Okemo Report

I was really spoilt by the conditions at Mount Snow last weekend!

Following the partial thaw, extreme temperature drop and lack of snow last week – I wasn’t surprised to find less than favorable conditions at Okemo.

The surface snow was man made and very granular, the base was packed ice and the light was very flat. All in all, not the greatest day on snow.

I changed my stance again!!! Moved the front foot further forwards, creating a perfectly balanced stance over the board. This definitely helped with my edging, but the conditions still punished my less than perfect edge control. By lunch time I had given up trying to carve and opted for the slide and grind approach 🙂

Okemo resort is far more family oriented than Mount Snow, the terrain is suited mainly for the intermediate. Lift queues at the base were very busy, which forced me to keep doing top to middle runs. I also found the runs a bit on the narrow side.
The full face mask proved a great investment as it was bitterly cold on the chair.

Getting out of the carpark was also a bit of a nightmare! All in all, I much preferred Mount Snow. But I’d give Okemo another shot if conditions improved.

It wasn’t all bad though, the drive up was very easy on the eye. Great scenery – with picture postcard views around every corner. Didn’t get any snaps though, as i wanted to get there first thing.

I also picked up a new Marmot Jacket in the Sales. 40% off RRP. The Removable MarmoLoft liner is sooooo warm! Apparently I can fall in a river and the liner will still keep me warm despite being wet! Not sure I want to test that just yet.

Check out this number plate i spotted on the way back!

oh dear!

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