Spring Fest Weekend
Bringing the beach to the slopes
April 5-7, 2019
Spring Festival is a celebration of the return of spring, complete with huge parties, music, and great spring skiing and riding. One of the biggest spring parties in Northeast snow country, complete with a huge, all-afternoon outdoor concert, Spring Fest's famous Pain Killers, BBQs, and other food stations. Spring Fest is not to be missed.
Friday, April 5
Shipyard Brew Haus, 8PM
Shipyard kicks off Spring Fest Weekend with a live performance from local rock band, The Ball Brothers.
Saturday, April 6
6th Annual Slip 'n' Flip
White Cap Base Area, 1pm
Registration/check-in 11am-12:30pm in the White Cap Lodge.
A great chance up your water intake so you can continue drinking later, the 6th annual Slip 'n' Flip tournament will feature 16 teams of five members each sliding their way to victory on slopes just above White Cap Lodge. In relay fashion, one competitor from each team races down the slip and slide course on a tube to a table at the bottom where they need to chug a cup of life-saving Spring Fest punch (a.k.a. water) and then flip the empty cup upright. Once a cup has been successfully flipped, the next competitor can leave the start at the top of the course. This continues until all the cups have been finished. Teams will compete until there is one last team standing as grand champion.
Spring Festival Music Line-up:
White Cap Base Area, 11:30am - 6pm
- Miss Fairchild: Boston's R&B ensemble Miss Fairchild performs in the grand tradition of the Motown/Stax innovators of the 60's, and the glittery Pop-Funk icons of each succeeding decade. Channeling both the urban ferocity of The Dap-Kings as well as the slick live acts of Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars, they tilt their fedoras to the past, while dancing in tandem with the contemporary.
- West End Blend: Connecticut based soul-funk ensemble West End Blend brings their lively and retro, yet contemporary, sound to the stage. Seeing this band live is an absolute experience, which is why they've released their new album Live at the Waterhole. The album is an ode to, and an embodiment of, the band's high-energy live performances. "When you're right in front of West End Blend, it's hard to not be physically blown away by their powerful sound and deep grooves."
- Armies: Armies is an American music group from Portland, Maine, formed in 2015, consisting of acclaimed songwriter Dave Gutter (David Bowie, Tedeshi Trucks Band, Aaron Neville, The Roots, Gramatik, and Imogen Heap), Anna Lombard, Jon Roods, Elsworth, and Ryan Curless. The band defines their music as Rock/R&B dance music with a sound that has been heavily influenced by hip hop, gospel, funk and psychedelic French pop of the sixties.
Sunday, April 7
Shipyard Brew Haus, 10AM
Grab a delicious plate of pancakes and sidle up to the Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. Open until 12PM.
Free Outdoor Concert
White Cap Base Area, 12PM
Enjoy live music with Hangin' with Hooper.