Dear Comp Center Parents,
Happy Winter and welcome to the 2018/2019 ski season!❄️☃️❄️⛷🎿🏂❄️⛄️❄️
We here at OMARA are looking forward to a really fun, social, team building season! Okemo comp center programs are one of the biggest and best in the country!! We need you to help keep that going and keep with our tradition as the funnest competition parents!!! I can’t tell you how many times we’ve organized tailgates in the past and other mountains praise our camaraderie. ***We need team parents for each age group, alpine, freestyle, hopefuls, and snowboard teams. Would love to have 2 parents per group. Of course we will certainly take more. I promise it’s not much work:
Here’s what’s involved:
*Keep in contact with coaches to organize the below as needed:
* Occasionally organizing a fun social for your group’s kids (simple like ice skating and pizza ). ⛸🍕🎉
* Organizing a sign up genius for coach’s lunches for race days 🥪🥙
*Taking photos at races and activities to post on instagram and facebook 📸
*Organizing year end coach gifts if you wish.🎁
*At mountains that allow, organize tailgate with snacks for kids and adults.🍔 🌭🍪🥨🍎
(Again not required, but if you would like to do it. ) And can all be done with sign up genius, super simple to use.
****And new this year: you get a free OMARA hat🧢of your choice for your efforts. ********
****Coaches sincerely appreciate team parents efforts.***** 🥰
Please consider helping~ I will be here to assist all team parents every step of the way.
Please email me or text me:
Social Chair, OMARA Board
Hello Okemo Competition Community!
Opening day is this Friday! I hope you are all as excited as we are. Here are a number of updates and save the dates.
OMARA's mission is to support the development of our snow sport athletes in the Okemo Community. We appreciate your membership and support! Here are some of the recent initiatives our volunteer board has undertaken:
Sponsoring 31 coaches for USSA training sessions for various certifications from Level 100-300.
Last season we donated $11,000 to support athletes thru need and merit based scholarship awards.
Providing the innovative airbag installed on BlackRidge that can be used to enhance training for all disciplines.
Securing matching grants from the Kelly Brush Foundation for additional safety fencing to allow us to safely expand our training terrain.
We have been busy with early season preparations and are looking forward to seeing you all regularly in just a few weeks. If you are interested in helping out as a team parent (involves assisting coaches with communications and planning a social event) please click HERE to email Deanna Mirable.
Season Kick Off Party December 1
Our season kick-off party will be held on Saturday, December 1 at Siena at Jackson Gore from 5:00-7:30. We hope you will join us for hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar as we reunite with old and new friends, greet Doug Peirini, the new Chief Operating Officer for Okemo, and meet with coaches for season updates and to learn about what's in store for the season. We will also vote on the incoming OMARA board. Families interested in checking out our competition programs are welcome to attend.
Get your Okemo Spirit wear now
Back by popular demand for a second season, the OMARA ONLINE Apparel Stores are open!!!
All stores will close promptly on 11/18 at 9am and we are planning to reopen the stores again in 2019 if you or anyone you know misses this time. If you would like to see something offered that isn’t currently available, please click HERE to email Deanna Mirabile.
THERE ARE DIFFERENT STORES FOR FREESTYLE, OMS AND ALPINE. The Snowboard Store will be open shortly. Your apparel will be sent to you 2 weeks after the stores close, so you should receive it by December 20th and this year your orders will ship directly to you!! (If you will be away, or have an issue with where to send your order(s) please contact Deanna HERE )
Click HERE for Alpine
Click HERE for Freestyle
Click HERE for Okemo Mountain School
OMARA Save-the dates
November 15 : Need based scholarship applications are due.
November 18 : First round of apparel orders due.
December 1 : Season Kick-off at Sienna 5:00-7:30.
December 15 : Apres Ski Happy Hour 3-5. On-mountain location to be announced. We hope to have a few of these over the course of the winter.
January 5 : Mario the Magician - proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the OMARA Scholarship programs. Sponsored by Vermont Properties
January 17-21 : Okemo Marco Sullivan Speed camp for ages U12-U19! This is an exciting new initiative sponsored by OMARA and Vermont Properties.
February 2 : Vermontecarlo! This new fun adult social event is a great way to connect with other OMARA members and help raise funds for our Scholarship program.
March 2 : Comedy Night - a hilarious evening to benefit the OMARA scholarship program. Sponsored by Vermont Properties
We look forward to seeing all of our OMARA families on December 1. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us HERE
Happy Ski Season,
Your OMARA Board
Peter Cornish (Mountain representative)
Chris Hurka (Coaches representative)
Registration for Okemo Mountain’s Competition Program is now open. Families may register online or by calling the competition center directly at 802-228-1600. Fees are discounted when families complete registration by November 22nd.
Spread the word to other new families who may be interested. According to the website, “all new applicants need to be screened before acceptance, in order to ensure readiness for the program. Screenings will be conducted 12/1/18 to 12/2/18 and 12/8/18 to 12/9/18.”