Snowshoe Mountain Announces College Spring Break Events

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 30 2013 - 10:49 AM

Skiing at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia

SNOWSHOE, West Virginia – (JANUARY 30, 2013) – Snowshoe Mountain Resort (www.snowshoemtn.com), the #1 ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced a four-day music and college party celebration destined to become an annual spring break tradition. The Ballhooter is a long-celebrated term from the logging history that preceded Snowshoe’s presence on Cheat Mountain. Ballhooter was the logger who was just a little too wild and was famous for throwing the logs down the Mountain. This March, we’re bringing that wild spirit back onto the Mountain for one extended festival.

Dubbed The Ballhooter, the event features FREE live music nightly on a festival stage in the Snowshoe Village, plus The Ballhooter Beach Party presented by Captain Morgan, live comedy shows, on-snow games, video contests, race and terrain park competitions, and the first-ever Red Bull DJ Battle at Snowshoe.

Music headliners for the three FREE evening concert events include “trip hop” artist, MiMOSA, plus indie up-and-comers Good Old War, The Dirty Guv’Nahs, and Boombox. For more information on the bands check out:

http://www.snowshoemtn.com/events-and-activities/events/2013/03/ballhooter-spring-break.aspx?crmcontact=274&crmldg=CRM_SN_LDG_12_E1_130115

“For 361 days out of the year we pride ourselves on being the most family-focused mountain resort in the region,” says David Dekema, marketing director, Snowshoe Mountain Resort. “But for these four days we concede that college kids on campuses all around our region need a good and affordable sanity break, with the chance to blow off a little steam. For these kids we offer The Ballhooter.”

Snowshoe is offering a college spring break VIP package priced as low as $349 per person which includes 3 nights of lodging, a 3 day lift ticket, meals and entrance to ticketed and VIP Ballhooter events, plus Ballhooter competitions. VIP Packages are available while supplies last. Discounted lodging and lift tickets may also be booked separately in advance at www.snowshoemtn.com or by calling Snowshoe Reservations at 877-441-4386.

Full Schedule of Ballhooter Spring Break Events:

Friday, March 8, 2013
9pm – 11pm The Big Squishy Kick-off Party | @ The Big Top
9pm-2am Snuggie Pub Tour| @ Snowshoe Village
“TIP: Bring your snuggies. If you cannot afford a snuggie, one may be provided to you. If you’re nice.”

Saturday, March 9, 2013
9am-4pm Skiing and riding all day | @ Snowshoe Mountain
10am-2pm Collegiate Slalom | @ NASTAR Race Course
12pm-3pm The Ballhooter Beach Party by Captain Morgan| @ The Boat House
2pm-4pm Ballhooter DJ Battle/ Red Bull DJ Masters competition/ Collegiate Rail Jam
4pm-6pm The Captain Morgan Games | @ The Connection
4pm-6pm Zip Line Pong Shots | @ The Snowshoe Village Plaza
6:30pm Featured Artist from The Red Bull DJ Battle| @ The Snowshoe Village Plaza
7:30pm Comedian | @ The Snowshoe Village Plaza
8pm IN-CONCERT: MiMOSA| @ The Snowshoe Village Plaza
All Day ‘What Happens at Ballhooter’ Video contest
10pm-2am Late Night Fun | @ The Snowshoe Village Bars

Sunday, March 10, 2013
9am-4pm Skiing and riding all day | Snowshoe Mountain
10am-2pm Collegiate Slalom | Nastar TBD
12pm-3pm The Ballhooter Beach Party by Captain Morgan| @ The Boat House
2pm Deadline for ‘What Happens at Ballhooter’ Video contest
4pm-6pm Zip Line Pong Shots | @ The Snowshoe Village Plaza
6:30pm IN-CONCERT: Good Old War- TBD | @ The Snowshoe Village Plaza
8:00pm Comedian presenting Top 3 Video Contest videos
8:30pm IN-CONCERT: The Dirty Guv’nahs | @ The Snowshoe Village Plaza
10pm-2am Late Night Fun | @ The Snowshoe Village Bars

Monday, March 11, 2013
9am-4pm Skiing and riding all day |Snowshoe Mountain
12pm-3pm The Ballhooter Beach Party by Captain Morgan| @ The Boat House
3pm-4pm Après Fashion Show | Split Rock Pool
4pm-8pm Tubing and Tunes | Silver Creek
8pm IN-CONCERT: Boombox| @ The Snowshoe Village Plaza

Event Details:

Ballhooter DJ Battle/ Red Bull DJ Masters/ RAIL JAM
DJ’s from local colleges will compete to open for the headlining act on Sunday. Each will compete in15 minute sets and is open to the public while the Rail Jam takes place on Skidder.

Video/ Photo Contest
Participants have 2 days to shoot and edit a 1-2 minute video that best captures their week at the Ballhooter Festival. Videos must be submitted by 2pm Sunday for judging. Winners announced at Sunday’s concert and the top three videos will be shown.

Collegiate Slalom
Slalom race on Snowshoe NASTAR course. Students compete for their college. Winning college and winning riders and skiers will win prizes.

The Ballhooter Beach Party
Captain Morgan will sponsor a beach party at the Boathouse restaurant with beach themed drinks, live emcee and DJ, hot tubs and dance contests.

Fashion Show
Students will show the latest beach and summer apparel provided by clothing sponsors at a live fashion show on the village’s main stage. Prizes will be awarded to all the participating models.

Tubing and Tunes Hill
Students can check out the tubing hill upgraded with lights and live DJs.

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