theories that they were used to pasture livestock or that they were decorative plots established by the earliest settlers to replicate their English homeland. The centers of many New England towns were built around a central plot of land and certain similar characteristics reveal the story of the village greens origins. All have or once had a church or meeting house located nearby most are surrounded by some of the oldest houses in a community and many are located at the intersection of major roads or streets. Town commons evolved from the lots of land associated with a centrally located meeting house. Since most residents of a town were also church members there was little distinction between town and church property. These are the areas where commerce became concentrated homes clustered and civic structures eventually appeared. In the late 1700s and early 1800s many of these plots of unused land around meeting houses were cut up by foot paths and covered with brush. As the areas around them were developed the commons became repositories for rocks cleared from nearby roads timber debris from clearing land and other unsightly rubble. Municipal pride in the late nineteenth century eventually transformed the meeting house plots into attractive commons or greens. Village improvement societies were formed as the idea slowly made its way from southern New England northward. Towns ornamented their village greens with the plantings monuments fences and fountains that can still be found today. Many towns in the Okemo Valley and beyond have lovely village greens where visitors can attend events or relax in the shade and enjoy a glimpse into history. Ludlow Veterans Memorial Park One of the most photographed sites in Ludlow this village green displays classic characteristics in its triangular shape formed by the intersection of main streets. It is bordered by stately homes a public library and at the head of the park Ludlows Baptist Church the second church constructed on the site designed by George H. Guernsey. The green features a performing arts gazebo and hosts concerts art shows chicken barbecues tag sales and craft fairs. Summer Lawn Concerts are offered on select Sunday evenings throughout the summer starting at 7 p.m. Weston The Weston Village Green An expanse of verdant lawn dotted with mature shade trees features walkways park benches and a gazebo all enclosed with a wrought iron fence around the perimeter. Facing the green is Vermonts oldest professional theatre A 802-228-1600 page 29 Commons Greens The Weston Playhouse a former church renovated for the towns dramatic club in the mid-1930s. At the opposite corner is the Weston Post Office the famous Vermont Country Store and other shops. In August The Weston Womens Club hosts its Treasures on the Green Sale and there is a mid-summer concert at the gazebo. Woodstock The Woodstock Green This elongated green with mature shade trees walkways and benches is bordered by a wooden covered bridge The Woodstock Inn plus restored lateGeorgianFederal Style andGreek Revivalhouses. A courthouse and library are located at one end and St. James Episcopal Church an English Gothic edifice constructed of local stone presides over the southern end. Seasonal events cultivate communal gathering and showcase the green. Summer offers a weekly farmers market. Locals and tourists gather for brownbag lunches and concerts Bookstock a celebration of words and books plus seasonal celebrations that continue through fall and winter. CavendishProctorsville The Proctorsville Green An exception to the rule this green is not bordered by any meeting houses or churches and is not located at the intersection of any major roads. The buildings surrounding it are mostly of an industrial nature. The towns first settlers established their homes in the hills because it was easier and faster to clear land. In addition to crops such as wheat and corn the first type of farming was raising sheep for wool. Cavendish had three major textile mills until 1875 when a catastrophic fire reduced the number to two. The mills in Proctorsville and Cavendish eventually closed in 1937 and 1957 respectively. The Proctorsville mill was occupied by several small businesses until it was also destroyed by fire in 1982. In the late 1990s the town of Cavendish applied for and received several grants for revitalizing Proctorsville. With matching funds and in-kind contributions the vacant Proctorsville mill site was transformed into a handsome well-designed village green. The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association coordinates an annual summer music series with free Wednesday evening concerts at the gazebo. Many other surrounding towns have lovely village greens worth exploring. The Vermont Village Greens Initiative started in 2013 is an integrated project focused on restoring awareness and understanding of the cultural economic and historical value that village greens provide. This project is a collaboration of the Vermont Downtown Program under the Vermont Agency of Commerce Community Development VT UCF and the Preservation Trust of Vermont.The Department of Housing and Community Development recently identified and documented 148 village greens across Vermont. Visit to learn more. Top and lower left photos Courtesy of Vermont History Center. Lower right photo Courtesy of the Woodstock History Center okemo magazine summer 2015 page 30 802-228-1600 page 31 continued on page 32 Okemos ski trails make a magical transformation into lush wildflower meadows when the snow melts and the sun warms the earth. The slopes beckon visitors to explore and wander among their summer glory. Identifying wildflowers is a great family activity. An outing may educate participants and even inspire home garden designs. Many flowers have interesting stories associated with their names and origins. Some have dubious reputations and some are just downright dubious. Its especially fun for skiers and snowboarders to see their favorite runs covered in tall swaying grasses and swaths of colorful blooms. Springs first blossoms appear as woodland gems that are overlooked easily. They take advantage of the light that makes its way to the forest floor before the leaves of deciduous trees emerge. They live their entire lifecycle of growth flowering and setting seed in the six to eight weeks prior to being shrouded in shade. Some spring ephemerals to look for are trillium trout lily wild yellow violets and Dutchmans breeches. You should never try to relocate wild woodland plants to your own yard. They dont transplant very well and youll just deprive others of enjoying them in their natural setting. Look for nursery-grown seeds and transplants or consider cultivars designed for the home garden. As summer approaches the sun-drenched slopes fill with flowers. Daisies are among the first to appear followed by Queen Annes lace chicory black-eyed Susan purple loosestrife and goldenrod. Leucanthemum