A WEEKEND OF RECORD BREAKERS FOR OKEMOLUDLOW, Vt. For the second year running, the Sunday of Presidents’ Day Weekend was a record-breaker for Okemo Mountain Resort. Skier and snowboarder visits were up three percent for the day, compared to last years historic milestone, and up more than five percent compared to the previous best day in February 2005.Skier visits for the two-day period including Sat., Feb. 16 and Sun., Feb. 17 placed the weekend as the second-best two-day period over the past five years and the resort posted record revenues for the weekend. As of Feb. 17, skier visits for the season were 38 percent ahead of last year.A number of departments across the resort reported increases and set new records. Resort lodging saw a 22 percent increase in Presidents Day Weekend room nights compared to last year. On Sunday, Okemo’s Cutting Edge Learning Center hit a new high in the number of private lessons taught in a single day, and equipment rentals were up 8 percent in quantity and 13 percent in revenue over last year. Okemo Valley Nordic Center reported one of their strongest days in recent history. Record numbers of skiers and riders visited resort restaurants as well. Feb. 17 witnessed a record-breaking three-percent increase in the number of lunches served at Coleman Brook Tavern. The Roundhouse and Epic beat their previous bests by nine percent. Siena, Okemo’s Italian bistro saw a 27 percent increase over its previous best day.Okemo started the 2007-2008 ski and snowboard season with great optimism. Season pass sales were up 30 percent this year and college season-pass sales were up nearly 300 percent.Resort officials attribute the record-breaking day and year-to-date increases to favorable weather patterns and Okemos positive reputation for snowmaking, grooming and customer service.
There are morning people and there are night owls. I’m naturally more of the latter, but I’ve slowly made the transition to being a little bit of both. While I’ll never be a true morning person, I’ve definitely seen the benefits of waking early. Think I’m crazy? I understand. Here are four reasons you should get up before everyone else…You’ll be able to get that workout in: For a lot of us, we enjoy starting our day with a workout. And that day is called Saturday. It’s great to set the tone with a workout in the morning. Even if you have the laziest day ever, at least you know you started it off with a good workout. While this is easier on the weekends, exert some extra effort and see how your day changes when you start it off the right way.You won’t skip breakfast: When you’re repeatedly smacking that snooze button to get every extra minute of sleep available, you may find yourself in a hurry to get ready in the morning. If this is you, you know the one thing that usually gets cut out is breakfast. Breakfast foods have great nutrients and provide us with energy to start our day. Don’t skip it. Wake up earlier.You can be super productive: In the mornings, you’re efficient and nobody is around to bother you. Once the rest of the world wakes up, people are asking for things and the distractions are abundant. Take advantage of the quiet and get stuff done.You can watch the sunrise: Have you seen a sunrise? Shielding your eyes from the sun when waking up on the front lawn of your frat house in college doesn’t count. Brew some delicious coffee, head outside, and actually watch the sun come up. It’s a majestic way to start your day. 137SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details