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Tips & Tricks: Ski Season Preparation 2021-2022

The ski slopes are in our sights as we enter another winter season here in the Okemo Valley. Mid-November has already brought fresh snow to the area, leaving a white blanket on ski trails at Okemo. This early snowfall is getting us excited for the ski season ahead of us and it’s coming up quickly. The 2021-2022 season will kick off with Okemo’s Opening Day on Saturday, November 20th. With Opening Day just five days away, we wanted to make sure you are prepared for the season ahead. Here are some tips to get your winter off to a smooth start!


1. Get Your Epic Pass!

Did you purchase your Epic Pass yet? Now is the time to do so before it’s too late! All pass prices have been reduced by 20% this season to make it easier for guests to join the winter fun. For more information on passes, please visit www.okemo.com. Get ready to enjoy the new improvements at Okemo, too. Okemo will launch the new Quantum 6 at Jackson Gore and the new Evergreen Summit Express lifts, plus the new Green Link access trail. It's about to be a whole new experience on the slopes! 

Okemo Mountain Resort Ski Lifts

Image: Okemo Mountain Resort


2. Ski & Snowboarding Tuning:

There is nothing better than a fresh grind and wax on your favorite pair of skis or snowboard! The early season conditions will demand responsive and sharpened skis, which will make it easier for you to maneuver as you get your ski legs back in motion. You will thank yourself later if you bring your gear into one of our local Ski Shops before your first day on snow. Stop by one of the many shops including The Boot ProDarkside SnowboardsTotem PoleNorthern Ski Works, or Tygart Mountain Sports to get yourself a season tune. 

The Boot Prop Ski Shop - exterior

Image: The Boot Pro Ski Shop


3. New Winter Gear from the OMS Ski & Snowboard Swap:

Now is the time to make sure that you have your winter gear ready to roll with winter conditions rolling in. Looking for a new or used pair of skis or snowboard? Our friends at Okemo Mountain School are hosting the Annual Ski & Snowboard Swap from November 19th - 21st. Visit their website to check out their online store and help support Okemo Mountain School. All sales benefit OMS! 

Okemo Mountain School Ski Swap Poster


4. Ludlow Dining Reservations & Gift Cards:

As you begin to plan your winter vacation here in the Okemo Valley, be sure to include the fabulous dining options into your itinerary. One of the best ways to support our local restaurants is by purchasing a gift card ahead of time. Our local restaurants have continued to provide service throughout the year, so let's say thank you and show them our support. Make your reservations early and think about purchasing a gift card for a holiday present this year. Our small town thanks you!

Homestyle Hotel - Dinner Table

Image: Homestyle Hotel |  Ludlow, Vermont


5. Clean Out Your Gear Closet & Donate to our Coat Drive!

Crack open that gear closet and start sorting through your winter gear! Chances are you have some gear you don't use anymore, and we have a great solution for that! Our team at William Raveis Vermont Properties is accepting outerwear donations all month long for our annual Coat Drive! Please stop by our office located at 29 Locust Hill Road to donate. Donations should be clean and in good condition with working zippers. We are open from 9-5 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 10-4 p.m. on Sundays. Our team members will collect your bagged outerwear at our front door, where you can kindly leave it there for us. Thank you for keeping our community warm this season!

2021 Coat Drive Poster


We can't wait for you to join us at Okemo this winter. Be sure to tag us on social media at @williamraveisvermontproperties as you enjoy your winter getaway. See you on the slopes!