Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Getting Ready for 2007-2008 Ski Season and Bode Miller Interview

Thanks for checking in on the North East Ski Zone Blog.
September is here school has started and the ski resort Emails start poring in from the ski resorts. Offers of reduced season tickets lodging deals abound. My favorite deal of the season is college week at Sunday River in Maine starting New Years. Not sure what this season costs, but past seasons have been $55.00 for lift tickets and lodging per person per night. Awesome deal. I have been going with basically the same group for the last five seasons and will be going again this season.

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The Ski Magazine 2008 buyer guide has also arrived in the week. As usually it is filled with latest and greatest gear for the 2007 / 2008 ski season.
What cought my eye first was the new Fischer Watea 84 ski. " The Absolute Weapon" with carbon fiber I-Beam construction this ski is on the cutting edge of technology. Basically a all mountain ski but shaped in a way to descend bumps, hard pack or deep powder aggressively.
Another article called RoomKey focuses on Okemo Mt Vermont's new Jackson Gore. Okemo has a special place in my heart seeing I have family that work and live their. The Mueller Family is truly the future of family owned ski resorts And probably one of the last. These people basically took failing ski hill and turned into a high end resort. They also have begun working their magic at Crested Butte in Colorado and Mt Sunapee in New Hampshire.
It's amazing what Okemo has done at Jackson Gore. After they built the first building which includes all the services you could want they started adding more and more. The most recent is two more Condo buildings and a health club. Even a skating rink. So now they have two outdoor pools and a indoor pool with plenty of hot tubs, Steam Rooms and saunas. It's like a completely different resort. As a matter of fact last time I was their I only saw the old base area once in 6 days of skiing. Simply the best.
Funny last season I was hanging around the lobby bar waiting for someone and a waitress walked by with a HIBACHI GRILL PU PU PLATTER PARTY TRAY with all the fixings for smores. That's a first.

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In other stories from across the area. Bode Miller appeared on NECN talking about his home town Franconia NH and the Turtle Ridge Foundation. The foundation has events Like a golf tournament and so on to raise money. With all the controversy around Bode Miller he truly is a grounded person and it shows in the NECN video interview. He also talks about being a independent ski racer and Bode Fest
Last but not least we are proud to announce the The North East Ski Zone Discount Gear Store.
Take this chance to check it out. Pre-season pricing and last years close outs by the 10s of 1000s. Pick up a pair of Oakley goggles for under $50.00. Check it out and bookmark it. Best deals on the Internet

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