OKEMO GARNERS ACCOLADES AND AWARDS AS SKI SEASON NEARS
I received this today fromBonnie MacPherson, director of public relations at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT firstname.lastname@example.org
With opening day of the 2013/2014 ski and snowboard season approaching, the anticipation among snowsports enthusiasts is rising to a fevered pitch. Adding to the excitement is the release of various published resort reviews and magazine-reader survey results. Okemo continues to be recognized as a top winter destination.
In its October 2013 issue, SKI Magazine named Okemo Mountain Resort one of the top resorts in the East. Okemo ranked number 13 overall and placed among the top five in four of the “resort guide” categories. Okemo was ranked fourth in the East for Family Programming, On-mountain Food and Weather. The Resort ranked fifth for Grooming.
The 2013 SnowEast Magazine Reader Survey declared Okemo among the top ten in the East for snowmaking and grooming.
In February 2013, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine listed Okemo in its list of “Five Great Ski Resorts for Families.”
In March 2013, SkiDiva.com named Okemo’s Women’s Alpine Adventures as their “Favorite Women’s Ski Clinic” in the site’s annual Best of the Year awards.
Coleman Brook Tavern, located in Okemo Mountain Resort’s Jackson Gore Inn, has been honored with the 2013 Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence. Coleman Brook Tavern is one of only four Vermont restaurants to receive the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence and one of 833 worldwide.
Okemo Mountain Resort’s Jackson Gore Inn earned the RCI Gold Crown Resort designation for 2012. RCI presents this award to eligible properties in recognition of superior resort facilities and services. RCI selected The Jackson Gore Inn to join the prestigious group of affiliated resorts based upon a 12-month compilation of exchange guest assessments which included resort quality, service delivery, and overall vacation experience, as well as an evaluation of resort facilities, amenities and guest services.
Okemo Mountain Resort’s Jackson Gore Inn was designated a Green Hotel in the Green Mountain State by the environmental business partnership between the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center. This designation is based on the Inn’s voluntary commitment to sound environmental excellence through the placement and achievement of high environmental standards.
Okemo Mountain Resort is targeting November 16 as its opening day of the 2013/2014 ski and snowboard season. The Resort has invested nearly $1 million in improvements to its snowmaking system – adding 225 new energy efficient tower guns. The introduction of a new glade this season brings Okemo’s total trail count to 120. A new partnership with Killington, Pico and Mount Sunapee provides college students with an unprecedented season pass offer and multi-mountain flexibility for multi-day lift ticket buyers.
For more information about Okemo Mountain Resort, please call (802) 228-1600 or visit okemo.com.
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