LUDLOW, Vermont ??вЂќ With base depths averaging a deep 30 to 44 inches and nearly 100% of Okemo’s slopes and trail open, skiers and riders are sure to experience the best that the month of February has to offer.
Glades, steeps, bumps, long intermediate cruisers and gentle terrain…take your pick! If it’s high-flying action you’re looking for, the SoBe Super Pipe, the new Hot Dog Hill Half Pipe and five Terrain Parks are all in prime condition.
Okemo’s SoBe Super Pipe
(Photo: Courtesy of Okemo Mountain Resort)
In addition to superb snow conditions, you’ll find an exciting line-up of lesson programs and special events during the month of February. Here’s a preview:
Free Your Heels — Try Telemark Skiing!
It’s new this season! The Okemo Cutting Edge Learning Center offers Telemark Instruction for levels 1-4. Telemark instruction is offered every Tuesday, starting from the Okemo base area and every Thursday from the Jackson Gore base (February 22 and 24 are excluded).
Here’s what you get: Atomic performance Telemark ski rentals, a 2-hour group lesson at 10:00 am (levels 1-4), and a lower mountain lift ticket all for just $85. Free your heels and try something new! Contact the Cutting Learning Center for more information at (802)228-1581, or visit any Learning Center Desk location.
Okemo’s Advantage One-On-One Private Instruction:
Select the hour that works for you with an 8:30 am or 2:30 pm time-slot and take advantage of a discounted Private Lesson rate. You can start the day with a one-hour private or hit the slopes and end the day with some great one-on-one instruction. Advantage Private Lessons are $65 and reservations are necessary. Contact the Cutting Learning Center for more information at (802)228-1581.
What’s Happening In February!
Sat, Feb 12: Vermont Specialty Foods Sampling Day. The Vermont Specialty Foods Sugar House will be outside the Sitting Bull with Free Sugar on Snow and other Vermont made specialties. Come by and taste some of Vermont’s finest treats!
Sat, Feb 12: WZLX Radio day featuring on-mountain fun and an Apr??s Ski Party in the Sitting Bull from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
Sat, Feb 12: Sierra Nevada Apr??s Ski Party at Vermont Pizza Co. (above The Roundhouse at Jackson Gore) from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
Sat, Feb 12: Hopefuls Race on the NASTAR course at 10:00 am.
Sun, Feb 13: J4/5 Council Dual Race on the Wardance trail. Starts at 9:30 am
Sun, Feb 13: ???DO THE SLOPE??В¦NOT THE DOPE??? Race and Fun day. Come join local teens and families as they participate in Fun Races on NASTAR and scour the mountain in a Scavenger Hunt. Register from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, and the race Starts at 1:00 pm. Raffle and Awards at 4:00 pm.
Sun, Feb 13: Sitting Bull entertainment featuring the melodies of Chris Kleeman from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
Mon, Feb. 14: Valentine??в„ўs Day with confections provided by M&M Mars. Have a romantic dinner at the Coleman Brook Tavern or at Willie Dunn??в„ўs Grille.
Tues, Feb 15: Innkeepers Race Series on the Wardance trail. Starts at 10 am.
Thurs, Feb 16: High School Super Pipe Snowboard event starting at 1:00 pm. Watch the action with our local high school super-stars! For more information contact the Competition Department at 228-1483.
Fri, Feb 18: Guinness Toast in the Sitting Bull from 3:00 to 6:00 pm featuring entertainment by Guy Burlage.
Sat-Fri, Feb. 19-25: Snickers SnowFest Week. Candy samplings all week long (while they last) with a variety of ???delectable delights” from M&M Mars.
Sat, Feb 19: VC/Slalom Race on the Wardance trail. Registration in the Base Lodge Mezzanine from 7:00 am to 8:30 am, and event starts at 9:30 am. For more information please contact the Competition Center at 228-1483.
Sat to Sun, Feb 19-20: Freestyle B Meet on the Ledges trail. Register in the Base Lodge Mezzanine from 7:00 am to 8:30 am, and event starts at 10:00 am. For more information please contact the Competition Center at 228-1483.
Sat, Feb 19: Stella Artois Apr??s Ski Party at Vermont Pizza Co. (located above The Roundhouse at Jackson Gore) from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Sat, Feb 19: Harpoon Apr??s Ski Party at the Sitting Bull with a live DJ and other fun games.
Sun, Feb. 20: Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Display. Beginning at 7:30 pm at the Okemo Base Area. Watch the torchlight parade of Okemo employees ski/snowboard down the mountain followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
Sun, Feb. 20: Vermont Pure Spring Water Snowshoe Tour co-sponsored by Atlas Snowshoes. Snowshoe Tour departs the Okemo Base Area at 7:00 pm and head up the Bull Run trail for a bird??в„ўs-eye view of the fireworks.
Mon, Feb. 21: Live entertainment featuring RHUMBOOGIE in the Sitting Bull from 3:00 pm 6:00 pm.
Tues, Feb. 22: Live entertainment featuring The LUSTRE KINGS in the Sitting Bull from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Wed, Feb. 23: Family Presentation featuring the Vermont Institute of Natural Science??в„ўs ???A Raptor Encounter???. The program will feature a first-hand encounter with live Falcons, hawks and owls. The program is free and open to the public and starts at 7:30 pm in The Roundhouse at Jackson Gore.
Wed, Feb. 23: Live music by the SPIDERS in the Sitting Bull from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
Thurs, Feb. 24: Live entertainment featuring CHRIS KLEEMAN in the Sitting Bull from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
Fri, Feb. 25: Live entertainment featuring BOBBY DICK in the Sitting Bull from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
Sat, Feb. 26: ???Keep Winter Cool??? in cooperation with National Ski Areas Association. Learn what Okemo is doing to reduce global warming.
Sat to Sun, Feb. 26-27: Wendy Fischer’s Ski Camp for young women (ages 12-17). Advance registration and fee required.
Sat, Feb 26: Hopeful Race on the NASTAR course at 10:00 am.
Sat, Feb 26: Labatts Apr??s Ski Party featuring a live DJ from 3-6pm in the Sitting Bull.
Sat, Feb. 26: Pro-Tour Comedy Night, co-sponsored by Vermont Properties & Development. Get ready for an evening of laughter. Doors open at 7:30 pm and the Show starts at 8:00 pm. Appropriate for ages 21 and over. Advance tickets available by calling Vermont Properties at (802) 228-8877.
Sat to Mon, Feb 26-28: J3 States Race. Registration in the Base Lodge Mezzanine from 7:00 am to 8:30 am and event starts at 9:30 am. For more information please contact the Competition Center at 228-1483.
Sun, Feb. 27: Southern VT Superpipe Finals in the SoBe Superpipe. Registration in the Base Lodge Mezzanine from 7:00 am to 8:30 am. Event starts at 10:00 am. For more information please contact Scott Palmer at 802-325-3471.
Sun, Feb. 27: Okemo Series SoBe Super Pipe Event. Competition is open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages. Register from 8:00 am to 9 am in the Okemo Base Lodge Mezzanine. Event starts at 10 am in the SoBe Super Pipe. Entry fee is $20.