Even if you’re not a skier or snowboarder, dress warmly and take the family to experience a Winter Wonderland at Blue Mountain Resorts’ Winter Fest, sponsored by REI & Valley Central.
The event will take place at the Summit Lodge, towards the top of Pennsylvania’s highest vertical, on Saturday, January 26th from 10am-6pm and Sunday, January 27th from 10-2pm, weather permitting. The Winter Festival is a free event and open for all ages to enjoy.
“This seasonal extravaganza will feature the ice carving talents of Sculpted Ice Works, Snowga-yes, yoga on the snow, snow shoe demonstrations, and snowmaking tours! Delicious food options, including Waffle Cabin and Slopeside Pub & Grill’s new mouth-watering menu & signature drinks, will be available for purchase,” says Tricia Matsko, Blue Mountain marketing manager.
In addition to the event, the USA Olympic Luge team will be hosting the 2019 Luge Challenge from 11am-5pm on Saturday and from 10am-2pm on Sunday. Guests can experience the rush of the Winter Games by riding a luge on the only natural, East Coast USA Luge track that is open to the public. USA Luge Coaches will be on-site to evaluate each luge run and will be scouting for potential athletes.
Grab a seat and tilt your head back at approximately 6pm on Saturday evening for a spectacular Winter Fest firework display by Skyshooter Displays, ZY Pyrotechnics.
Blue Mountain’s 39 trails, 16 lifts and up to 39 tubing lanes are available for regular price during the event from 8am-10pm on Saturday and 8am-9pm on Sunday. And there’s always a lot of free parking.
Nick Hromiak has been an outdoors and automotive writer for over 30 years. He's been published in numerous national and state-wide outdoor magazines and newspapers.