Although Okemo Mountain Resort makes use of a dragon - a pipe
dragon, to be specific - there is nothing mythical about the season
debut of the Amp Energy Superpipe. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Okemo
skiers and riders dropped in to a halfpipe measuring 520 feet in
length with 18-foot-high walls and a span of 55 feet between decks.
The Amp Energy Superpipe is located on Okemo's Lower Sel's trail,
and is accessed by several lifts including The Pull surface lift, a
t-bar that allows pipe enthusiasts to run laps on the Superpipe to
their hearts' content.
In addition to being home to one of the East's few superpipes,
Okemo offers a variety of terrain parks, bump runs, glades and
ungroomed trails with natural conditions.
Okemo's premier park, the Super Park on Nor'easter, offers a
variety of elements: a cliff drop, a down box, a down-to-flat rail,
an up-to-down box, a flat-up-flat rail, three jumps, a Gatorade
feature, a battleship box and a park plaza - a collection of
multi-use and multi-directional features.
For skiers and riders who are just starting to experiment with
park features, Okemo offers two introductory parks: Hot Dog Hill
and Bounder Park. The Black Out Progression Park spans the gap
between introductory elements and big-time features. For snow
sliders who like a challenge, Okemo combines gladed terrain with
all-natural elements in Broken Arrow. Okemo plans to open
additional parks as the season progresses. The Amp Energy Big Air
Bag is slated to make its season debut in the near future as
Safety is paramount at Okemo and guests must obtain a free Park
Safety Pass to access terrain parks and the Amp Energy Superpipe.
The PSP program ensures that skiers and riders know some basic
rules of park safety and etiquette prior to riding features. Upon
successful completion of a ten-question quiz, taken
online or in person, guests are issued a certificate to
present for a card pass that they must wear, like a season pass,
while riding Okemo's terrain parks. Park rangers enforce the
program and administer the quiz onsite. Riding terrain park
features without a park pass initially results in a verbal warning
and supplemental warnings may result in loss of lift ticket
For more information, like Okemo Mtn. Terrain Parks on Facebook,
visit www.okemo.com or call (802) 228-1600.