Welcome To The Skeason

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. 

  • New easy to use WEBSITE for accessing program information, team schedules, events and news. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for up-to-date information.

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

Veronica Bonnet

Julia Burton

Kathleen Valentine

Deanna Mirable

Kathy Burns

Frank Provance

Jen Blount

Wendy Neal

Peter Cornish (Mountain representative)

Chris Hurka (Coaches representative)

Julia Burton