Otsego Ski Club, home to one of only a handful of Olympic-sized halfpipes in the country, will be hosting several of the National Olympic snowboarding teams next month as they prepare for the 2010 Winter Olympics, which will be held in Vancouver in February.
Already confirmed to come and train at the club are snowboarders from the U.S., Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. They will arrive starting the first week of January and train up until they depart in February for Vancouver.
Otsego, which is actually a private ski club, will be open to the public every day during the Olympic training sessions. You can call the number listed below or follow the link to obtain information on times and who will be practicing what days.
They will be open to the public for the first time in 60 years on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the season. Michigan snowboarders can finally experience, arguably, one of the best all-mountain terrain parks in the Midwest. The O Park features the region's only 22-foot superpipe, as well as a variety of rails, jibs, and custom wall rides. This unique park is similar to some of the great terrain parks snowboarding enthusiasts and twin-tippers enjoy at Western ski resorts in Park City, Winter Park, and Vail.
Families who want to spend an entire weekend at Otsego Club can check out the Test Drive Weekend Package, available to the public for the first time based on availability. The weekend packages start from $495 for a family of four, including two-nights lodging, two adult lift tickets, two kids' lift tickets, and breakfast daily in the Duck Blind Grille. Lift tickets are good for Friday arrival, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday. Additional charges apply for extra kids. It has an Old World charm that you won't find any where else in the Heartland, and the dining borders on gourmet.
It's truly a unique setting; not your typical Heartland ski resort.
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