Mount Snow Minute #8: MLK Weekend Events & Activities

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

With so much to do, it pays to plan ahead!

If you’re one of the lucky ones who get to ski midweek, you’ve really been in for a treat these last few days. The temps warmed up a bit, the wind died off, and when the clouds parted there was soft snow to be found all over the mountain. We went out and took a few laps yesterday, and everything from the groomers to the glades seemed to be to ski really nicely right now. I even took a run down Ripcord, and was pleasantly surprised by the conditions over there.

Looking forward, MLK weekend is upon us once again, and this year we’re headed into the weekend with 100 percent open terrain for you all to explore to your heart’s content. This is something we’re thrilled to be able to offer you, and just have to say that it wouldn’t be possible without the hard work that our snowmaking teams put in during November and December. I’m still blown away by the amount of snow they were able to make in such a short period of time.

We’ve got a ton going on this weekend, so I’ll just dive right into it.  We’re kicking off with concerts at The Snow Barn, Southern Vermont’s favorite live music venue, with Blackalicious on Wednesday, Backside Night on Thursday, Totally Submerged on Friday, Pink Taking Fish playing a night of Bowie on Saturday, and Roots of Creation on Sunday. For those of you who haven’t been to Backside Night, this local’s night is back and better than ever, with half-price pizza, drink specials, and a raffle with all the proceeds going to the Adaptive Sports Program at Mount Snow.

Also, on Sunday night, Mount Snow Sports at The Grand will host a wine and cheese party, before Mount Snow’s famous Torchlight Parade and Fireworks. So swing through, and get yourself that one thing that you really wish someone had given you for Christmas, and treat your self!

Now let’s touch on the weather, while a warm up to the 20s has been nice, we’re looking at a bit more of a warm up into the high 30s and even low 40s along with some precipitation for Friday. This is looking like a classic unfrozen precipitation event, and there’s no getting around the fact that we’re going to see the dreaded “R” word. What has yet to be seen is how this storm will end, will it go out as snow at the end, or just have the r-word taper off? This is where the most powerful snowmaking system in the Northeast comes in. You can rest assured that we’ll be out there resurfacing as soon as possible to get the mountain back in good shape for the weekend.

So what can you do? Number one: start planning, with all these events it’s going to be key to plan ahead. Number two: make your reservations now, dinner, ski school, rentals, tickets, etc. the earlier you book and make reservations the more you’ll save and won’t risk things selling out. Number three: do a snow dance, or two or three, it couldn’t hurt!

See you out there!



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