[R304R, Okemo Valley Nordic Center] opened for the season with 15 kilometers of tracked and skate-groomed ski trails, and 11 kilometers of snowshoe trails.

 "The recent snow storm was a bonanza for Nordic skiers," says Okemo Valley Nordic Director Michael Santa Maria. "We're open and I think it's going to be another stellar season."

The Nordic Center will offer 22K of tracked and skate-groomed terrain for skiers, and 13Kof trails dedicated to snowshoe trekkers. The trails are suited to all ability levels, from novice to expert. Nordic trails are groomed daily using state-of-the-art grooming machines. Inside the gracious clubhouse facility, visitors enjoy a fully stocked Nordic Shop with popular brands of equipment, outdoor clothing and accessories. Demos, equipment rentals, repairs and waxing are available on-site. Dressing rooms with showers and lockers make a nice change from the rustic facilities typical of Nordic centers.

Trail fees are $24 per day for adults, $20 for young adults and seniors (ages 13-18 and 65-69), and $18 for juniors and super seniors (ages 7-12 and 70+). Season passes cost $159 for a single season pass or $229 for a couple.

Rossignol cross-country ski equipment and Atlas Snowshoe rentals are offered on a half-day, full-day, and multi-day basis. Instruction is available for all ability levels. Group lessons and private lessons are offered daily. 

Okemo Valley Nordic Center operates 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends and during holiday periods; and  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is on Fox Lane, a mile from Okemo Mountain Resort's Jackson Gore.

More information. Or call 802-228-1396.