Snowshoe Mountain Presents The Ballhooter! First-Ever Spring Break College-Fest March 8-11, 2013

Three Nights of FREE Outdoor Concerts Highlight the Ski Mountain Party

College & University Pressroom

SNOWSHOE, W. Va.--()--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 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

8pm

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

DJs from local colleges will compete to open for the headlining act on Sunday. Each will compete in 15-minute sets, and the event 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.

Contacts

Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Krysty Ronchetti
Public Relations Rep
505-821-9279
krysty@sjcommunications.com

Release Summary

Snowshoe Mountain Resort hosts first ever College-Fest, Ballhooter! Live performances over spring break, including MiMOSA, indie up-and-comers Good Old War, The Dirty Guv’Nahs, and Boombox.

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Contacts

Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Krysty Ronchetti
Public Relations Rep
505-821-9279
krysty@sjcommunications.com