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

    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.

    Image courtesy Snowshoe Mountain

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