WEST DOVER, Vermont — This winter at Mount Snow, the fun won’t stop when the slopes close down for the evening. In fact, music lovers of all ages may feel that the party is just getting started.
Part of a new initiative entitled “The Beat Goes On,” Mount Snow has announced plans for recurring live bands at six different resort venues, as well as expanded DJ services to create a social scene for those under the age of 21.
“Our goal is to create a wider variety of entertainment options for the many different types of guests that come to the resort,” says Snow Barn manager Paul Donahue.
Headlining the new entertainment options is the Sundance Concert Series. The Sundance Base Lodge will be converted into an 850-person live concert venue for national acts. Two popular acts with Vermont ties are already on the schedule, starting with the popular jam band, State Radio, on January 5 and the funky organ trio, Soulive, on March 7. More dates will be announced as the season progresses, says Donahue.
The Mount Snow Grand Summit Hotel already offered activities for young children, such as folk singers, storytellers, jugglers and puppet shows. This season there are plans to hold parties for pre-teens and teenagers in the hotel conference rooms, with DJ’s spinning music on selected Saturdays.
“Apres-ski options for the under 21 crowd is a challenge for any ski area,” says Donahue. “But 12-20 year-olds want their own place to go, and parents like the idea of having them close by while enjoying their own activities.”
Other new music venues include Harriman’s Restaurant in the Grand Summit Hotel, which will feature vocal jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings with vocalist Samirah Evans, who moved to the area from New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. Walt’s Pub in Snow Lake Lodge is opening in December and will feature the acoustic duo, Miles and Froggy among others.
Cuzzin’s Bar will remain an apr??s-ski staple in the Main Base Lodge, with Jonny B’s Two Man Band alternating with Cuzzin’s longtime entertainer, Bruce Jacques. The Midstation Bar will offer a quieter option in the Main Base Lodge with local singer/songwriter Colby Dix and friends.
Mount Snow’s primary live music venue, the Snow Barn is scheduled to kick off Thanksgiving weekend with Tenet and Amargosa. Tribute bands to Guns n’ Roses, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Jimmy Buffet and more will be featured on Saturday nights starting in January of 2008.
A full listing of music venues and schedules can be found at www.mountsnow.com/livemusic.html or by clicking on The Beat Goes On logo on the Mount Snow home page.
Mount Snow was purchased by Peak Resorts in April. The new owners have invested more than $6 million into the resort during the offseason, including the purchase of 101 energy-efficient fan guns from SMI Snowmakers.
Lodging Packages and more information is available by calling 800-245-SNOW or visiting www.mountsnow.com.
Peak Resorts operates 11 ski areas and 2 golf courses in 6 states. Peak Resorts Inc. is committed to building an enhanced resort experience at each of their properties.