Sugarloaf Set for Annual Bud Light Reggae Festival April 16 to 19

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 15, 2009 12:03 am

The snow in Maine is starting to dwindle, but the Sugarloaf ski area is set to host their 21’st annual Bud Light Reggae Festival April 16 to 19, with 11 different bands.

The legendary spring party is a staple for thousands of visitors and ski fans alike. The mountains of Maine will sway to tunes from Canadian reggae star Jah Cutta, Boston-based Westbound Train, Darryl Jenifer, and more.

The ‘Loaf will still be open for skiing, so even though the temp’s are warming up, pack your skis along with your bandana and tie-dyes. The springtime festival first launched in Sugarloaf in 1988, as a way to celebrate the changing of seasons. Since then the concert series has grown into one of the most popular spring parties in ski country, drawing 10,000 or more reggae and spring skiing fans each year. 

Sugarloaf is offering a number of different ticket options for shows and skiing throughout the weekend. For $40, guests can purchase a “Good Vibes” pass that guarantees admission to both the Friday and Saturday night King Pine Room shows. The Good Vibes pass is the only ticket that can be purchased in advance of the festival. 

Ski and stay packages are still available for Reggae Weekend starting as low as $99 per person per night, and include lodging, ski lift ticket, and access to the Sugarloaf Sports and Fitness Center. And if you head up, don’t forget to stop by the Rack, 2006 Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Seth Wescott’s restaurant. The pub features hearty micro-brews on tap, and a varied and delicious menu. There are also bibs, photos and other forms of Olympic and ski memorabilia lining the walls, making the Rack a worthy stop during your visit.