vulgare known commonly as the oxeye daisy is a member of the aster family. It is native to Europe and was introduced to North America as a decorative garden plant. Elongated white petals surrounding a cheerful yellow center make this flower a favorite among children. Daisies make good cut flowers and they can be made into chains by slitting the stems with a thumbnail and threading the stem of another through it repeating until you have a length of daisies that can be worn as a bracelet or a crown. A common hybrid popular among gardeners is the Shasta daisy. It was developed in the 1890s by crossing the oxeye daisy with two field daisies. Other considerations with similar form for the home garden include chrysanthemums and asters. You belong among the wildflowers You belong somewhere close to me Far away from your trouble and worry You belong somewhere you feel free Tom Petty Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare Blooms from late spring to autumn. Composite flower headsare positioned singularly atop the terminal shoot. White petal-like rays surround a yellow central disk. Trillium Trillium grandiflorum Usually three petals in shades of red purple pink white yellow or green this is an example of the spring blooms that grace the slopes at Okemo. Wildflowers Walk Among the by Bonnie MacPherson okemo magazine summer 2015 page 32 Another common wildflower found on the slopes of Okemo Mountain is Daucus carota. Known commonly as Queen Annes lace or wild carrot this umbrel is a biennial meaning it flowers sets seeds and dies in the second year of its lifecycle. The flower head is thought to resemble the Queen of Englandslace collar or a lace doily with a tiny deep red spot in the center. One fable associated with the name of this plant describes the occasion of Queen Annepricking her finger with a needle while making lace and staining it with a drop of her blood. The wild carrot is considered edible but extreme caution should be taken because the plant closely resembles poison hemlock and other related plants that may cause photodermatitis. Home gardeners should ponder the somewhat invasive nature of Daucus carota and consider the annual Ammi majus or bishops flower as an alternative. For a perennial with a similar look plant common yarrow. Common chicory is a plant that is often associated with coffee. In some cuisines it may be blended with coffee or used as a substitute. The bright blue flowers of Cichorium intybus are often seen along roadsides during the summer. A native of Europe chicory has become widely naturalized in North America. The stalky somewhat woody plant grows up to four feet tall and its showy daisy-like flowers bloom for a single day opening in the morning and closing again as the sun intensifies around noon. Home gardeners can purchase chicory seeds for planting or consider other members of the aster family as an option. Rudbeckia commonly known as black-eyed Susan is a genus that includes about 25 species native to North America. In the East the golden petals of this daisy-like flower surround a dark brown center and measure 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Butterflies and bees are attracted to the flowers that bloom from June through October. Black-eyed Susan is a good cut flower and a nice addition to the home garden with cultivars ranging in color from pale yellow to orange mahogany and bronze. Note that they can be a little territorial in a flower border sometimes squeezing others out. Lythrum salicaria is a beauty and a beast. Purple loosestrife sends out tall spikes of attractive pink-purple flowers in mid- to late-summer. This non-native was introduced to North America from Europe and Asia in the 1800s as an ornamental and for its medicinal properties. Unfortunately it forms dense stands in wetlands and poses a serious threat to native vegetation. It restricts biodiversity displaces native plant species and destroys waterfowl habitat. There are many invasive plants available for sale in garden centers and it is up to the consumer to research a plant before introducing it to their home garden. A good alternative to purple loosestrife is Liatris commonly known as gayfeather or blazing star. Goldenrod is a much maligned flower in North America but cherished as a perennial in Great Britain and Europe. Solidago is a genus of many species offlowering plants belonging to the aster family and most are native toNorth America. Bright golden-yellow flower heads bloom in late summer on tall slender stems. Goldenrod is often unfairly blamed for causinghay fever but the culprit is more likelyragweed which blooms at the same time. Goldenrod is great for attracting butterflies and its firm stems make it a good candidate for use as a cut flower. These are just a few of the most common flowers youll find growing along the summer slopes of Okemo Mountain. Pick up a guide at a local bookstore and spend a day identifying and familiarizing yourself with some of Vermonts wildflowers. Then visit a local nursery center or visit some gardens for further inspiration. Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia The leaves are spirally arranged the flowers are yellow or orange florets arranged in a prominent cone-shaped head Chicory Cichorium intybus Usually bright blue there are two rows of involucral bracts the inner are longer the outer are shorter and spreading. It flowers from July until October. Queen Annes Lace Daucus carota Fern-like leaves and flat-toppedcompound umbelscomprised of small creamy-white flowers however each compound umbel has a conspicuous blood-red flower at its center. Wildflowers Walk Among the continued from page 31 802-228-1600 page 33 Garden Centers Sunshine Acres Nursery Garden Center The largest Greenhouse and Garden Center in the Okemo Valley area carries annuals bedding plants herbs perennials trees flowering shrubs and more. Rt. 11 East Chester Vt. 802 875-4911 Cider Hill Gardens and Gallery A unique combination of flower gardens and fine art Cider Hill Gardens specializes inwoodland and primrose offeringspeoniesdaylilies hostas ever-changing potted perennials herbs and more. Hunt Road Windsor Vt. 802 674-6825 Glebe Mountain Gardens New unusual and standby annuals plus new and interesting perennials along with favorites like Shasta daisies day lilies and black-eyed Susan. Route 11 Londonderry Vt. 802 824-3956 SeedsVermont Wildflower Farm Wildflower seeds and mixes available by mail order or at the gift shop on Rt. 7 in Charlotte Vt. 855 846-9453 Garden Tours Hildene Manchester Vt. Robert Todd Lincoln the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood became Chairman of the Pullman Company and built his Georgian Revival mansion in 1905 in the scenic village of Manchester. General admission 18Adults 5Youth Children under 6 Free includes access to the home gardens 8 miles of walking trails and farm. Open daily. Visit Mount Holly Garden Tour July 25 This is a self-guided tour of