Yeah, usually we start with a story, then we continue to the pictures, but hey, let’s break with tradition just this one time and have the photo first. I realize it is very orange. It is absolutely in no way alternated to look like that.
At the Okemo Resort in Vermont, which I visited yesterday, they have installed these bubble lifts with heated seats. Now I am in no way overstating this, but this is just about the greatest thing to ever happen. Why? Chair lifts are traditionally a somewhat torturous exercise one has to endure to get to the top of a mountain. Its freezing cold and you cannot wait to get to the top to start moving and warm up.
Enter these orange bubbles. The orange bubble arrangement keeps you warm and makes you feel like you are traveling in a futuristic space ship. Did I mention they keep your butt warm?
Honestly, I got to Okemo with medium hopes. I’d never been there before and really wanted to go but I didn’t want to spend the day torturing myself with some kind of ridiculous moguls. And I didn’t have to. It was smooth sailing all day. In fact it was the best ski trip of the entire season. Crazy great. Just what I needed. Cleared my head, did some excellent runs on some nice black trails and generally had a lot of fun.
As usual on the slopes, I did some deep thinking. Sometimes I get into my head too much and I get wrapped up in my own stuff. Somehow I this ski trip, I started to think “let your mind go and your body will follow.” It was a great feeling.
Okemo, welcome to the list of my favorite ski resorts.
Let’s celebrate with some photos: