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Okemo Mountain Resort

Okemo

"best of new england"

press


May 20, 2013



OKEMO’S TIMBER RIPPER MOUNTAIN COASTER NAMED
A 2013 “BEST OF NEW ENGLAND – EDITOR’S CHOICE” WINNER
BY YANKEE MAGAZINE

timber ripper mountain coaster at okemo


LUDLOW, VT – Okemo Mountain Resort’s Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster has been recognized as a 2013 “Editor’s Choice” winner in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England. This designation is awarded by Yankee’s editors and contributors, who name select New England restaurants, lodging properties and attractions to the exclusive list. The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, an attraction that is part of Okemo’s Adventure Zone, was named “Best Downhill Ride.”

Similar to a roller coaster, sled-like cars carry one or two riders along the Timber Ripper’s tubular, stainless steel 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 before finally coasting toward the terminal, located at Okemo’s Jackson Gore.

“Every one of the 300-plus places we highlight contains an untold back story about someone striving for perfection, having a dream, and having the vision to make a difference,” says Yankee Magazine’s editor Mel Allen. “While it may be hard to create a business, the true challenge is in making it work, being good enough that it endures and brings people back. Those are the qualities we look for and reward when we say `Best of New England.’”

Memorial Day Weekend marks the opening of Okemo Mountain Resort’s Adventure Zone at Jackson Gore. Whether visitors are spending an hour or an entire day, The Adventure Zone is sure to garner giggles, shouts and squeals of pure delight. In addition to the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, Okemo’s Adventure Zone features a zipline tour, Segway Personal Transport tours, the Amp Energy Big Air Bag, a bungee trampoline, a climbing pinnacle, miniature golf, disc golf, and more. A new self-guided, treetop challenge course is slated to open later this summer.

Each of Okemo’s Adventure Zone features are priced individually or visitors can purchase an Adventure Zone Day Pass wristband for $53. The Day Pass includes three rides on the Timber Ripper, unlimited use of The Stump Jumper Bungee Jump, Disc Golf, Lumberin’ Cal Mini Golf, the Amp Energy Big Air Bag, Climbing Wall and use of The Jackson Gore Springhouse Pool and Fitness Center. 

Okemo’s Adventure Zone initially will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and then daily starting June 28. Specific information about hours and pricing is posted online. Zipline tours and Segway Personal Transport tours may be reserved by calling (802) 228-1600. More information about Okemo Mountain Resort may be obtained by visiting www.okemo.com.




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About Yankee Magazine: Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, N.H. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and feature stories. It is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated, a family-owned, independent magazine publisher. More information is available at YankeeMagazine.com



Contact: Bonnie MacPherson, director of public relations
Okemo Mountain Resort | 77 Okemo Ridge Road | Ludlow, VT 05149
802-228-1947 | pr@okemo.com

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