The central VT resort Okemo has announced a substantial number of ways for you to save a few dollars skiing and riding. The mountain folks have constructed a bundle of packages that cover all types of visitors.
Quick and somewhat relevant food tangent - preceding the deals breakdown…
Ludlow, VT Dinning Option: The S.G. recently went to dinner with a bunch of friends. Some of the people in our group had been to Sam’s Steakhouse before. The S.G. had not. The experience was a very good one. The menu is standard steakhouse fare. The food is above average, especially considering other options within a half-hour journey form the Okemo base area.
Be warned on these two counts
1. There are No Reservations accepted, for any size party. The larger your group the longer you guys might wait (there is a nice bar/lounge area).
2. You can rack up a bill that might make you think you are still at home in the city.
All In - Sam’s Steakhouse is a worthwhile a visit if you find yourself around Okemo and hungry for some quality cuisine.
Find something in the list below that tickles your fancy and make a trip to Ludlow, VT for some turns and savings at Okemo.
The Stratton/Okemo Deal: Okemo has teamed up with its neighbor to the south, Stratton. The two areas are very similar and both put a tremendous emphasis on making snow, grooming, and guest services. Chances are that if you like Okemo you will also enjoy a day at Stratton - and vice versa.
Three-day lift tickets at Okemo start at $180 for adults. Skiers and riders presenting a valid Okemo three-day lift ticket at Stratton’s Guest Services desk will receive one complimentary lift ticket for that day. Inquire at resorts for restrictions.
A Deal for the Ladies: Tuesdays are officially Ladies’ Days at Okemo. All women can ski and ride all day on select Tuesdays for just $39. Moreover, get a group lesson for just $25. Wives, girlfriends, sisters, mothers and grandmothers will enjoy a ladies’ day out on the slopes January 6, 13, 20, 27 - 2009.
A Deal for Serving the Public Good: United States Military Veterans, Police Officers, Firefighters and Ambulance personnel will get half price lift tickets every Tuesday and Thursday during the month of January 2009. Proper ID card/badge and a photo ID at the Mountain Services Centers is required. Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, and Thursdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29.
The rest of the lot are all only available online and must be purchased 48 hours in advance. None of the following can be combined with any other specials or promotions.
Hit this LINK for all the details.
Tank & Ticket Promo – When skiers and riders purchase an Okemo midweek ticket online from Jan. 5-14, 2009, the price is just $59 (versus $72 at the ticket window) with every ticket purchased you will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gas card!
Kids Rock FREE ticket offer – When an adult buys a full-price, Monday-through-Friday lift ticket for themselves between Jan. 5 and 16, 2009, they get one Junior or one Young Adult ticket, valid the same day, for free. Note - Free lift tickets are available for children 6 and younger every day at Okemo.
BOGOHO Lift Tickets – It is an acronym for Buy One Get One Half Off. Buy one full-price adult, full-day lift ticket, online; 48 hours in advance, then get a second adult lift ticket for half price! Monday through Friday, Jan. 5-16, 2009.
Two Days for $99 – When skiers and riders pre-buy their lift tickets online, they can get a two-day Adult rate of just $99 in January. This offer is valid on two-day consecutive tickets Jan.4 through 31, 2009, excluding Jan. 16-19, 2009.
Lift & Lunch – Monday through Friday, Jan. 5-14, 2009, the Lift & Lunch Pass includes a $20 voucher redeemable at any culinary location on the mountain. Adults $69, Young Adults $59 and Juniors $49.
That is all for now folks.
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.