Happy Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day! 🥪 While today's national holiday has absolutely nothing to do with skiing, it got your attention, didn't it? Welcome back to another long weekend of rippin' the slopes at Okemo Mountain. We have a personalized snow report lined up for you today thanks to our early-morning hikers. Enjoy your day on the slopes and you get bonus points if you packed a hot pastrami sandwich for lunch today. Now on with today's update...
Danny and I (Noah) dragged ourselves out of bed at 5:15 a.m. and up the mountain this morning to see how the conditions looked after we dropped back into freezing temps yesterday. We didn’t get a sunrise, but it was a nice winter morning with some snow flurries and a modest breeze.
The groomers were out as soon as the mountain closed yesterday and were still at it this morning. The time that the trails get groomed makes a big difference in how that trail will ski during the day. The earlier the grooming happens, the more time the snow has to set up. That being said, we got to ski some freshly-groomed snow that was very soft; the epitome of granular. The terrain that had more time to set up was much firmer. The grooming team typically starts in Solitude and works from the north (Jackson Gore) to the south (SouthFace). The snowmakers were out as well, taking advantage of the weather. Tuckered Out was on the docket last night, and we can’t wait for that to be open!
Today's quick facts:
🎿 Trail Count: 69
🚡 Lift Count: 20
🔫 Snowmaking Last Night: Upper Chief, Switchback, Lower Mountain Road, Tuckered Out, and Black Out
🌡️ Weather: Cloudy in the mid-20s
Pro Tip: It's going to be a busy weekend at Okemo, so try to beat the crowds when you can. Eat lunch at an off hour. Park in a lower lot and ride the shuttle. Enjoy après on the mountain and skip the traffic into town at 5 p.m.
We expect temperatures to spend the day in the 20s with cloudy skies. There will be a modest breeze, which means the windchill will make it feel a bit colder.
Don't miss Après Afternoons at the Jackson Gore Courtyard today from 2 to 5 p.m. with live music from the Adam McMahon Trio as well as:
- firepits & heated lamps
- snowtubing and mountain coaster rides
- lawn games like jenga and cornhole
- face painting sponsored by William Raveis Vermont Properties
- drinks at the Last Chair Slopeside Bar
- Zero Gravity Brewery pop-up
"My name is Noah and my hands are cold" - Danny 🥶
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Abby + Noah