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Okemo Media Weekend 2015

Please check back as plans progress and the agenda changes.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature has not been as cooperative as we would have liked so far this season. Okemo does have the most open acreage in Vermont (124 acres) though, and we are working hard to make snow at every opportunity. Skiing and snowboarding is taking place out of Okemo's Clock Tower base area and Solitude area with most terrain available for intermediate and advanced levels of skiers and riders. There will be no lift service or terrain available at Jackson Gore. We will have shuttles running regularly between Jackson Gore, Solitude and the Clock Tower base starting at 7:30 a.m. each day.

Friday, December 11

Arrival throughout the day - Check-in is 5 p.m. at Jackson Gore Inn. Welcome bags in your room will include your name-badge/credential, an Okemo Real.Easy Card - an RFID-enabled card you must carry in a pocket for lift access on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Learn more about RFID technology.  For complimentary group lessons and rental equipment during your visit, you may present your name-badge/credential.

Dinner on your own - Dine at Okemo's Coleman Brook Tavern or choose from a selection of area eateries listed in the Okemo Valley Regional Guide, included in your welcome bag.

Saturday, December 12

7:15-9 a.m.
Breakfast in Coleman Brook Tavern at the Jackson Gore Inn.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet to fuel up for a day of skiing and riding at Okemo.

7:30 a.m.
Okemo General Manager Bruce Schmidt and other Okemo managers will lead the charge for first tracks. Meet in the Jackson Gore Inn Lobby ready to load shuttles for Solitude and get the best turns of the day before lifts open to the public.

7:30 a.m.
Okemo's rental shop at the Clock Tower base area opens. Show your credential for complimentary equipment.

8 a.m.
Lifts open to the public - Get out there and make some tracks.

Your Okemo Real.Easy Card is your lift access card. Please carry it in your outerwear pocket (jacket or ski pants) so RFID readers at lift terminal access gates can easily authenticate your card. Learn more about RFID technology. For complimentary group lessons ((based on availability) and rental equipment during your visit, you may present your name badge/credential.

8 a.m.-1 p.m.
December Demo presented by Vermont Properties & Development, Inc. Test-drive the latest ski and snowboard equipment for free at the Solitude Lodge from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. A credit card imprint is required and snowboarders must provide their own bindings.

11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ride Okemo's Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster at Jackson Gore. Just show your name badge/credential for unlimited complimentary rides.       

Lunch with Tim and Diane Mueller at EPIC. Chef Jason Tostrup and EPIC Manager Cindy Caira work to provide dining guests with the freshest ingredients for a unique culinary experience. Tim and Diane Mueller will talk about what's new at Okemo this year and Okemo's Operations Management team will be on hand to talk about the challenges of juggling summer maintenance, snowmaking upgrades and the installation of two new chairlifts. Ski to lunch at Epic, located in the Solitude Day Lodge, or ride a complimentary shuttle running between the Jackson Gore stone archway, Solitude Lodge and the A/B Circle at Okemo's Clock Tower base area.

6 p.m.
Kids’ Night Out.  Evening child care with pizza party for our younger guests. Please register before 3 p.m. Drop off between 6 and 6:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.
Cocktails and Wine Pairing Dinner at Coleman Brook Tavern. (Drinks at 6:30 and seating for dinner at 7 p.m.) Chef Scot Emerson’s commitment to sourcing local ingredients gives new meaning to  the term farm-to-table. Okemo’s Whole Animal Program works with local farmers to pasture-raise organic, antibiotic-free, Berkshire hogs from Cavendish Farms, Cornish chickens from Parlemee Farms and Certified Wagyu beef from Spring-Rock Farms. Coleman Brook Tavern’s Wine Room, for grownups only, offers an elegant setting of mahogany breakfronts that surround diners with a display of fine vintages. Coleman Brook Tavern is the recipient of the Wine Spectator Best of Excellence Award.

7 p.m.
Starlight Hike. This guided hike up the mountain will offer a nighttime perspective of Okemo’s Jackson Gore under the light of the starry sky. Return to the fire pit at the Jackson Gore Inn to roast marshmallows and share stories. Tour starts at 7:30. Call (802) 228-1956 to register.

Sunday, December 13

7:30-9 a.m.
Breakfast in Coleman Brook Tavern at the Jackson Gore Inn.
Fuel up for another fun day on the slopes.

8 a.m.
 Lifts start turning - Get out there and make some tracks. 

Check-Out Time   Late check-out may be available. Please coordinate with the front desk staff. Feel free to freshen up at The Spring House prior to departure.