Okemo Gears Up For An Early November Opening

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Okemo Gears Up For An Early November Opening

Mon, 10/06/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Okemo Mountain Resort is gearing up for the 2003/2004
winter season and it won't be long now. Snowmaking operations are
scheduled to begin in just a few short weeks with the opening day
anticipated on Saturday, November 8, 2003. With $55 million in
improvements for the upcoming winter season, Okemo just keeps getting
better and better.
Skiers and riders will discover a vastly expanded mountain with
miles
of playful terrain, a modern and efficient lift system, snowmaking and
grooming that is tops in New England and family-friendly programs for all
ages and ability levels.
The new terrain at Jackson Gore has quickly become a favorite among
skiers and riders. With seven new trails and two new lifts for 2003/2004,
the winter season will be jam-packed with more terrain, lifts and resort
amenities. Jackson Gore now offers a total of 14 trails with four lifts
(including two highspeed detachable quad chairlifts) and an entirely new
base lodge and resort center. The Coleman Brook Express highspeed
detachable quad chairlift has been installed just outside the Jackson Gore
Inn's front door and will whisk guests to a trail location above the
existing Jackson Gore Express quad. Seven new trails encompassing 40
acres (including a 9,600-foot long novice run that runs from the top to
bottom of the mountain peak) will provide gentle cruising terrain. The
Stargazer Carpet, a 400 foot-long carpet lift has been installed in the
base for beginners. The increase in terrain brings Okemo's skiable acreage
to over 600 acres, with 95% covered by snowmaking.
Situated at the heart of the Jackson Gore base area is a 250,000
square foot base facility that is home to the Jackson Gore Inn, with 117
slopeside units ranging in size from standard rooms to three-bedroom
suites, complete with bell/valet/room service and underground parking for
Inn guests. The Jackson Gore Inn features services and amenities found in
a first-class hotel with a reception area open 24-hours, concierge,
full-service restaurant, The Corner Store Sundry Shop and health club with
indoor/outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool spas (which will be open to the
public for a daily fee).
The Jackson Gore Base Lodge is home to an assortment of dining
options for skiers and riders. The Roundhouse, a 390-seat food court, is
located on the first floor of the new facility. The atrium designed food
court contains a variety of quick, healthy options all with a unique
personality. Vermont Pizza at Jackson Gore, a 280-seat pub and lounge is
located directly above the Roundhouse and specializes in gourmet wood
fired pizzas, deli-style sandwiches, homemade soups and a full service bar
that serves up "ice cold" micro brews. Coleman Brook Tavern is
reminiscent of a Vermont country inn that surrounds you in warmth and
casual elegance. The Tavern is a full service restaurant featuring superb
cuisine in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Open for breakfast, lunch
and dinner, the Coleman Brook Tavern is "ski boot and family friendly".