Okemo Media Weekend 2017


Please check back as plans progress and the agenda changes.

We're delighted to be hosting another annual media weekend to kick off the 2017/2018 ski and snowboard season here at Okemo Mountain Resort.

Friday, December 8

Arrival throughout the day - Check-in is 5 p.m. at Jackson Gore Inn. Welcome bags 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.  Please carry your name-badge/credential at all times. You may be asked to present it for complimentary group lessons, rental equipment and other services during your visit.

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 9

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'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. For complimentary group lessons ((based on availability) and rental equipment during your visit, you may present your name badge/credential.

8:30 a.m.
Join Okemo Vice President and General Manager Bruce Schmidt and Marketing Vice President Dave Kulis for an on-snow mountain tour that will include behind-the-scenes visits to some of Okemo’s operational hot spots. Gather at the Coleman Brook Express to join the group.

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 Mark Weigand and and his staff work to provide hungry 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 answer any questions about snowmaking and mountain operations. Ski to lunch at Epic, located in the Solitude Mid-Mountain Lodge, or ride a complimentary shuttle running between the Jackson Gore stone archway or the Clock Tower shuttle stop (located between Okemo Mountain Lodge A and B buildings) and EPIC at the Solitude Lodge.

6:30 p.m.
Cocktails and Wine Pairing Grazing Menu Dinner at Coleman Brook Tavern. (Drinks at 6:30 and seating for dinner at 7 p.m.) Okemo Executive Chef Jason Tostrup (formerly Okemo executive sous chef and chef at Epic) works with many local farmers and food producers to bring the freshest ingredients to his dining guests.

7 p.m.
Starlight Snowshoe Hike. This guided trek 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. Limited to first 25. Call (802) 228-1956 to register.

Sunday, December 10

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. Another option is to freshen up at The Spring House prior to departure. 

In the area

December 8-10: Woodstock's Wassail Weekend. A Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top 10 Winter Event! Twinkling lights and jingling sleigh bells, holiday stories, Yule logs, carols, luminaries, Santa’s workshop and house tours around the village green. The highlight of the weekend is the Wassail Parade through the center of Woodstock with dozens of horses and riders dressed in holiday costumes. Singers and revelers parade the streets. Visit woodstockvt.com or call (802) 496-6378.

Christmas At Black River Academy Museum. Making wreaths, ornaments and gingerbread houses, Noon-3 p.m. Call BRAM at 228-5050 to register.