diverse high altitude gardens including a wide range of perennials organic vegetables and truly creative landscaping ideas. Tickets and a map of the garden sites can be purchased the day of the tour at the Mount Holly Library Community Center on the Green in Belmont for 12 children 12 and under are free. 930 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Library Community Center building. For more information email New England Wildflower Society Eshqua Bog Natural Area Hartland Vt. This sanctuary is owned and managed jointly with the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. The 40-acre parcel surrounds an 8-acre wetland that abounds in showy ladys slippers Cypripedium reginae and other wild orchids. A boardwalk allows easy viewing of the wetland plants while protecting their delicate habitat. Founded in 1900 as the Society for the Protection of Native Plants New England Wild Flower Society is the nations oldest plant conservation organization and a recognized leader in native plant conservation horticulture and education. The Societys headquarters Garden in the Woods is a renowned native plant botanic garden in Framingham Mass. The Society also operates a native plant nursery at Nasami Farm in western Massachusetts and has seven sanctuaries throughout New England that are open to the public. Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria The leaves are broad downy and sessile and arranged opposite or in whorls of three. The flowers are reddish purple with six petals occasionally five clustered tightly. Goldenrod Solidago Bright golden-yellow flower heads that bloom in late summer and early fall. The leaf margins are often serrated. R E S O U R C E S okemo magazine summer 2015 page 34 ABREWFESTVermont has been referred to of late as the Bavaria of New England a state to which people travel to enjoy its mountains and scenic beauty its high-quality foods like cheeses and sausages and its beer. To a large degree the states economy and infrastructure were built to accommodate equip feed and entertain our visitors. The place is simply too beautiful for Vermonters to keep it all to ourselves and for the most part we are happy to share. 802-228-1600 page 35 Part of how we share Vermont-made things is to celebrate them with a festival. Everything awesome seems to have its own festival here at some point in the year and some things are so popular that they have more than one. Beer is one of those things with well-established annual festivals in Burlington at Mount Snow Killington Smugglers Notch Brattleboro and the Mad River Valley. Here in the Okemo Valley we have the Hops in the Hills Festival coming this year August 7 to 9. What started several years ago as a small brewers festival attended by about 1000 people has evolved into three days of events still focused on beer but also embracing regionally produced wines and including a surprise favorite the Okemo Valley Chicken Wing Championship where local restaurants compete for bragging rights by receiving the most ballots cast by wing-sampling festgoers. Still smallish by many standards nearly 5000 people attended Hops in the Hills last year. Compare that to the roughly 10000 people that visit Burlington for the Vermont Brewers Festival held each July and one can begin to appreciate the breathing room and more relaxed atmosphere that smaller festivals provide. Whats more although pre-purchases are strongly encouraged Hops in the Hills tickets have been available at the gate on the day of the event. The Vermont Brewers Festival sells out online usually minutes after tickets go on sale two months ahead of the fest. The reputation of quality that is associated with the made-in-Vermont seal has been built contributed to and upheld by generations of craftsman farmers and manufacturers yet Vermonts reputation for high quality beer was nonexistent until the late 1980s. In 1986 B Y P A U L K O W A L S K I COMESOFAGE CONTINUED ON PAGE 37 802-228-1600 page 37 adding a few new mug options. Being in the courtyard having access to the Adventure Zone and the ability to go inside the Roundhouse to rest and get out of the sun will really make our fest-going guests feel welcome at Okemo he added underscoring the coming of age of Hops in the Hills. Breweries and brewpubs have long been tourist magnets and the popularity of their 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 brewer in the US 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 Formed in the early 1990s the Vermont Brewers Association VBA is a trade group with the mission of promoting craft brewing in Vermont. Its highly successful Passport Program has been emulated by brewing trade groups all over the country. Pocket-sized blank passports are available at most Vermont breweries. When a guest visits a Vermont brewery or brewpub they get their passport card stamped over that brewerys logo on the card. Send the passport card in with enough stamps on it and get a small prize. Send it in completely filled in with stamps and get a bag of swag. Since the programs inception more than fifteen years ago tens of thousands of passport cards have been printed with frequent reprints due to increased numbers of breweries. Catamount Brewing Co. became Vermonts first post-Prohibition craft brewery back then we called them microbreweries and the 1988 launch of Vermont Pub Brewery in Burlington established Vermonts first modern brewpub a pub with its own in-house brewery. Others soon followed and before long Vermont was recognized as having more breweries per capita than any other state. As successful microbreweries kept outgrowing the definition of micro- that prefix was dropped in favor of craft to differentiate it from the pre-1970s national breweries and their mass produced products. Craft beer continued to grow in popularity in the 1990s and has exploded in recent years seeing year-upon-year market growth and double-digit sales increases. Forty breweries and brewpubs were in operation in Vermont in February 2015 with another 15 in planning according to a great resource for lovers of Vermont beer. A sign of a growing industry eleven breweries opened in Vermont in 2014 and only three breweries closed. A sign of a growing festival this year Hops in the Hills is moving from the outlying Paleo Fields at Jackson Gore to the resorts center stage. This year the event will be different from all other years past said Okemo Events Manager Dennis Brady. It is being moved from basically a field in the middle of nowhere to the Jackson Gore courtyard. Now we have several more amenities available for festival attendees The Okemo Adventure Zone The Roundhouse for shade and bathroom facilities and the Coleman Brook Tavern restaurant. Brady said they will keep the three-day format this year and add a beer pairing dinner on Friday night. We will also be CONTINUED FROM PAGE 35 ABREWFEST COMESOFAGE CONTINUED ON PAGE 39 FOOD DRINK MUSIC FUN Save the Date Save the Date