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14. Friday, December 1st, 2023

Happy December readers! Jessie here, back with my first snow report of the season. 😁 We're so excited December is here - this is the month where ski season really gets into full swing! Read on to hear about my awesome day at Okemo. 😊

Merch notice - We still have merch for sale, get it before it's gone. The goggle crewneck is one of my favorites and is still available!


Nor'Easter was a dream today!

I was so stoked to get out on this gorgeous day and put some miles on my new Nordica Santa Anas (big thanks to our sponsor Nordica!). Believe it or not, even though this is my 30th(!) season skiing, these are my first brand new skis ever! Though today wasn’t my first day out this season, it was the first time I was able to do more than a few runs, get into a groove, and really let it rip on my new skis. ⛷️


Even though I was about 10 minutes late for first chair, I lucked out and my first run on Nor’Easter was still 90% corduroy! The snow today was nothing short of amazing – soft and edge-able, but still cold enough to avoid getting sticky. If I didn’t know better, I’d think it was January already! The snow was in seriously great shape for December 1st.


Nor’Easter was so nice I hit it twice – easily my favorite trail of the day! Next I enjoyed some runs on Upper World Cup, Chute, Lower Chief, Sapphire, and Upper Arrow before heading over to Solitude. Sapphire, Heavens Gate, and Screamin’ Demon were a touch more crumbly than my other runs, but still in great shape (crumbs were soft!). The weather today has been beautiful so far – sunny and warm without being hot enough to deteriorate snow conditions. That being said, Mother Nature is set to rain on our parade a bit this weekend 😕 so enjoy the sun while it lasts!


Today's Quick Facts:

🎿 Trail Count: 25/122

🚡 Lift Count: 5/20

⛷️ Today's Ski: Nordica Santa Ana

🧤 Today's Gear: Lighter wear on this warm day


We have some wet weather headed our way this weekend, so plan accordingly. See this recent update from West River Weather Guy for more details.

 

Pro Tip: If you wear contacts, don't be like me and forget to order new ones before ski season starts! I was rocking goggles on top of my glasses today and it was a little clunky 😆

 

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"Nicest day of the year so far!” – Lifty at Sunburst Six

 

The conversation surrounding Uphill Travel at Okemo has been swirling around town regarding the rules and regulations. You can find Okemo's Uphill Travel Policy here. Please, please, please, be cool and follow the rules. Nobody wants to be the guy that ruins it for everyone. Respect the mountain and they'll respect you back.


Think snow,

Abby + Noah


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