Mount Snow Oktoberfest: FAQ

Thursday, October 4, 2018

That special celebration when we say “auf wiedersehen” to summer and “guten tag” to winter.

When is it?  
Our 21st Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest runs from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7. 

How much are admission tickets and where can I purchase them?
Discounted admission tickets for Oktoberfest will be available online at until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 5. Please head to for a complete pricing list. Tickets will also be sold the day-of the event at the admission tents located in the Drop Zone beginning at 9 a.m. 

What are the festival hours I should be aware of?
Oktoberfest: Saturday & Sunday, October 6&7 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

  • Token Sales:  11 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.  Each admission ticket comes with 1 free token and a complementary stein. Additional tokens are $5 each
  • Last call will be at 4:15 p.m. 
  • Last pour will be at 4:30 p.m. 

Music inside the Oktoberfest venue:   
Oberlaendler Hofbrau Band 

The Bluebird Express: Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Purchase lift tickets before 3:30 p.m and last ride up is at 4 p.m. Lift tickets can be purchased at Mount Snow Sports at the Grand, Drop Zone Admission Tents, or at the Bluebird Barn.

The Bullwheel:  Our restaurant on the summit will be open for sit down service only from 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. serving up food, brews, and views. Oktoberfest tokens will not be accepted at the Bullwheel
Summit – Will feature amazing views of the fall foliage, as well as BBQ, and a beer garden.

Will you have fun Oktoberfest-themed events? 
You know it! 

Full event listing for both Saturday and Sunday

  • 12:30 p.m. - Kids Kool-Aid 1k Run (Saturday only)
  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Pumpkin Painting (Kids Only, while supplies last)
  • 1:30 p.m. - Keg Toss (21+ Only)
  • 2:30 p.m. - Stein-Holding
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Donut On A String (Kids Only)
  • 3:30 p.m. - Schnitzel Toss
  • 4:30 p.m. - Yodeling Contest

Does my admission ticket include scenic chairlift rides? 
Nope! Scenic chairlift ride tickets may be purchased in addition to your admission ticket at the Drop Zone Admission Tents, the Bluebird Barn, or at Mount Snow Sports at the Grand Summit Hotel.

Can I use my Peak Pass to take a scenic chairlift ride?
Yes, as long as it is a valid 2018/19 Peak Pass.

Can I purchase my 2018-19 Peak Pass at Oktoberfest?
Yes!  You may purchase your season pass from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 & 7 in the Clocktower Building or simply purchase one at 

Can I bring my kids to Oktoberfest?
Absolutely. This event has tons of great events and activities for the kiddos. 

What breweries are participating this year?

  • Allagash Brewing 
  • Angry Orchard
  • Ayinger
  • Champlain Orchards
  • Citizen Cider
  • Dog River Brewery
  • Dogfish Head
  • Exhibit A
  • Farnham
  • Fiddlehead
  • Foolproof
  • Foundation
  • Groennfell Meadery
  • Hacker Pschorr
  • Halyard Brewing Co.
  • Harpoon Brewing
  • Hoegarten
  • Idle Hands
  • Jack’s Abby Brewing
  • Long Trail Brewing Co. 
  • Paulaner
  • Queen City
  • Sam Adams
  • Schilling
  • SchulzBrau
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Shackberry
  • Shed Brewery
  • Shipyard Brewing 
  • Spaten
  • Stone Corral Brewery
  • Stowe Cider
  • Switchback Brewing
  • Trout River Brewing Co. 
  • Two Roads
  • von Trapp Brewing
  • Weinstephaner 
  • Woodchuck

Will there be anything besides beer? 
While Oktoberfest is traditionally a beer festival, we’ll have several wine options and some great cider and mead producers on hand as well. Cider is a great choice for those looking for some gluten-free refreshment!

Is there food available during Oktoberfest?
Absolutely. We will have a variety of food options inside the venue for you to enjoy as well as at the summit.

Will Oberlaendler Hofbrau Band be there again? 
It wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without them!

Can I bring my dog? 
Nope. Unfortunately, a few bad dog owners spoiled it for the rest of us a few years back and now Mount Snow is a dog-free resort. 

Can I bring a chair? 
Sure thing.

Can I bring some yard games? 
Absolutely, but just know that space can be a bit limited, so please be considerate of others as to where you set up. Also, please leave the lawn darts at home! 

I brought a pop-up tent. Can I set it up in the festival area?
You sure can.  Just make sure to secure your tent to the ground using sandbags.  PLEASE DO NOT stake your tent into the ground; there are many wires buried in the base area that you do not want to disturb.  Sandbags will be made available to guests with pop-up tents.  Check out a map of the area to find out where you can pick some up! (maps available upon entry).

Is there a shuttle service at Mount Snow?
Yes!  The MOOver is a FREE shuttle service that provides rides around the Mount Snow Valley.  Visit or pick up a schedule in the Main Base Lodge to view routes.  

Is Mount Snow Bike Park open?
Yup, and it’s buy one, get one free, this weekend for rentals and bike park lift tickets! The bike park and Canyon Express lift are open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Stop by Mount Snow Sports at the Grand for more information, rental bikes, maps, etc…  

What is the Gulp and Gallop 5k Beer Run and how do I sign up?
The Gulp and Gallop 5k is essentially a beer mile, but stretched out to 5k. Gulp and gallopers make four laps starting and returning in the base area. Each time participants complete a lap they have their choice of water or a cup of beer to drink before heading back out onto the course. This fun run is for the 21+ crowd only (must bring valid government issued ID) and crazy outfits are highly encouraged. Sign up at

What if I want to spend the night?
Call Central Reservations at 800-245-SNOW to inquire about lodging availability.  We have a wide range of options at the Grand Summit Hotel & Snow Lake Lodge including 1-bedroom studios, suites, and condos.  Based on availability.  



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