Break out your finest flannel and dancing shoes for Flannel with Flair a fun-filled evening of good food good company and good music for a good cause. Proceeds from this event benefit the Okemo Community Challenge. Established in 1996 the OCC actively supports our community by offering challenge grants to worthy non-profit organizations. Last year OCC awarded grants to Ludlow Streetscapes which continues to help brighten up our Main Street Ludlow Elementary Black River Middle and High Schools QUEST a summer program for local youth coordinated by Ludlow Rotary Club and the town LPCTV our local cable network Black River Academy Museum Gill Odd Fellows Home and the Black River Area Community Coalition mentoring program. The OCC along with local businesses home owners and visitors are working together to help make our community a better place to live work and play. Please join us to support this effort. As a resident of Ludlow and an employee at Okemo for over four decades working with OCC is a philanthropic effort I have been involved with since its inception. It is personally heartwarming for me that our grants go a long way to improving opportunities for so many people. Joyce Washburn Leslie Stuart is a long time Ludlow resident and business owner. She believes that a vital community requires the participation of both its individuals and businesses. The Okemo Community Challenge actively works to bring the Ludlow community together to help support local non-profits. Leslie is proud to be involved with this organization. Leslie Stuart I grew up skiing on Okemo and have long been involved with community events and fund raisers. I am excited to join the Okemo Community Challenge. Flannel with Flair is not only the premiere socialevent of the season but a great opportunity tomake a difference. Wont you please join us tosupport a most worthy cause. Kevin Barnes Tim and I look forward to attending Flannel with Flair every year. The evening is magical and supporting projects like the Ludlow Bike Path is a wonderful way for all of us to give back to the community we love. Diane Mueller Our family has four generations in the Ludlow community and every year my husband Scott and I along with our daughters feel privileged that we are part of the Flannel with Flair fundraising event. Every year we continue to marvel at the great causes this event supports and look forward to seeing our friends from near and far. We hope you join us again this year to support our community. Kathy Burns Bruce and I are long time Ludlow residents who witness first hand what the generous support of the Okemo Community Challenge is able to provide for our community. Flannel with Flair is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate those accomplishments and join our friends and neighbors both residents and non-residents in supporting this worthy cause. Lisa Schmidt For ticket information contact Joyce Washburn at 802 228-1965 Saturday January 23 2016 Good Fun Great Cause CONTINUED FROM PAGE 37 ABREWFEST COMESOFAGE ALWAYS ON TAP ICE COLD BEER YOURE INVITED 802-228-1600 page 39 breweries produced 229062 barrels of beer in 2013 which equates to 15.1 gallons per adult aged 21 years and over. So clearly we have beer to share. The Vermont Brewers Association is in the process of putting together its own economic impact analysis parallel to the data from the national group. Take into consideration that three out of four brewery visitors might be from out of state said Kurt Staudter And they stay in places and do other things when theyre not at the brewery or brewpub. Among those taking advantage of the rise of beer tourism in Vermont are a growing handful of transportation companies and tour operators who will provide you and your group a comfortable means of getting from brewery to brewery maximizing the number of breweries you can visit in one day. Let them do the driving. One such company is Upper Valley Ride which recently purchased the locally-founded Good Bus adding mini-coaches and beer tour savvy to their portfolio. The enthusiasm for craft beer is almost limitless now said the VBAs Kurt Staudter. You used to have to cajole people to get them to try craft beer. Were hearing from people now whove never tasted Bud and whove basically grown up on craft beer. So theres plenty of room for small festivals. Theres room for focused festivals high hop or strong beer or cask ale. Its only a matter of time before someone does a Vermont cask festival said Staudter. Hops in the Hills has its own beautiful place in the hearts of homeowners and visitors to the Okemo Valley and starting this year in the heart of Jackson Gore. Call 802 228-1600 for more information or visit VBA executive director Kurt Staudter receives about 1000 passports back each year. That translates to hundreds of thousands of brewery visits over the life of the program based on the cards that have been turned in he said. Its almost four to one out-of-staters to Vermonters he noted. The buzz about trying Vermont beers extends well beyond the breweries to pubs and restaurants throughout the state. When you come to Vermont youre looking for Vermont beers said Mark Verespy owner of The Killarney an Irish pub located near the base of the Okemo Mountain Road. There are so many great Vermont beers Obviously we have to carry Irish stuff but our draft lineup is disproportionately composed of Vermont beers. We get a lot of pressure from outside companies to carry beers from all over but we dont have enough draft lines for all the Vermont beers let alone something from say California. We barely scratch the surface of whats available from here in Vermont. As both a craft beer fan and a business owner Verespy likes the Hops in the Hills festival. Its a great gathering of like-minded people who enjoy beer music and good food. He says that about the fest even though it means a lot of work for him hawking his wings in the Okemo Valley Chicken Wing Championship. Its a friendly competition among local restaurants. We were fortunate to win it last year. I like that it builds camaraderie amongst the competitors. Does his own restaurant see a bump in sales over that weekend Yes. It definitely brings people to town bringing more every year he said. According to the Brewers Association craft brewings national trade group the economic impact of craft beer on the state of Vermont was 196.3 million in 2012. Vermont Please enjoy our wines responsibly. 2015 Clos du Bois Geyserville CA Please enjoy our wines responsibly. 2015 Robert Mondavi Acampo CA C_24856_Z06_CDB_RMS_Okemo_Mag_FlPg_Ad_MECH.indd 1 41415 816 AM okemo magazine summer 2015 page 42 discover beyondokemovalley front Okemo Mountain Resort Summer 2015 MOUNTAIN ROAD AND OKEMO SKI TRAILS The 4-mile mostly paved Mountain Road is a popular route to the summit and is open to vehicles during the summer. Take a shortcut up some of the ski trails for an extra cardio challenge. 