The WICed Fest will be experiencing some radio silence this week as we’re travelling on the 2013 installment of our annual trip – this year to Okemo Mountain in Vermont!
We’ll do our best to do some real-time updating while we’re up here but internet access and general debauchery may limit that! We’ll definitely be back next week with a recap and, hopefully, another resort review.
It became public news to our email list subscribers yesterday, but the WICed Fest has secured a spot for it’s 2013 trip – we’re heading to Okemo!
The WICed Fest visited Okemo in 2006 and had a great time. A return trip has been in order for a long time. Without further babbling, here’s the details:
Arrival Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013
Ski/Ride: Monday, February 25, 2013 through Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Depart: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Cost: $360pp (includes 3-nights lodging and 3-day lift ticket)
We’ll be staying at three bedroom Condo in the Trailside Condos at Okemo - click here - for less than $400pp for the entire three night stay. This place will sleep nine of us without anyone doubling up as it has a king bed, a queen bed, and seven twin beds. Read more...(320 words and 1 image, estimated 1:17 mins reading time)
Full Disclosure: The lift tickets used for this review were provided to the WICed Fest after a less than stellar experience very early in the 2011/2012 season. Media Relations at Waterville noticed a tweet that the WICed Fest put out about our bad experience and asked that we come back later in the year on their dime to experience the mountain again. The write-up below is the result of this return trip. We are happy to see resorts doing their best to make their visitors happy.
The WICed Fest will be experiencing some radio silence this week as a small group of us makes our much-anticipated pilgrimage to Aspen Snowmass. We’ll do our best to do some real-time updating while we’re out there but internet access is an unknown and, well, we’ll be in Snowmass! We’ll definitely be back next week with a recap and, hopefully, another resort review.
If you have been hanging around the WICed Fest recently, you’re probably pretty tuned into the fact that a small faction of us are heading out to Colorado this year. Heading out west has been something we’ve been talking about as a group since we first started riding together.
Unfortunately, on a select group of us are able to head out west. And we’ve been heading north with the same basic group of folks for the last decade and then some. We didn’t want to stop that. Plus, we had to do a warm-up trip for Colorado!
So, in an effort to maintain some continuity to the WICed Fest, we threw together a quick weekend trip up to Attitash in Bartlett, NH. The trip was nothing fancy – head up on Friday to a little cabin, ride on Saturday and head home Sunday. But, in true WICed Fest style, we made the most of this trip! Read more...(611 words and 25 images, estimated 2:27 mins reading time)
Attitash Mountain Resort is a two peak resort (Attitash Peak and Bear Peak) located in the White Mountains National Forest area of New Hampshire. It is roughly 36 miles from Interstate 93 (Exit 40 in Littleton, NH to be exact). The drive from the New York area took roughly six and a half hours each way. Folks from Boston and southeastern Massachusetts reported that their drive was roughly three to five hours.
Trails and Snowmaking
Attitash Mountain Resort is located on 307 skiable acres. The summit of Attitash sits at an elevation of 2,350 feet with 1,750 feet of vertical drop. Likewise, Bear Peak sits at an elevation of 1,450 feet with 1,450 feet of vertical drop. The resort averages 155 inches of snow annually. In addition, the mountain accommodates snowmaking on 98% of its trail system. Read more...(1403 words and 2 images, estimated 5:37 mins reading time)
The WICed Fest will be experiencing some radio silence this week as our posse heads north to invade the usually calm confines of Attitash Mountain Resort in New Hampshire. We’ll be back next week with a recap and, hopefully, another resort review.
Long story short, planning a trip in January has been a major fiasco…BUT, I’m happy to announce that we’ve secured a deal to head up to Attitash for the nights of January 27th and 28th for a day of riding on January 28th!
Here’s the details:
Arrival Date: Friday, January 27, 2012
Ski/Ride: Saturday, January 28, 2012
Depart: Sunday, January 29, 2012
I’ve locked up this cabin - an email ASAP if you’re in! Basically, I’m going to fill the trip on a first come first serve basis and once the beds are full, the trip is full. If you’re the next person after the beds are full, I’ll let you know. If you don’t mind crashing on the floor (or with a buddy), we’ll add you too.