Mount Snow’s Oktoberfest Celebration Turns Twenty

Mount Snow, VT. – October 3, 2017 – Mount Snow is pleased announce the 20th annual celebration of Oktoberfest, which will be held this Columbus Day Weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 7–8, 2017. This year’s Oktoberfest will feature plenty of beer, schnitzel and Oom-pah music, along with annual traditions, such as the ever-popular schnitzel toss, keg toss and stein holding contest.

The weekend kicks off with a running start on Saturday morning at the 5th Annual Gulp and Gallop 5K. This fun race is designed for “athletic beer drinkers” featuring four laps around the base area, with racers downing a glass of beer between laps. Registration is available online, and check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday with the race starting at 9 a.m.

In addition to traditional Oktoberfest staples, such as seasonal beer offerings from 25+ different German and domestic breweries and authentic German food, there will be plenty of games and activities, such as a keg toss, yodeling contest, and stein holding, as well as a horseshoe tournament. This event has something for the whole family; complete with a Kid’s Zone where families can find festival games like beanbag toss, bouncy house, pumpkin painting and other kid-friendly activities. Also new this year will be a Touch-a-Truck event, allowing kids a chance to climb around and sit in some of the largest machinery Mount Snow and the West Dover Fire Department have, including a ladder truck, front end loader, dump truck and of course a snow cat.

With Oktoberfest corresponding with peak fall foliage season, the Bluebird Express will also be open each day of the festival for scenic rides to the summit, where additional German beer and snacks can be found at The Bullwheel.

For shoppers looking to get a jump on the holiday rush the 44th Annual Harvest Arts & Crafts Show will also be open in the Main Base Lodge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days of Oktoberfest.

Where: Mount Snow base area

What: 20th Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest       

When: Oct. 7-8, 2017


  • 9 a.m. Saturday: Gulp and Gallop 5K
  • 11 a.m. Saturday: Festival Gates Open
  • 5 p.m. Saturday: End of Activities
  • 11 a.m. Sunday: Festival Gates Open
  • 5 p.m. Sunday: End of Oktoberfest

Cost to attend:

  • 1-Day Drinker: $30 online pre-sale/$40 at window, 
  • 2-Day Drinker: $40 online pre-sale/$50 at window, 
  • 1-Day Non-Drinker: $15 online pre-sale/$20 at window, 
  • 2-Day Non-Drinker: $20 online pre-sale/$25 at window 
  • Children 6 and under: Free

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About Mount Snow

Mount Snow is a premier four season resort located in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont featuring four mountain faces of downhill skiing and snowboarding – including the East’s #1 Terrain Park, Carinthia – slopeside lodging and golf at the acclaimed Mount Snow Golf Club as well as flexible wedding and conference facilities. Other activities include snow tubing, ski lessons, snowboard lessons, downhill mountain biking and a full schedule of festivals and events. Mount Snow is a member of the Peak Resorts family. To learn more about Mount Snow visit

Jamie Storrs