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. 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 lo- cated 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 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 its current appearance. For more information about hiking in Vermont visit the Green Mountain Club at the Appalachian Mountain Club at or learn about the Green Mountain National Forest at M A K E A SplashThere 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 family water 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 is located minutes from the village of Ludlow on the eastern shore of Echo Lake 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. Take a Hike 802-228-1600 page 43 Shoplike you mean it Visitors enjoy fine boutiques art galleries and novelty shops 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. Ludlows 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. n 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 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 FH 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 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. 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Visit vtcheese.comcheesetrail.htm. 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. Forest HeritageThe Vermont Forest Heritage Trail is a regionally-themed itinerary and driving tour that unifies and connects diverse forest-product-related experiences. The Trail welcomes folks to visit showrooms and woodworking studios tour factories and sawmills or walk through working forests. See why Made in Vermont resonates in the minds and hearts of visitors. discover beyondokemovalley front Okemo Mountain Resort Summer 2015 FindYourTrail vtcheese.comcheesetrail.htm A Resort for All Seasons Family Reunions Corporate Outings Golf Groups Weddings M O U N T A I N R E S O R T Call 802 228-1835 or visit okemo.comweddings for information about functions and banquets at Okemo Mountain Resort. okemo magazine summer 2015 page 46 Engel Volkers -13 Square- 126 Main St. Ludlow Vermont 05149 802-975-0338 A higher standard. Here and around the world. Real Estate Property Services Give your property the attention it deserves Okemo-Woodstock EV_RE_OkemoMag.indd 1 41515 123 PM 7 Depot St Proctorsville VT corner of rte 131 Depot St. 802.226.7373 A Yarn Shop With a Sense of Humor Thurs 10-9 Fri Sat 10-6 Sun 11-5 Thurs SitnKnit 6-9 Supplies for Knitting Crocheting Felting Spinning One of a kind gifts from local fiber artists 802-228-1600 page 47 discover beyondokemovalley front Okemo Mountain Resort Summer 2015 Step back in time Black River Academy Museum in Ludlow The Black River Academy was chartered in 1835. Among its illustrious alumni is Calvin Coolidge thirtieth 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 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 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 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 nineteenth 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 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 nineteenth century heyday. Each season features a series of activities and special events with farm life exhibits plus activities and events for children. Visit okemo magazine summer 2015 page 48 Open 7 Days - Family Medicine Walk-in Care 1 Elm Street Ludlow VT 802-228-8867 Okemo Mag 2015_Layout 1 41515 333 PM Page 1 2015 THE BOSTON BEER COMPANY BOSTON MA SAVOR THE FLAVOR RESPONSIBLY. Our original beer brewed with only the finest ingredients including Bavarian Noble hops. The balance of malty sweetness and hop spiciness inthis brew sets the standard for all Samuel Adams beers. Interior Design Decorating Renovation 72A Pond Street Ludlow Vermont 05149 Ph. 802-228-2075 Visit Our Online Showroom for More Details Chrisandras_final2.indd 1 41515 404 PM Homes Garages Kitchens Flooring Windows Doors Hardware BUILDING SOLUTION PROVIDERS Guaranteed Low Prices Quality Products Professional Staff Rutland VT Ludlow VT 802-228-1600 page 49 June 4 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics Every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. through July 23. A different topic each week. 10 per clinic. Call 802 228-1396. June 6 FOLA FREE Movie Night Nebraska 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 6 Strolling of the Heifers This Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Event centered on the annual parade in Brattleboro Vt. features beautifully groomed heifer calves 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 okemovalleysummerevents Okemo Mountain Resort Summer 2015 Make sure you check out these amazing events... June 12 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 4 Okemos Great American Party presented by Kelley Powersports The best place to celebrate the 4th with great music all-American barbecue and lots of fun and games for the entire family October 10 Okemos Fall into Winter Celebration presented by Lipton Tea Celebrate the change of seasons with music food games and fun August 7-9 Okemos Annual Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival Sample more than 75 craft beers ciders and wines while enjoying live music great food and fine crafts okemo magazine summer 2015 page 50 LUDLOW PHARMACY Okemo Marketplace RT 103 Ludlow VT 802-228-2500 Postage Paid Prescriptions by Mail to All Other Locations SmilinStevesSmilinSteves FULL SERVICE PHARMACY All Major Prescription Plans Accepted Most Insurance Accepted Free Local Delivery Rutland Ludlow Springfield 2 locations Very Convenient Fast Friendly Service Family owned and operated Since 1982 630711 PUMP BOYS DINETTES A down-home musical served with a smile 716725 PETER THE STARCATCHER The Tony-winning prequel to Peter Pan 730822 GUYS DOLLS The legendary Broadway favorite 82795 THE GLASS MENAGERIE Tennessee Williams timeless masterpiece 625-712 JUNIE B. JONES Everybodys favorite first grader 72389 THE OTHER PLACE A riveting new pyschological drama 813830 THE ROAD TO WHERE An uplifting journey to Ireland 630711 PUMP BOYS DINETTES A down-home musical served with a smile 716725 PETER THE STARCATCHER The Tony-winning prequel to Peter Pan 730822 GUYS DOLLS The legendary Broadway favorite 82795 THE GLASS MENAGERIE Tennessee Williams timeless masterpiece 625-712 JUNIE B. JONES Everybodys favorite first grader 72389 THE OTHER PLACE A riveting new pyschological drama 813830 THE ROAD TO WHERE An uplifting journey to Ireland MAINstageotherstages GET YOUR TICKETS NOW 802.824.5288 Celebrating the classics Nurturing the new SUMMER2015music magic masterworks 802-228-1600 page 51 Finding Your Style Interior Design Custom Fabrication Renovations Everyone wants to feel at home where they live. Its easier to get there than you think and I can show the way. Cheryl Boghosian Interior Designer ASID Featuring the most extensive design library between Boston and Montreal 603-643-3727 Hanover NH June 26 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests Chris MacKay and the ToneShifters from 6 to 9 p.m. at Okemo Mountain Resort in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. 