Okemo opens for season; plans for Thanksgiving

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Okemo opens for season; plans for Thanksgiving

Sun, 11/14/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Ludlow, VT - The Okemo snowmaking team has been blowing snow non-stop in
preparation for opening day of the season on November 12, 2004.
Fantastic snowmaking temperatures have enabled Okemo's snowmaking team to
really powder the slopes at every opportunity. That's great news for
skiers and riders! Okemo will have top to bottom skiing on at least 7
trails, with 4 lifts in operation to whisk skiers and riders to some great
early season snow conditions on opening day.
Skiing and riding will be available for advanced skiers and riders from
summit of the mountain on trails such as Count Down, Upper World Cup,
World Cup, Defiance, Buckhorn and Drop Off. Snowmaking operations are
continuing at every opportunity to open additional terrain and provide top
to bottom skiing and riding. The Northstar Express will start turning at
9:00 am on opening day, along with the Glades Peak Quad, the F-10 Poma and
the Sachem Quad.
The Base Café, Sitting Bull Lounge and Summit Lodge will be open serving
food and beverage. The Okemo Express Rental/Repair Shop, Penguin
Playground Day Care Center, Okemo Snowsports Shop and Mountain Services
Office will also be open.
Skiers and riders should stay in touch with okemo.com or call the 24-Hour
Snowphone at (802) 228-5222 for the latest updates and for more
on opening day of the season.
Ludlow, VT - Thanksgiving Weekend is right around the corner and Okemo
Mountain Resort is getting ready! Okemo's snowmakers and groomers are
working nonstop to expand terrain and create the snow conditions Okemo is
so famous for. Lots of lifts, trails spread across 5 mountain areas and
on-snow fun is on the agenda for the Thanksgiving Weekend.
Thanksgiving Lift Operations - November 22 to 28, 2004:
Monday through Wednesday: Lifts open from 9 am to 4 pm

Thursday: Lifts open from 8 am to 4 pm

Friday: Lifts open from 8 am to 4 pm

Saturday: Lifts open from 8 am to 4 pm

Sunday: Lifts open from 8 am to 4 pm
Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner at Willie Dunn's Grille:

Served from 3 pm - 8 pm
Cinnamon Butternut Bisque Soup, Hand Carved Vermont Turkey with Homemade
Gravy, Hand Carved Maple Glazed Ham, Roasted Pork Loin, Seafood Scampi,
Homemade Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Whipped Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Homemade
Stuffing with Cranberries & Nuts, Fresh Steamed Vegetables, Salad Bar with
Fresh Bread and Holiday Desserts.
Unlimited Trips ($20.99 + plus tax). 50% off to children 12 and under
(18% Gratuity will automatically be added to final bill)
Call to make reservations, Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 22-Nov. 24
between 11 am - 3 pm at (802) 228-1387.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Coleman Brook Tavern:

Served from 12 pm until 8 pm
Butternut Squash Sherry Bisque with Forest Mushrooms or Coleman Bibb Salad
with Candied Walnuts, Roasted Beets and Maple Mustard Vinaigrette
Corn Fritter with Apple Chutney, Roast Fresh Turkey with Cornbread Sausage
Stuffing, Roasted Root Vegetables, Potato Medley, Cranberry Compote and
Sage Gravy, Pumpkin Pie or Apple Cobbler or Wilcox Dairy Selected Ice
Buffet is $28 per person. $15 for children under 12 (entree
only). Beverages, tax and gratuity extra. For reservations please call
the Coleman Brook Tavern at (802) 228-1435.
Schedule of Events
Wed, Nov 26: Wonderful Wednesdays! VT/NH residents can ski/ride the
day for just $39 or pay just $21 for the afternoon (starting at 12:30
pm). Proof of residency is all that's needed at the time of lift ticket
Thurs, Nov 27: Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at Willie Dunn's Grille. Join us
for a beautiful Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet from 1 pm - 8 pm. Call to make
reservations for Thanksgiving, Monday - Wednesday, Nov. 24 - 26 between 11
a.m. - 5 p.m. at (802) 228-1387.
Sat, Nov 29: Long Trail Apres-Ski Party. Join the fun for an Apres-ski
party with live music by Rick Redington and Long Trail giveaways in the
Sitting Bull Bar & Restaurant from 3-6pm.
Sat, Nov 29: J1/2/3. Snowboard and Freestyle programs begin.
Sat, Nov 29: Annual Okemo Season Passholder Cocktail Party and Fashion
inside the Okemo Great Room from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.
Early Season Ski & Stay Specials
Winter Weekend Warm-Up from $63.95 pp/day
Available opening to Thurs, Nov. 27, 2003 or Sun, Nov. 30 to Sun, Dec. 14,
Take advantage of Okemo's unsurpassed snowmaking capabilities and enjoy
England 's best early season snow conditions. These sample packages
include lodging in either a Jackson Gore Inn room, a 1BR Okemo Mountain
Lodge ski-in/ski-out, a 2 or 3BR Winterplace mountainside unit, and daily
lift tickets. 2-day/2-night weekend stays available Friday night through
'Twas the week before Christmas from $106.25 pp/day
Available Sun, Dec.21 to Fri, Dec. 26, 2003
Enjoy New England's best early-season snow conditions, and then take in
Holiday Festivities in the Village of Ludlow. Visit the shops for a last
minute holiday gift, or simply relax and unwind in Okemo's winter
playground. These sample packages include lodging in a new Jackson Gore
room, a 1 BR Okemo Mountain Lodge ski-in/ski-out, 2 or 3 BR Winterplace
mountainside units, daily lift tickets, a free day ticket on Sunday
afternoon, and the Okemo Freedom Pack. 5 -day/5 -night midweek stays
available Sunday night through Friday.
For the latest update on lifts, trails, snow conditions and events,
visit the Okemo website at www.okemo.com or the 24-hour Snowphone at (802)