Winter Fest

Winter Fest

Join us at Blue Mountain Resort for our Annual Winter Fest!  This FREE event gives guests the opportunity to try Winter Sports they've never experienced!

Snow, Festivities & Fun!

Our Winter Festival is located at the Summit Lodge, towards the top of PA's highest vertical!  The Summit view of Blue is breathtaking, offering a panoramic peek of the Little Gap Valley and far out to the Delaware Water Gap.

  • Saturday, February 4 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, February 5 from 10am to 2pm, weather permitting

Please Note:  Winter Fest activities are free & open to the public this weekend, but skiing, snowboarding & snowtubing are the regular price on Saturday & Sunday!  Sorry, no dog allowed.

BIG THANKS to our awesome sponsors for making this event possible:

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Our 2017 Winter Festival features the following activities on Saturday and Sunday, please view details for times:

Ride our USA Luge

Ride our USA Luge

Challenge your friends and family on the East Coast's only natural, snow-made luge track!  Meet athletes & coaches of the USA Luge Team on Saturday from 9am to 3pm (race at 2pm) and on Sunday from 9am to 2pm (race at 1pm)!  Coaches will be scouting for potential future luge athletes, so bring your A-game!  Please Note: for guests ages 10 or older only, and all participants must sign a release form.  Those 17 & under need a parent/guardian signature.

Enter to Win a trip to Lake Placid, NY!  Guests 21 & up can enter to win a weekend getaway to Lake Placid after trying the Luge Challenge!  Prize includes a two night stay for the winner and a guest at the Hotel North Woods in Lake Placid.  The winner will receive two lift tickets to Whiteface Mountain for a day of skiing at the site of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games.  Plus, winners are invited to the luge team’s headquarters, where they can meet Olympic and National Team Athletes, and test out a real luge track! After, enjoy dinner at Lake Placid Brewery!

*Winner will be drawn at the conclusion of the Luge Challenge Race on Sunday, February 5. You do not need to be present to win.  Prize does not include transportation to Lake Placid.

Learn About the USA Luge Team

Snow Shoe Demos

Snow Shoe Demos

Have you ever wanted to go for a walk or a hike in the Winter, but snow kept you inside?  Saturday & Sunday is your chance to try snow shoeing with our friends at Eastern Mountain Sports!  Strap on a sweet pair of EMS snow shoes and take a trek across our Summit School Hill.

Learn About Eastern Mountain Sports

Ice Carving Demos

Ice Carving Demos

Our friends from Sculpted Ice Works will help transform our Summit Lodge into a Winter Wonderland during Winter Fest Weekend!  Watch live ice carving throughout the Summit Lodge Courtyard & upper patio, every hour on the hour Sat & Sun!

Learn About Sculpted Ice Works

Ice Thrones & Slide

Ice Thrones & Slide

Professional carvers from Sculpted Ice Works will create two breathtaking ice thrones for photo opportunities.  Our guests can sit on the thrones, one at the Summit and one in the Valley, for a memorable Winter Fest photo!  Plus, the Summit Lodge Ice Slide is sure to keep the kids busy, and grinning from ear to ear!

Learn About Sculpted Ice Works

Dog Sledding Meet & Greet

Have you ever wanted to learn about Winter Dog Sledding?  Meet a pack of furry, friendly sled dogs and learn about the basics of Dog Sledding 10am to 3pm each day.  Feel free to pet and take your photo with select dogs, and enter for a chance to win a dog sled ride!

Dog Sledding is proudly sponsored by Highland Animal Hospital!

Fireworks Display & Torch Parade

Fireworks Display & Torch Parade

Guests are invited to enjoy a grand Fireworks Display on Saturday, Feb 4 at 6pm, compliments of Young Explosives!

In addition, a Torch Light Parade is scheduled for your viewing pleasure on Valley School Hill West around 7:30pm.  Valley School Hill Trail lights will go off at 7-7:15pm and participants will begin loading by 7:25pm.

Learn About Young Explosives

Magic Mike Montgomery

If you enjoy magic tricks, you're in luck!  Magic Mike will be at Blue Mountain Resort for our Winter Festival!  Stop by the Summit Lodge Courtyard Saturday & Sunday from 11am to 2pm and catch an act or two!

Learn About Magic Mike

Snowmkaing Tours

Have you ever wondered how snow is made at Blue Mountain Resort?  Here is a great opportunity to learn more, and take a behind-the-scenes Snowmaking Tour with members our snowmaking crew!  Join us on Saturday 11am & 3pm and Sunday at 12pm - meet under the upper patio tent outside of the Summit Lodge Alpine Ballroom.

Snowflake Search

For our guests hitting the slopes this weekend, take part in our Free Snowflake Search!  Find one of many "fake" snowflakes hidden across the mountain, and redeem it at the Last Run Lounge for a prize on Saturday & Sunday between 11am and 9pm.

Scavenger Hunt

Stop by the Blue Moutnain Promo Tent located up on the Summit School Hill to grab a check list.  Complete all of the tasks and be entered for a chance to win skis, poles, lift tickets and more!  Free to enter!

Snowtube with Carver!

If you plan to go snowtubing on Saturday or Sunday between 1pm and 3pm, keep your eyes-peeled for our mountain mascot, Carver the Huski! (must purchase tubing tickets).

Carver's Coloring Contest

Do you like to color?  Do you like to win prizes?  If you answered yes, enter Carver's Coloring Contest on Saturday & Sunday for a chance to win a tubing ticket!  Stop by the Summit Lodge outside on the upper patio and get creative with us!

Face Painting for everyone!

Stop by the Summit Lodge outside on the upper patio and have your face painted, just $5 for each guest.

Specialty Vendor Promos

St. Luke's Hospital - handing out cool SWAG as a premier sponsor, located outside of the Summit Lodge in the Courtyard.

Costco - handing out sweet treats as a sponsor, located in the Summit Lodge on the second floor lobby.

Highland Animal Hospital - handing out SWAG, located outside up on the Summit School Hill.  Sponsoring Dog Sledding!

To' Makao Fine Cigars - get hand rolled cigars, located outside of the Summit Lodge under the tent on our upper patio.

Bath Fitter - handing out promo material, located in the Valley Lodge.

Last Run Lounge Entertainment

Saturday, Feb 4

1:30pm to 5:30pm - Toolshed Jack
6:30pm to 9:30pm - DJ Don

* Eight Oaks Craft Distillers will be featured at the Last Run Lounge during Winter Fest - try a signature flight for a special event price.  Ages 21 & up only.

Sunday, Feb 5

10am to 1:30pm - Billy Bauer & Chris Lorenzetti
2pm to 5pm - Paul Knakk

Saturday & Sunday

S'mores & a S'more - Buy a Saranac S'mores Porter and get a free S'mores kit to make at our outdoor fire pits.  Plus, enter to win a FREE Fire Pit 11am to 6pm Saturday, and 11am to 2pm Sunday!

Lake Placid Big Slide IPA - Stop by to try a pint, and enter to win Lake Placid Brewery hockey jerseys and SWAG 11am to 6pm Saturday, and 11am to 2pm Sunday!

Slopeside Pub & Grill Entertainment

Saturday, Feb 4

6pm to 9pm - Nakked Soul

Sunday, Feb 5

Bar Bites Menu 11am to 10pm plus $2 Bud Light bottles during the Super Bowl!