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Okemo Mountain Resort

Okemo

introductions and improvements


OKEMO MOUNTAIN RESORT
 INTRODUCTIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS FOR WINTER 2013/2014

LUDLOW, Vt. – Cooler nights and shorter days are turning snowsports enthusiasts’ thoughts to snow-covered trails and ski-trip gatherings with friends and family. It’s almost Okemo time and one of the East’s most-loved resorts is getting ready with some big improvements for the upcoming season.

Improved Snowmaking
Operation Snowburst is a nearly $1 million investment in Okemo's snowmaking system that includes the purchase of 225 HKD SV tower guns and significant upgrades to pumps and pipeline. This capital improvement is the largest snowmaking investment Okemo has made in three decades. Utilizing energy-efficient, state-of-the-art technology will allow Okemo to maximize its water-pumping ability and snowmaking potential from the very start of the season. Under favorable conditions, Okemo will begin the 2013/14 ski and snowboard season with more skiing and riding than ever before. 

“This is one of our biggest snowmaking projects and one that could change the way Okemo skis." said Okemo Mountain Resort Vice President and General Manager Bruce Schmidt.

New Terrain
The addition of another glade this winter brings Okemo’s trail count to 120. Rated as a blue-square intermediate, Okemo’s newest glade is 2,200 feet long and comprises 3.75 acres. Unlike the many hardwood glades typical of the Resort, this tree-skiing area is mostly evergreens – providing skiers and riders with a tranquil sense of solitude between two popular green-circle trails near Okemo’s summit. The new glade, called Everglade, begins on Whistler and runs between, and parallel to, Easy Rider and Sunburst. It connects with Mountain Road just above the Jackson Gore intersection. Similar to three glades introduced last winter, this new glade is moderately sloped and generously thinned, allowing skiers and riders who are new to tree skiing a chance to experiment with new terrain and challenges. This new glade also adds to the Okemo Ski + Ride School’s quiver for instruction. 

New Partnership with Killington and Pico
Killington Resort, Okemo Mountain Resort, Pico Mountain at Killington and Mount Sunapee Resort have formed a new partnership with the launch of 4.0 The College Pass for undergraduate and graduate students. The pass is priced at $369 plus tax through Dec. 15, 2013. It offers the most terrain in the East for college students: 378 trails or 150 miles of skiable terrain with 8,727 vertical feet, 19 terrain parks and 59 lifts as well as superior snowmaking and grooming capabilities.

The all-new 4.0 The College Pass will offer unlimited skiing and riding at Killington Resort, Okemo Mountain Resort, Pico Mountain at Killington and Mount Sunapee Resort, and includes five 50-percent off college-buddy tickets (valid with college ID). Additionally, skiers and riders who purchase 4.0 The College Pass at Okemo Mountain Resort will receive 25 percent off multi-day lift tickets at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, in Colo. Also, students who have recently completed their scholastic career and graduated in 2013 can purchase the 4.0 The College Pass at Okemo.

“This is an unprecedented partnership between four of New England’s top resorts that will offer more for college pass holders, while at the same time allowing us to explore other partnership opportunities with Killington and Pico for the future,” said Okemo Mountain Resort Vice President and General Manager Bruce Schmidt.
Pass benefits will vary at each resort and will be sold through each resort’s website and on-site.

Additional Improvements
Okemo’s new partnership with Killington and Pico will extend to the purchase of multi-day tickets as well. When a skier or rider purchases a multi-day lift ticket valid for three or more days, they may spend one of those days at a partner resort: Killington, Pico, Okemo or Sunapee.

Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn has made improvements and upgrades to its guest rooms. Okemo's Rental and Repair shop is upgrading software to allow for online reservations of equipment in advance. A new Starbucks coffee kiosk will be located at the Solitude Day Lodge. There will be new tables and chairs, and restrooms renovations at the Summit Lodge, plus new carpet in several on-mountain buildings, and new seat pads on the Green Ridge Lift chairs.

For more information, please call (802) 228-1600, or visit www.okemo.com.


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