OMARA Need-Based Scholarship

It is with great pleasure that the OMARA Board announces need-based scholarships to support our snowsport athletes in the Okemo Community.

The program is open to athletes participating in the Okemo Mountain Competition Programs for Alpine, Freestyle and Snowboarding. 

This program is intended for families for whom it would not otherwise be possible to participate in the weekend competition programs or for whom it would pose a significant hardship. The funds are expected to be used for equipment, race/comp fees, training camps and related travel. 

Award amounts are to be determined based on demonstrated need and club resources. Applying for the scholarship is no guarantee of funds being granted.   

To request an application please contact your coach or e-mail OMARA board member Kathleen Valentine.

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December 1st: Annual Season Kick Off Event and Annual Meeting

Winter will be here before we know it and the OMARA Board is getting ready to welcome our members back for another fantastic season.

Please join us for our Season Kick - Off Party on Saturday, December 1st from 5:00pm - 7:30pm at Sienna’s for hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Come and meet the coaches for information about programs for the upcoming season and learn about fun events we have planned for the winter months.

We will have a quick summary of club business and voting in of open Board of Directors positions.

We look forward to meeting you and your athletes. Please consider volunteering for the Board and reach out to any one of us with any questions.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on 12/1.

Think snow, and lots of it!

The OMARA Board

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Registration is open!

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.”

News England Masters Youth Scholarships for Alpine Racers

The New England Masters Ski Racing Foundation offers $500 scholarships to support youth in alpine racing programs. Priority for awarding scholarships is based on financial need and award usage (tuition, equipment, and/or travel).

The application deadline is December 1st.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Under 18 years of age as of December 31, the year of application

  • Full-time, permanent resident of a New England state

  • New USSA racers in a recognized club in NH or VT

  • Demonstrated financial need

  • Support from family to match dollars awarded

OMARA Needs You This Season- Join The Board Of Directors!

OMARA is now accepting applications for the OMARA Board of Directors. If interested in nominating yourself or another person, the candidate needs to fill out the Nominee Questionnaire. 

Please complete on-line, email to, or by mail. The online form will be automatically directed to the Nominating Committee for review. 

Submissions must be completed by October 31, 2018.

Mail nomination form to:

OMARA – Peter Cornish
Attention: Nominating Committee
77 Okemo Ridge Road
Ludlow, VT 05149

Or Email Nomination Form to:

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Save the Date: OMS Ski Swap

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Okemo Ski and Snowboard Swap! The Annual Okemo Ski and Snowboard Swap is the place to gear up for the winter with new and used gear at great prices.  You will find everything you need to get out on the hill this season….skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets, goggles, outerwear, and more!  The Swap takes place in the Main Base Lodge of Okemo Mountain.


  • Friday, November 16th; 4 – 7pm
    (3-4 pm preview hour; $5 admission or free for Okemo employees)

  • Saturday, November 17th; 9am – 5pm

  • Sunday, November 18th; 9am – 1pm

Sell Your Gear

Also, if you are interested in selling your old gear (please no skis, boots, or bindings older than 7 years), you can sell it on consignment at the swap.  25% of the selling price goes to Okemo Mountain School – the remainder you will receive in a check about 3 weeks after the swap. You may also choose just to donate your equipment – all donations are tax-deductible. All gear must be dropped off on the following days and may not be brought to the swap during sale hours. 

Drop-off Dates and Times

  • Saturday, November 10th; 10am – 3pm

  • Sunday, November 11th; 10am – 3pm

  • Wednesday, November 14th; 10am – 3pm

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