WEST DOVER, Vermont — The annual Bud Light ReggaeFest, featuring live bands all weekend and two crowd-pleasing events, is coming to Mount Snow March 27 ??вЂњ 29.
Five bands will be performing at two different locations all weekend.
Friday, March 27
“Giant Panda” 9:30 p.m. ??вЂњ 1 a.m. at the Snow Barn, $10 cover
Saturday, March 28
“Dread Rocks” noon ??вЂњ 4 p.m. at Cuzzin’s, free show
“See I” 10 ??вЂњ 11:15 p.m. at the Snow Barn, $10 cover (includes Pressure Cooker show)
Pressure Cooker 11:45 p.m. ??вЂњ 1:15 a.m. at the Snow Barn
Sunday, March 29
“Trumystic” noon ??вЂњ 4 p.m. at Cuzzin’s, free show
The Sink or Skim pond skimming competition, a notoriously crowd-pleasing event that dares costumed skiers and riders to skim across a 150-foot manmade pond, will start Saturday at noon. It is free and open to the public, with registration for competitors taking place in the Main Base Lodge 10 ??вЂњ 11:30 a.m., day-of. Among those who successfully make it across the pond, one will be chosen by judges as the overall winner of a 2009/2010 season pass.
Sunday afternoon is the second annual Duct Tape Derby. Open to the public, the Derby requires entrants to race against the clock in a sled built solely of cardboard, zip ties, duct tape and paint. Those interested in competing should email the theme, style and general size of their sled plans to [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email].
More information about registration and schedules can be found at www.mountsnow.com.
Mount Snow is currently taking reservations for its special ReggaeFest lodging package, starting at $143.00. Valid March 27-29, 2009, it includes Friday and Saturday night lodging with a 1 or 2-day weekend lift ticket, plus free admission to the Giant Panda show at the Snow Barn Friday night. Call 800-498-0479 to book or visit www.mountsnow.com.