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Okemo opens for skiing and riding, Nov. 8

The 2012/2013 ski and snowboard season began at Okemo Mountain Resort on Thursday, Nov. 8 - more than a week ahead of schedule!

Okemo offers upper-mountain terrain for advanced skiers and riders starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8. Two lifts will serve four trails: Buckhorn, Count Down, Upper World Cup and Drop Off. Two lifts will be running: Northstar Express and Glades Peak Quad. Guests will be shuttled to the base of the Northstar Express and will access the snow by riding up the Northstar Express and skiing down to the Glades Peak lift. When guests are done skiing, they will download on the Northstar Express.

"This early opening is due to the extra effort and hard work that our snowmaking and mountain operations staff have been doing on the mountain," said Okemo Mountain Resort VP and General Manager Bruce Schmidt. "Good snowmaking temperatures and the new snow gun purchases have helped us get snow down on the upper mountain."

Opening lift ticket rates will be $39 for adults, $34 for young adults (13-18) and seniors (65-69), $27 for juniors (7-12) and super seniors (70+).

More information may be obtained by calling (802) 228-1600 or by visiting okemo.com. Conditions updates are posted daily.

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