Gobble It Up and Trot It Off

Bonnie MacPherson, pr@okemo.com 802-228-1947 Okemo Mountain Resort


LUDLOW, Vt. – In addition to offering a traditional turkey dinner buffet at Coleman Brook Tavern on Thanksgiving Day, Okemo Mountain Resort will hold its annual Trot It Off 5k running race on Thanksgiving weekend. The resort also plans to be open with skiing and riding prior to the holiday.

Enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner away from home can be a real treat – by itself or as part of Okemo Mountain Resort's Thanksgiving Dinner and Lodging Package. Executive Chef Scot Emerson's dedication to providing guests visiting Coleman Brook Tavern with locally produced ingredients extends to Thanksgiving too. Dinner will feature locally raised turkeys from SpringMore Farms. The buffet will also include local cheeses, cured meats, preserves, beets from Leaning Ladder Farms, Cavendish Farms pork hash, Woods Cider Mill boiled cider glaze, vegetables from Deep Meadow Farms and pies from Westminster Catering and The Southern Pie Company. The Thanksgiving buffet will be served from 3 to 8 p.m. The buffet is priced at $34 for adults and $17.50 for children under 12. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (802) 228-1435.

On November 28, Okemo's Trot It Off 5k is a community event that takes place each year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. This running/walking race is perfect for the avid runner or the recreational walker hoping to burn off some calories from that extra serving of Thanksgiving dessert. Advance registration is $25 per person and proceeds go to the Wendy Neal Scholarship Fund and Black River Good Neighbor Services. All participants will receive an event t-shirt. The Tots Trot, a kids' fun race for children 12 and younger, will take place just before the 5k. Registration will start at 8 a.m. on the day of the event. The 5k race will start at 9:30 a.m.

Snowmaking started at Okemo on November 14 and the resort is working toward opening for the ski and snowboard season as soon as possible.

More information about Okemo Mountain Resort may be obtained by calling (802) 228-1600 or by visiting okemo.com.

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