"Spring It On" at Waterville Valley Season Extended Through April 10

By AlpineZone News |
Mar 23 2005 - 03:43 PM

WATERVILLE VALLEY, New Hampshire ??” Spring conditions can be like music to the ears of skiers and riders, so Waterville Valley is making sure the base area tunes match the ideal experience on the slopes with the Spring Fling Mountain Jam Weekend, April 1-3.

It all kicks off Friday, April 1, with The Dave Matthews Band Fan Appreciation Day. It’s no April Fools joke that lift tickets for the day will cost $1 and Waterville Valley will host the first Fan Appreciation Day for aficionados of the biggest act in music today. The hills will be alive with the sound of music – new music, that is. Tracks from the much-anticipated new DMB album Stand Up will hit mountain air before making it on-air at radio stations around the world. The Dave Matthews Band Album Premiere Party will begin at 3 p.m. in the Waterville Valley Base Lodge.

Continuing with the “sneak peek” theme, Rossignol, Burton, Marker, Salomon, Elan, Volkl, and others will be at Waterville Valley on Friday, April 1, welcoming skiers and riders to check out and demo next year’s equipment – for free.

On Saturday, April 2, The Spring Fling Mountain Jam catches air with the Great Inflatable Race beginning at 11 a.m. Participants bring their own inflatable toys, mattresses or what-have-you and pay a $5 entry fee to schuss down the slope. Following a wild day on the slopes, Waterville Valley will once again provide the tunes. An evening concert in the Base Lodge featuring the band Averi will highlight the post-apr??s ski scene at the “altitude without the attitude” mountain. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with opening act The Grift warming things up. Tickets are only $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

On Sunday, April 3, Waterville Valley’s Spring Fling Mountain Jam skims to a conclusion with the annual pond skimming competition. This event always makes a splash with the spectators as the first 75 skimmers to register will shred their way across a pond of slush for big prizes.

The skiing and riding fun doesn’t stop there. Although Waterville Valley was originally slated to close for the season on April 3, the conditions are so good, the “altitude without the attitude” mountain is extending the season through April 10.

For more information, please visit www.waterville.com, or call 1-800-GO-VALLEY.