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Okemo blowing snow and serving up Thanksgiving

Posted by Heather Burke  November 21, 2011 01:44 PM

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Okemo Mountain Resorts is offering a sweet Thanksgiving lodging deal with stuffing and family fun. The Ludlow Vermont resort has a tempting package for $79 pp/day based on a family of four (2 adults and 2 juniors) staying at the expansive Jackson Gore Inn with Thanksgiving Dinner and all the fixins at the award-winning Coleman Brook Tavern.

The best part of this package is the Adventure Zone pass that's included. 

On Friday after Thanksgiving, you and your family can cruise down the mountain on Okemo's exciting Mountain Coaster - the Timber Ripper, you also get your choice of a round of mini golf or a turn on the Stump Jumper bungee (I suggest you wait till after your pumpkin pie has settled before this stunt).

The Jackson Gore Inn has an indoor outdoor heated pool and outdoor Jacuzzi plus the Spring House pool. Okemo's snow guns are blazing, with the plan to be open for skiing by then (skiing is not included in the package however). You can at least squeeze in a Turkey day snowball fight to shake off that tryptophan effect.

So let someone else make the dressing, do the cooking, and the dishes, while you enjoy the Vermont mountains with your family. And sleep to the sounds of what one Okemo facebook follower called "the Ludlow lullaby"  the roar of snowmaking through the night. And if Mother Nature steps up, there will be skiing on the upper mountain too.

Photo by Greg Burke of early Okemo skiing Dec 2010

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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 and


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