Snowshoe Mountain Announces Armed Forces Winter Salute March 1 – 3rd

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 24 2013 - 10:00 AM

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SNOWSHOE, West Virginia – (JANUARY 23, 2013) – Snowshoe Mountain Resort (www.snowshoemtn.com), the #1 ski area in the Mid-Atlantic, today announced that double-platinum country artist, Uncle Kracker, will headline its first-ever Armed Forces Winter Salute weekend with a live outdoor concert in the Snowshoe Village on Saturday, March 2nd. Uncle Kracker’s brand new album Midnight Special has been hailed as one of the best country albums of 2012. Proceeds from the weekend event will benefit veterans-related organizations including The Wounded Warrior Project and Wounded Wear.

Snowshoe’s Armed Forces Military Salute Weekend will be held March 1-3, 2013, and is open to everyone. In addition to great live music, the weekend celebration will include branch versus branch competitions, ski races, family-friendly games, comedy shows, evening parties, and the Warfighters Sports Camp, which invites wounded Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans to enjoy a weekend of skiing and riding on the slopes. Several military veteran VIPs will be on-hand to speak to fellow soldiers and share insights, including Navy SEAL LT Jason “Jay” Redman, shot seven times by enemy machine gun fire during an operation in Iraq.

With 38 military installations within a six hour drive of Snowshoe, the resort has created this weekend event to show appreciation for the longstanding ties to the West Virginia mountains by the large populations of active duty military, retired veterans and their families in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

“Snowshoe prides itself on offering easy getaways for military and their families shouldering the sacrifices that come with the job,” explains David Dekema, marketing director, Snowshoe Mountain Resort. “But more than that, this weekend is a great opportunity to come together, in the mountains, as a community, and say thank you for the freedoms you safeguard for us.”

Snowshoe Mountain offers everyday discounts on lift tickets, lodging and season passes to military, veterans and their families. Snowshoe also recently kicked off a partnership with TroopSwap.com, a website founded by veterans dedicated to delivering special savings opportunities to all members of the military community.

Armed Forces Military Salute Schedule of Events:

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
8pm-11pm First-Boots-In Happy Hour and Kick-off Party | Village

Friday, March 1, 2013
8am-4pm Information and registration center | Big Top
Expo/ Sponsor Village in Big Top
9am-4pm Skiing and riding all day | Snowshoe Mountain
War Fighters Adaptive Ski Program| Silver Creek
10am-2pm Branch v Branch modified-slalom | Snowshoe Mountain
4pm-6pm Zip Line Bomb Run Prize Challenge| Village
8 – 10pm Opening Night Show | Big Top
Live Comedy, VIP Military Dignitaries, Welcome Address
10pm The Davvison Brothers Band | The Connection
10-12pm Military March Late Night Happy Hour | Village

Saturday, March 2, 2013
7-10am Storm the Buffet Breakfast| The Junction @ Snowshoe
8am-4pm Expo & Sponsor Exhibits| Big Top
9am-4pm Skiing and riding all day | Snowshoe Mountain
10am Snowshoe Mountain War Fighters Color Guard |Silver Creek
11am Adaptive Team Slalom Ski Race |Silver Creek
4pm-6pm Zip Line Bomb Run Prize Challenge | Village
7 – 10pm Live in Concert: Uncle Kracker w/ special guests| Plaza
9-11pm Military March Late Night Happy Hour | Village

Sunday, March 3, 2013
7-10pm Storm the Buffet Breakfast| The Junction @ Snowshoe
8am-4pm Expo & Sponsor Exhibits| Big Top
9am-4pm Skiing and riding all day | Snowshoe Mountain

Weekend VIP packages start at $194 per person, including 2 nights lodging, 2-day lift tickets; and tickets to all concerts, comedy performances and events. Tickets to the Uncle Kracker concert are priced separately at $25, and may be purchased at a discount with lift tickets at www.snowshoemtn.com, in advance via phone at 877-441-4386, or day-of at the Snowshoe Mountain ticket office.

For more details about the Military Weekend, visit www.snowshoemtn.com or call 877-441-4386.
About Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Snowshoe Mountain is the perfect year round destination for adventure filled vacations in West Virginia. Snowshoe covers a total area of 11,000 acres in the Appalachian Mountain Range, and includes the second highest point in the state at 4,848’ elevation. Snowshoe was named #1 Overall Ski Resort and #1 for Nightlife in the Southeast by OnTheSnow.com in 2012. In addition to terrific outdoor winter recreation, Snowshoe offers extensive lodging options, fully developed mountain biking trails, a popular golf course designed by Gary Player, wedding and convention areas, and a wide variety of summer outdoor activities. Snowshoe Mountain Resort is part of the family of Intrawest Resorts.

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