Okemo Hosts Food Drive December 7th

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 05 2013 - 01:04 PM

Okemo MountainLUDLOW, Vt. – During this holiday season, Okemo invites skiing and snowboarding guests to consider the needs of those less fortunate. On Saturday, Dec. 7, Okemo Mountain Resort will host its annual Cares and Shares Food Drive. When skiers and snowboarders donate at least five non-perishable food items, a new child’s toy or new clothing item, their generosity will be rewarded with a discounted day of skiing and riding at Okemo. Visitors who make a donation will be able to purchase a full-day lift ticket on Dec. 7 for $39.

Okemo Mountain Ambassadors will be accepting donations in the Clock Tower base area and Jackson Gore base area between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Volunteers from the Black River Good Neighbor Services Christmas Basket Program will help distribute the donated items to needy families in time for the holidays.

In addition to gathering donations for the Cares and Shares Food Drive, Okemo is donating 100 frozen turkeys to the cause.

“This is a great way for our guests to share the holiday spirit with their winter-season community,” said Okemo Vice President and General Manager Bruce Schmidt. “And it’s a pleasure for Okemo to reward its guests for assisting local families in need this holiday season.”

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