12th Annual Budweiser Spring Mania Arrives at Attitash

By AlpineZone News |
Mar 15 2005 - 10:20 PM

BARTLETT, New Hampshire ??” Break out your dancing shoes and pitching wedges as the 12th Annual Budweiser Spring Mania week kicks off at Attitash on Saturday, March 19 for an eight day run. In addition to concerts and the always-popular Snow Golf tournament will be the Grandstand Mogul Jam, an event tailor made for spectators.

“March is a great time to party on the snow,” said Heidi Loecher-Duffy, events coordinator for Attitash. “A higher sun angle seems to translate to a more laid back atmosphere. It’s a great time to kick back on the deck or just shed a layer and get a tan. The combination of soft spring snow, live music, moguls and rusty golf swings make for quite a week.”

Saturday, March 19 gets Budweiser Spring Mania underway with a concert by reggae band Hot Like Fire and the bump bashing fun of the Grandstand Mogul Jam. The Jam is open to skiers, riders and telemarkers with registration occurring in the South Wing of the Attitash Base Lodge from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. There is a $10 registration fee and helmets are required to compete.

Guests should prepare themselves for “juicy juju afro booty pop” on Sunday, March 20 as the band Love Whip takes the Attitash Snow Stage from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in another installment of the Bud Light Concert Series.

Duffers take to the slopes on Saturday, March 26 in an on-snow golf tournament. Snow golfers play a four player scramble format on a nine hole course descending from the top of the Flying Yankee Express Quad. Registration is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Attitash Base Lodge and there is a $20 per team registration fee. A portion of the event proceeds go to benefit Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation.

Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation provides support to cancer patients, so that they can focus on the challenges of battling cancer, and not worry about the indirect financial burdens that often arise. This supplemental financial assistance, and other resources, are offered to cancer patients and their families who are uninsured, underinsured, or financially challenged, and living in the Mount Washington Valley region of New Hampshire.

“The nine hole course is set up on the Whitehorse Trail,” said Greg Keeler, interactive manager for Attitash. “I highly suggest using orange golf balls to minimize hunting time. Don’t worry though, the scramble format keeps it fun for those of us whose golf games are not in the swing just yet.”

The final Bud Light Concert Series show is from Boston Horns who will wrap up that Saturday with their unique brand of jazz from the Attitash Snow Stage.

The complete listing of Attitash’s spring events is available at www.attitash.com along with slopeside lodging packages starting at $59 per person per night at the Attitash Grand Summit Resort Hotel.