Octobrewfest: An Epic Combination at Mount Snow

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 4, 2011 3:10 pm

WEST DOVER, VT – Mount Snow has announced it will combine its Brewers Festival with its big event Oktoberfest for this year only. Over Columbus Day weekend, Mount Snow will put on a super-festival more commonly known as Oktobrewfest!

The event was created in response to the cancelation of the Labor Day Weekend Brewers Festival thanks to road damage from Tropical Storm Irene. The Southern Vermont Resort has invited 30 breweries to attend which will compliment the traditional German-themed festival’s live Oompah music, family friendly games, German food and the Harvest Arts & Craft Fair.

Raffle tickets will be available all weekend for the opportunity to win the #50 golden chair from Mount Snow’s Grand Summit Express Lift.  This one of a kind golden chair is mounted on a custom-built timber frame. Tickets are $5 each with all proceeds going toward a good cause. Local recovery efforts for those affected by Tropical Storm Irene will be benefited from this noteworthy event. Every #50 chair on each of the resort’s chairlifts were painted gold in celebration of Mount Snow’s 50th anniversary in 2004. With this summer’s installation of new chairs on the Grand Summit Express, the old chairs were removed and sold off to guests.

“Brewers Festival and Oktoberfest are our two largest annual events”, said Mount Snow Communications Manager David Meeker. “Combining them for this year is going to make for one incredible event that we think our guests are really going to love.”

Admission is $25 for one day, $35 for both days and that includes a commemorative pint glass along with two tokens for your first two samples compliments of Mount Snow; beer tokens will be $2 each for a half-pint pour. There will be kids activities including games, a hay pile, pumpkin painting, face painting and the famous schnitzel toss. Adults can enjoy a horseshoe tournament, keg toss and the stein holding contest.

For more information on Oktobrewfest visit Mount Snow’s website at www.mountsnow.com or by calling their central reservations line at 800-245-SNOW.