Nothing sucks worse than ice. Unless you’ve paid $60 dollars to ride it. Okemo, Vermont is letting you in for FREE to get the low-down on conditions.
Every morning the first hour (60 minutes) of lift operation is FREE so Okemo skiers and riders can “check out” the snow conditions before they purchase a lift ticket. Try Before You Buy first hour free is only valid midweek from 9:00 am until 10:00 am, and on weekends and holidays from 8:00 am until 9:00 am.
All resorts in New England should do this.