LUDLOW— While at Okemo Mountain Resort for the February vacation weeks, there’s a variety of events that take place on and off snow. Get the turns in during the day, and stick around for fun in the evening.
On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, Okemo celebrates romance with an on-snow scavenger hunt, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Red hearts will be hidden along ski trails for skiers and riders to find. Return the hearts to resorts services staff for a prize.
On Saturday, Feb. 16, enjoy a pyrotechnics show at 6:30 p.m. in the Okemo Clock Tower base area. An amazing torchlight parade of skiers and riders will be traversing Okemo’s Open Slope trail preceding the fireworks show at 6 p.m. Earlier, join a guided snowshoe hike up the mountain for a slope side view of the show. Meet inside the Okemo Rental Shop (Main Base) at 5 p.m. to be fitted for snowshoes. Tour departs from the Okemo Base Area beside South Ridge Quad A at 5:30 p.m. and heads up on Bull Run to watch the fireworks. Register at okemo.com.
World renowned professional actress/ventriloquist/comedian Sylvia Fletcher will dazzle with amazing talent on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Cornerstone Room of Jackson Gore Inn. Her lively, unforgettable characters, inanimate objects, and voice illusions will lure the audience into her hilarious and intriguing world of comedy.
Ever want to try curling? There’s a two-hour clinic happening Monday, Feb. 18, at the Ice House at Jackson Gore, at 6 p.m. Get off-ice instruction before taking it on the ice for more instruction and game play. Register at okemo.com.
VINS will bring a first-hand raptor encounter to the Roundhouse Cafe at Jackson Gore on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7-9 p.m. Learn about raptors, history and ecology of the predators, and what adaptations make a bird a raptor. It’s free.
The Sitting Bull Winter Music Series brings bands to the pub for apres music, Thursday through Monday evenings, 3-6 p.m. There will also be live music at the Okemo Taphouse Friday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m.
For more information, visit okemo.com.