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 30-July 11 Pump Boys and Dinettes at the Weston Playhouse The Pump Boys sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the Dinettes Prudie and Rhetta Cupp run the Double Cupp Diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country songs that received unanimous raves on and off Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity they perform on guitars piano bass and yes kitchen utensils. Call 802 824-5288 or visit June 13 Annual B2VT Ride 1200 physically and mentally tougher-than-most cyclists take on the challenge of a 130-plus mile ride from Boston to Okemo Mountain Resort. This ride is not for the faint-of-heart. Riders will end at Okemos Clock Tower base area to enjoy live music barbecue and refreshments. A new local-ride component is being added this year for all ability levels at Okemo. Visit June 18 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics Every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. through July 23. A different topic each week. 10 per clinic. Call 802 228-1396. June 19 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests Blue Fox and the Rockin Daddys from 6 to 9 p.m. at Okemo Mountain Resort in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. 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 7 14 21 28 Ice Cream Sundays at Billings Farm Museum June is Dairy Month Lend a hand making and sampling delicious ice cream at 1215 and 215 p.m. while learning the history and science of this dairy treat. Route 12 and River Road Woodstock Vt. Call 802 457-2355. June 11 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics Every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. through July 23. A different topic each week. 10 per clinic. Call 802 228-1396. June 12 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests Rick Redington The Luv from 6 to 9 p.m. at Okemo Mountain Resort in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. 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 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 802 228-1387 okemo magazine summer 2015 page 52 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 discs and accessories from Innova Discraft and more 802-228-1600 page 53 June 25 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics Every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. through July 23. A different topic each week. 10 per clinic. Call 802 228-1396. June 27 Okemo Bicycle Hill Climb A challenging 5.8 mile uphill bike race to the top of Okemo Mountain along Route 103 and Mountain Road. 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 July 2 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics Every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. through July 23. A different topic each week. 10 per clinic. Call 802 228-1396. July 3 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests Studio Two The Beatles Tribute from 6 to 9 p.m. at Okemo Mountain Resort in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. 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 4 President Calvin Coolidge Birthday Celebration Selected as a Top 10 Summer Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Plymouths July 4th 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. Route 100A Plymouth Vt. July 4 Okemos Great American Party presented by Kelley Powersports 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 summerevents An Oasis for the Passionate Appetite An Okemo Tradition since 1989 Full Bar Friendly Place Thai Seafood Lobster Pasta Specialties Home of Vermont Pad Thai At the foot of Jackson Gore Access Rd Jct of Rtes 103 100 N Dinner Wed-SUN 5-10 PM Closed Mon Tues Reservations Recommended Owned by Chef Trip Pearce Bartender Deb Pearce 802-228-2996 THE MOST LAKE LISTINGS IN LUDLOW Mountains and lakes homes and condos commercial and open land our listings always shine. 802-228-1234 101 Main Street Ludlow VT 05149 A cut above in local knowledge experience and dedication okemo magazine summer 2015 page 54 A short drive from Okemo historic Tater Hill offers a course as challenging as it is beautiful with birch-lined fairways flower gardens rustic stone walls and panoramic mountain views. 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. 802-228-1600 page 55 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. Call 802 228-1600. July 4 Craft Festival at Fletcher Farm School for the Arts Crafts An annual craft event showcasing the work of 90 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 July 7-10 Okemo Valley Golf Club Junior Camp Ages 10-15. Daily from 830 a.m. to 1130 a.m. 175 for the camp. Call 802 228-1396. July 9 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics Every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. through July 25. A different topic each week. 10 per clinic. Call 802 228-1396. July 10 Vermont Symphony Orchestra presented by Mary W Davis Realtor AssociatesInc. and Okemo Mountain Resort An evening of great symphony music with a scenic mountain backdrop. Grounds open at 530 p.m. for the 730 p.m. concert. Advance tickets are available online at 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 welcomed for seating. Plan for dinner before the show at Coleman Brook Tavern or enjoy an outdoor barbeque with beer and wine available. In keeping with the VSO tradition the concert ends with a fanfare of fireworks. July 11 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 cooking competition. Call the Grafton Inn at 802 843-2231 orvisit summerevents Education for LifeOne Student at a Time Vermont Academy Its a feeling. Visit today. Vermont Academy is a place of possibility. WILL SVENSSON 18 High honors Global Programs crew Nordic skiing Environmental Club Coed college preparatory boarding school located in southern Vermont 802-869-6229 802-228-1600 Ludlow VT Summer 2015 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 The Spring House Pool OKEMO MOUNTAIN itsokemotime OPENING MID-SUMMER 2015. Lift-served mountain biking on the Clock Tower side of the mountain with a full-service bike shop at the base. 802-228-1600 Ludlow VT Bike Shop 802-228-1548 okemo magazine summer 2015 page 56 July 11 FOLA FREE Movie Night Philomena 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 17 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests Blind Owl Band from 6 to 9 p.m. at Okemo Mountain Resort in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. 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 18 The Maples Disc Golf Open The 18-hole disc golf tournament will be held at The Maples Disc Golf Course at Okemos Jackson Gore. Open to all ability levels. There will be an individual scored round of 36 holes to determine the Champion. Registration is 20 per player. July 16-25 Peter and the Starcatcher at Weston Playhouse Winner of five 2012 Tony Awards this is a grownups prequel to Peter Pan. