Okemo Mountain – 12/25/2016

A grey and very blustery sky made getting up out of bed a tad bit difficult but glad I made the effort! The skiing was pretty good, the crowds non-existent and it ended up becoming a beautiful, blue-bird day. Plenty of well covered open terrain to choose from at Okemo on Christmas Day.

Parked over at Jackson Gore and received almost immediate car to lodge shuttle service, it was like I parked my car in the drop off zone for the day. Score! Didn't have a ton of time to be on the hill so quickly headed out towards the South Face which turned out to be a very wise move! With the Glades Peak lift sitting idle, the only way to access the SF "pod" was via the catnap trail which isn't easy to find or conducive to snowboards. The difficult access left the South Face pretty much untouched. Up and down the lift I went and was almost able to make figure eights of my own tracks in the corduroy. By far the best skiing of 2016, including the part from last season I'm trying to forget.

After a couple runs on each open trail It was time to start heading back over to JG. Hit up a couple T2B classics on the front face, a quick trip into Solitude and the Morning Star basin then exited stage left.

Great day!!! It was my first time using the MAX Pass so ticketing took an extra minute but after seeing the window rate ($103.00 USD) I'm thinking it was a very wise investment.

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Okemo Mountain – 12/25/2016

A grey and very blustery sky made getting up out of bed a tad bit difficult but glad I made the effort! The skiing was pretty good, the crowds non-existent and it ended up becoming a beautiful, blue-bird day. Plenty of well covered open terrain to choose from at Okemo on Christmas Day.

Parked over at Jackson Gore and received almost immediate car to lodge shuttle service, it was like I parked my car in the drop off zone for the day. Score! Didn't have a ton of time to be on the hill so quickly headed out towards the South Face which turned out to be a very wise move! With the Glades Peak lift sitting idle, the only way to access the SF "pod" was via the catnap trail which isn't easy to find or conducive to snowboards. The difficult access left the South Face pretty much untouched. Up and down the lift I went and was almost able to make figure eights of my own tracks in the corduroy. By far the best skiing of 2016, including the part from last season I'm trying to forget.

After a couple runs on each open trail It was time to start heading back over to JG. Hit up a couple T2B classics on the front face, a quick trip into Solitude and the Morning Star basin then exited stage left.

Great day!!! It was my first time using the MAX Pass so ticketing took an extra minute but after seeing the window rate ($103.00 USD) I'm thinking it was a very wise investment.

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