This site is now "dead." It will remain up for anyone who wants to reminisce on the 08-09 season (for whatever reason...). HOWEVER, ALL CURRENT NEWS, RESULTS, VIDEO, PICS, etc. CAN BE FOUND AT go2omara.com under "Freestyle."
Due to an unfortunate lack of snowmaking temps thus far, Team training will NOT begin this Saturday. The mountain may still open this Saturday, but not with enough terrain to support the public as well as all Competition Programs.
Here is the plan for those who are interested: Get out and enjoy the skiing with your family/friends on Saturday morning. At 1pm on Saturday, a group of coaches and any interested Team members will meet in OMS parking lot to depart on a hike up the backside of Okemo (depending on numbers, we may ask for some parent assistance in driving to the trailhead...) This hike is OPTIONAL. Please RSVP via email if you would like to join us.
Beginning on 11/27/09, we will no longer be using this okemofreestyle.blogspot.com website... all Okemo Competition Programs are moving to a new comprehensive site established by OMARA at www.go2omara.com
The new site will have all the functionality of this one and more!
SO... all the updates, results, pics, video, etc. that you have been getting here for the last year will be at go2omara.com under the "freestyle" page.
What should we be doing/have done already at this point in the year??
Everyone must be registered and paid up for Okemo Competition Programs (or Okemo Mountain School, as the case may be...). Everyone will have a one day grace period on this, but MUST be fully signed up by their second day out -- they are being firm on this topic this year due to liability, etc.
Everyone must have already joined OMARA for the year (you'll learn about all the great member benefits at the new site, go2omara.com)
Everyone should have renewed for 2009-2010 their USSA Freestyle Competitors License at ussa.org
Anyone who was not at the Team Fit Night should be certain that their gear fits and is appropriate for the new ski season... contact coaches if you need assistance.
Anything else, feel free to ask...
REMEMBER... 11/27/09... go2omara.com !!!! ...also, there are a few password-protected pages on the new site, such as our Roster -- to access these pages, password is "omara"
Hey Team... we've decided to take a little departure from sweatshirts this year... and go with
OKEMO FREESTYLE CUSTOM JERSEYS!
Now, anyone my age or older might think what the heck do basketball jerseys have to do with skiing? I'm not quite sure I have the answer to that, but I do know that they look awesome and most freestyle kids these days LOVE 'em!
Made of a high-quality mesh, screen printed with our logo on the front and your name on the back... price is $38
...so ORDER YOURS TODAY!!!!!!!!
email me with:
Size (specify Adult or Youth, s, m, l, xl, xxl, etc... and for the GIRLS, we are offering a more feminine, tapered cut if you are interested... please specify!)
... we only took pics for a few hours on the last day, so we may have missed a few of ya -- sorry. BUT, the video is coming soon. Evan is putting the finishing touches on his own ski film production, METROPOLIS, for entry into the International Freeskiing Film Festival in Montreal (IF3)... but after that, he's on our project.
I'll keep you posted!
^Jeremy "Soulja Boy" Peterson lines up for one of his super man front flips... or is it a double??
^G-Bunt finds that Blunt grab...
Jared "don't get in my way, I'm Jumpin!" Colletti...