Okemo to open Friday

On Monday, Nov. 13, Okemo Mountain Resort announced that it will open for the 2023/24 winter season at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17.

In celebration of opening day, guests who arrive early will enjoy swag giveaways, a live deejay, the annual first chair banner break on A Quad, and light refreshments including muffins, Nature Valley bars, hot cocoa and coffee.

Okemo will open with top-to-bottom skiing and riding serviced by A Quad and Sunburst. Private lessons will be available opening day with group lessons available starting Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Snowmaking will continue with plans to expand to Jackson Gore ahead of the December holidays. Please be mindful that limited terrain and early season conditions exist.

“Thanks to our team’s hard work and passion this summer, we are ready to kick off winter at Okemo with plenty to look forward to this season,” said Bruce Schmidt, vice president and general manager of Okemo Mountain Resort. “In addition to skiing and riding, Okemo has something for everyone including the thrilling mountain coaster, ice skating, après afternoons, full moon snowshoe hikes and more.”

Okemo has made enhancements to The Crazy Train Terrain Park, allowing for better flow and feature building. Skiers and riders will feel the difference this season in The Zone and Crazy Train, Okemo’s medium/large park, as a result of site work, re-grading and snowmaking pipe re- installation between Black Out and The Zone. Access to the Zone will continue to be at the bottom of The Pull Lift.

Your pass, now on your phone

New this season, the My Epic app with Mobile Pass and Mobile Lift Tickets is now available to download, allowing guests to use their phone as their ticket to the slopes.

Mobile Pass and Mobile Lift Tickets is a hands-free option for skiers and riders to use at all 36 of Vail Resorts’ owned and operated U.S. resorts for the 2023/24 season, with availability at Whistler Blackcomb to follow in future seasons. It allows guests to buy their pass or lift ticket online, activate it in the new My Epic app, put their phone in their pocket, and get scanned hands-free in the lift line using Bluetooth® technology designed for low energy usage to minimize the impact on a phone’s battery life. This season, to ensure a smooth transition, the company will continue to provide physical cards for passes and lift tickets to all guests. For guests choosing to use Mobile Pass this season, check YouTube for video how-tos.

The My Epic app also offers a range of guest-favorite features, including interactive trail maps with GPS location tracking, and mountain and resort alerts, including operational information like grooming updates, terrain status, snow reports and conditions.

For more information visit: Okemo.com.

Courtesy Okemo Mountain Resort

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