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters all on a journey to answer the century-old question How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up This epic origin story proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world. Call 802 824-5288 or visit July 16 Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies Clinics Every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. through July 23. A different topic each week. 10 per clinic. Call 802 228-1396. July 19 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 23 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 per clinic. Call 802 228-1396. summerevents 802-228-1600 page 57 July 24 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests The North and South Dakotas from 6-9 p.m. at Okemo Mountain Resort in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. 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 25 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 can be purchased on the day of the tour at the Mount Holly Community Center and Library on the Green in Belmont. From 930 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 802 259-2562. July 26 Okemo Blueberry Fest Celebrate all things blueberry. Start the day with a blueberry pancake brunch in the Jackson Gore courtyard. Live music games local vendors a pie eating contest and nearby blueberry picking conditions permitting. July 26 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. Route 12 and River Road Woodstock Vt. Call 802 457-2355. July 30-Aug. 22 Guys and Dolls at Weston Playhouse Set in Damon Runyons mythical New York City Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck meanwhile his girlfriend nightclub performer Adelaide laments that theyve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough but Sky is busy chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. Call 802 824-5288 or visit July 31 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests The WinterplaceJacksonGoreLedgewood 802 228 8999 TrailsideOkemoMtLodgeKettleBrook slopeside a get away should be just that... Winterplace Jackson Gore Solitude Village okemo in every season... slopeside ok 13-141314 13 5213 1231 PM Page 1 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K Sams Steakhouse Okemo 13 AD_PRINT.pdf 1 41515 1203 PM 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 sponsors. 2 0 1 5 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 2 J U N E 1 9 J U N E 2 6 J U LY 3 J U LY 1 0 An evening of great symphony music with a scenic mountain backdrop. Advance tickets are available online at Tickets are 31 in advance or 36 at the door. Kids under 18 are free in advance or 12 at the door. PRESENTED BY Rick Redington The Luv Blue Fox and the Rockin Daddys Chris Mackay and the Tone Shifters Studio Two VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA J U LY 1 7 J U LY 2 4 J U LY 3 1 AU G U S T 7 AU G U S T 1 4 AU G U S T 2 1 AU G U S T 2 8 Blind Owl Band North and South Dakotas Chris Kleeman Band East Coast Soul Satin Steel Tony Lee Thomas Band 2ADAM12 okemo magazine summer 2015 page 58 Chris Kleeman Band from 6 to 9 p.m. at Okemo Mountain Resort in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. 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. 1-Sept. 20 The 29th Annual Quilt Exhibition at Billings Farm Museum This juried exhibition of colorful quilts made exclusively in Windsor County will celebrate 29 years of quilting excellence at the Billings Farm. Quilting demonstrations programs and activities for children and adults. Route 12 and River Road Woodstock Vt. Call 802 457-2355 or visit Aug. 1 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 Route 100A Plymouth Vt. Aug. 1 FOLA FREE Movie Night Laura 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. 2 Billings Farm Museum Antique Tractor Day Tractors made between 1930 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 including the popular tractor sandbox. Route 12 and River Road Woodstock. Call 802 457-2355 or visit Aug. 7-9 Okemos Annual Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival Named a Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Summer Event. Sample more than 75 craft beers and ciders from regional brewers and enjoy a selection of fine wines as well. The summerevents 802-228-1600 page 59 festival will showcase a lineup of live music craft vendors tasty food options and the great outdoors at Okemos Jackson Gore courtyard. East Coast Soul performs on Friday evening. Okemos Adventure Zone will be open with zipline tours miniature golf Segway PT tours a treetop challenge course and mountain coaster. New this year a beer pairing dinner will be offered Friday evening. On Saturday local restaurants will vie for the title of Okemo Valley Chicken Wing Champion with the winner based on attendee votes. Friday 6-9 p.m. Saturday noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Call 802 228-1600 or visit Aug. 8 9 The 54th Annual Summer Art in the Park Chaffee Art Center invites you to a festival featuring 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. 8 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 specialties and vote for the best. 4 to 7 p.m. 10 admission. Okemo Mountain Resort was the recipient of the Best Taste Award in 2013. Call 802-773-2747. Aug. 14 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests Satin and Steel a 10-piece RB horn band from 6 to 9 p.m. at Okemo Mountain Resort in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. Pack the lawn chairs or general info 802-228-1600 63 d i s c o v e r Creating unique pieces of Metal Sculpture Hand Crafted Fine Jewelry Stained Glass Pottery Folk Art Funky Clocks and more An ever-changing display of the artist imagination. Also home of the Silver Spoon Studio creating one-of-a-kind functional pieces from antique silverware. 44 Depot Street Ludlow VT 802 228-4753 Featuring Over 120 Artists DepotOk 12 vdepot ok 91113 1156 AM Page 1 An Oasis for the Passionate Appetite 5 miles north of Okemo on Rt.103 Open Every Night Dinner 5-10pm 802-259-2996 An Okemo Tradition Since 1989 Thursday is Thai Night Full Bar Friendly Place Harry Carry Take-Out 802-228-7623 47 DEPOT ST. LUDLOW OPEN10ISH-6ISH CLOSED TUESDAY WEDNESDAY A Boutique carrying casual classic comfy reliable clothing for men women shower a barbecue Harpoon beer and live music. Windsor Vt. Visit Aug. 11 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 street party on Merchants Row in downtown Rutland invites attendees to sample local restaurants okemo magazine summer 2015 page 60 summerevents 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. 