Blog :: 11-2014

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Below you will find information on real estate, our local area, and the community. Please feel free to comment on any posts, we would love to hear what you think! 

There Will be Snow

As you know, Okemo Mountain is open! The snow guns are humming and the snow makers welcome the colder temperatures. We have had some natural snow here in Vermont but most of the trails will be brought to you courtesy of the snow making team on Okemo.

You may be thinking that you can't wait until we are buried in natural snow! After all, that's what winter is about in this area.  There is no such thing as too much snow, right? But ask someone from Western NY about this and you may get a very different answer. Turns out, there is such a thing as too much snow.

Never fear, regardless of Mother Nature's gifts (or lack of), the Mountain team can handle anything that comes their way; there will be snow, it will be groomed. Winter is our time to shine and we will not disappoint.

If you are newer to the Okemo scene, check out our Condo Guide. This is a great tool to orient you to the Mountain and it's various complexes. We also have links to help familiarize you with the area and to find other activities in the area.  There is so much to do both on and off Okemo.

Come Live Where You Play ~ The team at Vermont Properties and Development can make it happen!

Yukon Kornelius Okemo Mountain Resort

It's Okemo time!

What has 11 trails and 161 guns? Give up? It's Okemo Mountain!

Yes, the Mountain is officially open and people have begun to arrive in our little town. The real estate market never really took a break this year and we are gearing up for an even busier season than anticipated. Now that we have snow cover this early in the year, we know there is no time to pause and catch our collective breaths.

Winter is bearing down on us early this year and as noted in a previous blog, we are expecting plenty of snow and conditions that are perfect for Okemo to take full advantage of their massively upgraded snowmaking system when needed. Be sure to check out the live web cams on the mountain. Vermont Properties is excited to be sponsoring the cameras for Jackson Gore, The Summit and Sugar House. What a great way to literally keep your eye on the mountain's conditions.

When you are in town, stop by and say hi. We are easy to find, situated between the entrances to Okemo and Jackson Gore and directly across from the Okemo Golf Club.

Grab your winter gear, we'll see you in Vermont!

Family Skiing MT

 

Snow on the Trails!!

Driving to the office this morning, I rounded the corner and Okemo came into view. Today I noticed there was snow on some of the trails. Could it be the Mountain will soon be open? There has been no official date set but word on the street is that they are shooting for mid-November.

Only a few short weeks ago we were still enjoying warmer weather. Though we knew our summer days were drawing to a close, stunning foliage was right behind it to distract us as the temperatures steadily declined.

Suddenly, here we are. We have flipped the page on our calendars, our clocks have been turned back, the days are shorter and temperatures have dropped below 30 degrees at night. Sounds like winter to me!

Keep your eyes open! Take a look around Okemo Mountain with their new Okemo Live Web Cams and check out the snow report often, you never know when you will need to grab your skis and come visit us in Ludlow!

Of course if you decide you want to stay, stop by and see us at Vermont Properties and Development, you can find us at 29 Locust Hill Rd., across from the golf course.

We can help you with a seasonal rental or to find a place of your own in Vermont. Not interested in being directly on the Mountain? No problem, we have properties both on and off Okemo, in the Village, Lakes Region and surrounding towns. We look forward to meeting you.

Family Skiing MT