15 FOLA Silent Movie Festival Step back in time with The General the crowning comedy achievement of Buster Keatons comedic movie career. The festival is free donations are appreciated. The Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Depot Street starting at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 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 and fills up fast. Special lodging discounts are available to participants and volunteers by calling 802 434-5644. Aug. 15 16 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. Route 12 and River Road Woodstock Vt. Call 802 457-2355 or visit Aug. 21 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests The Tony Lee Thomas Band from 6 to 9 p.m. at Okemo Mountain Resort in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. 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. 22 Craft Festival at Fletcher Farm School for the Arts Crafts An annual craft event showcasing the work of 90 of New Englands finest artists and craftsmen from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food and refresh- ments available. Call 802 228-8770 or visit Aug. 27-Sept. 5 The Glass Menagerie at Weston Playhouse Tennessee Williams classic of the American stage is a deeply personal and haunting memory play. An aging Southern Belle longs for her youth and dreams of a better life for her children. Her restless son a would-be poet and the storys narrator gets swept up in his mothers funny Like us on Facebook for updates on Daily Specials facebook.comTheKillarney 802-228-1600 page 61 EXCAVATING INC. Visit us online to learn more of what we can do for you. improvements big and small Driveways Retaining Walls Foundations Septic Systems Chester Vermont802 875 3319 Give us a call. MM OK summer 15ok 41315 535 PM Page 2 and heartbreaking schemes to find a husband for his painfully shy sister. Call 802 824-5288 or visit Aug. 28 Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Enjoy a free lawn concert with musical guests Adam Payne 2ADAM12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Okemo Mountain Resort in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. 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. 29 30 Okemo Valley Antique Classic Car Show Presented by Springfield Buick GMC cars from the 1910s to 1989 will be represented and judged. Car enthusi- asts 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 car. Rain or shine. Call 802 228-5830. Sept. 4-6 The North Branch Bluegrass Festival A multi-day family-friendly blue- grass festival featuring music and workshops. This good old-fashioned family show takes place every Labor Day weekend in Bridgewater Corners Vt. Call 802 672-3042 or visit Sept. 5 6 The Plymouth Folk Blues Concerts A highlight of the Labor Day weekend Plymouths 11th annual concerts features stars from Vermont and nationally known musicians.Wagon rides on Saturday childrens crafts and face painting both days.The concerts are free donations are suggested.2 p.m. to 5p.m.Route 100A Plymouth. Visit for more details. Sept. 5-12 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 Sept. 5 Wellwood Orchards Customer Appreciation Day Fun for the entire family in Springfield Vt. Games galore petting zoo face painting balloon animals live music 7 Main Street Ludlow VT 802-228-8866 Bio-Blended Heating Oil Clean Propane Gas 24 Hour Plumbing and Heating Services 24 Hour Home Comfort Monitoring TOLL FREE 888 COTA-OIL We deliver Trust Confidence and Peace of Mind in every season okemo magazine summer 2015 page 62 Bondville 802.297.1107 Dorset 802.867.9000 Landscape DesignBuild Lawn and Garden Maintenance Property Management Snow Removal StrSumm15.indd 1 412015 52819 PM C M Y CM MY CY CMY K at Okemo Announcing Call for more info 802-228-1234 Jewel Brook will have a storybook feel. Built on the banks of a sparkling stream and accented with beautiful landscapes brick walkways and old world gas lanterns. Elegantly designed and crafted two and three bedroom townhomes Walking distance to Ludlows shops and restaurants On the Okemo shuttle route Preconstruction pricing starting at 259900 802-228-1600 page 63 summerevents this year the New England Center for Circus Arts performs on the Green. 6 admission 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Visit Oct. 3 FOLA FREE Movie Night Touch of Evil 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. Oct. 3 4 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 wagon rides. Hop on the tractor-pulled wagon for a ride though the orchards and pick your own apples. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 802 263-5200 or visit Sept. 5 FOLA FREE Movie Night All is Lost 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. Sept. 12 The Vermont Golden Honey Fest Big-time 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.-4 p.m. Free admission.This is a Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Fall Event. Call 802 226-7744 or visit Sept. 13 GreatVermontMac Cheese Challenge Attendees can sample 30 Macaroni and Cheese dishes prepared by top chefs and restaurants from around the re- gion. Tickets are 15 at the door and due to the popularity of this event a new layout will be introduced for sampling. Harpoon Draft Beer available for purchase live music calf petting zoo. Rain or Shine. All proceeds will go to benefit Vermont Foodbank Sustainable Woodstock and Vermont Dairy Foundation. Artisans Park at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor Vt. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 802 457-9992. Sept. 19Plymouth Notch Harvest Festival An old-time harvest festival in Vermonts quintessential village with activities for the entire family wagon rides historic farm and craft demonstrations barbecue and harvest treats cheese making and guided tours of the Plymouth Cheese Factory and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Route 100A Plymouth Vt. Call 802 672-3773 or visit Sept. 26 Peru Fair This pig-themed country fair 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. New okemo magazine summer 2015 page 64 802 228 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 Because detail is part of who you we are. gg okemo summer 15Layout 4 41015 1116 AM Page 1 summerevents butter in the farmhouse and wagon rides. Route 12 and River Road Woodstock Vt. Call 802 457-2355 or visit Oct. 9-11 Weston Craft Show This juried exhibit of exceptional Vermont artisans features works in ceramics decorative fiber furniture glass jewelry leather metal mixed media paper wearable art and wood. 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 Route 100 Weston. Visit Oct. 10 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. Oct. 10 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 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 courtyard. Lawn chairs and picnic blankets are welcome. Call 802 228-1600. Oct. 10 11 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. Other activities include a book sale and all-you-can-eat roast beef supper. This is a Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Fall Event. Call 802 259-2562. 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