March Signals Arrival of Mid-Atlantic Resort Festivals
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It’s March, and that means it’s time for spring festivals at Mid-Atlantic resorts. A number of resorts will hold carnivals and festivals in the coming weeks, bringing fun activities to the slopes such as pond-skimming contests, games, live music, and prizes. Pennsylvania’s Hidden Valley Resort will hold its First Annual Spring Carnival this weekend, from March 8-9, 2008, and a number of readers on the DCSki Message Forums are planning to attend. Whitetail will hold its Springfest from March 7-9, and Liberty will celebrate Springfest from March 8-9. Jack Frost and Big Boulder will celebrate Beach Party Weekend March 8-9, along with Camelback. Blue Mountain will have a Cardboard Box Derby on March 9. In Virginia, Bryce Resort will holds its WinterFest and Costume Day with Pond Skimming on March 8.

A list of upcoming events is provided below. Festivities won’t end this weekend; they will be scattered throughout March, so be sure to check the full DCSki Event Schedule for a comprehensive list.

Note that all of these events are tentative and scheduled to change; please contact each resort directly to verify event details before making a trip.


Spring Break 2008 at Snowshoe
March 6-8, 2008
Snowshoe Mountain Resort, West Virginia
Burton Friday Night Rail Jam at Wisp
March 7, 2008
Wisp Resort, Maryland
A competition with great prizes. Register at 6 p.m. with a $15 entry fee; competition takes place at 7 p.m.
Freestyle Competition Weekend
March 7-9, 2008
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania
Winter Rhythm and Blues Weekend / Military Tribute
March 7, 2008
Timberline Resort, West Virginia
Deep Creek Boarder-X and Skier-X
March 8, 2008
Wisp Resort, Maryland
Watch skiers and boarders rub elbows, grind edges, and do whatever they need to do to cross the finish line first.
WinterFest and Costume Day with Pond Skimming
March 8, 2008
Bryce Resort, Virginia
Springfest
March 7-9, 2008
Whitetail Resort, Pennsylvania
Including the annual Pond Skim competition.
Elk Telefest
March 8, 2008
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania
Springfest
March 8-9, 2008
Liberty Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania
United Way Day
March 8-9, 2008
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania
Bring two non-perishable food items to Ski Big Bear on March 8 or 9, 2008, and receive 15% off the regular lift ticket rate. A portion of ticket sales from United Way Day will benefit the United Way of Pike County.
Pocono Scout Weekend
March 8-9, 2008
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania
Rail Jam
March 8, 2008
Blue Mountain Ski Area, Pennsylvania
Beach Party Weekend
March 8-9, 2008
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania
Beach Party Weekend
March 8-9, 2008
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania
Beach Party Weekend
March 8-9, 2008
Camelback Ski Area, Pennsylvania
Subaru Master the Mountain
March 8-9, 2008
Seven Springs Resort, Pennsylvania
First Annual Spring Carnival
March 8-9, 2008
Hidden Valley Resort, Pennsylvania
Freestyle Skier Rule
March 9, 2008
Wisp Resort, Maryland
The region’s top freestyle skiers will compete on various boxes and park features.
Rossignol Sunday Afternoon in the Park Series
March 9, 2008
Wisp Resort, Maryland
Open style park jam event for skiers and boarders from beginner to expert.
Glass and Powder Slopestyle
March 9, 2008
Wintergreen Resort, Virginia
A snowboard competition.
Elk Mountain Memorial Race
March 9, 2008
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania
Cardboard Box Derby
March 9, 2008
Blue Mountain Ski Area, Pennsylvania
Mid-Atlantic Snowboard Series
March 9, 2008
Camelback Ski Area, Pennsylvania
Scout Day at Massanutten
March 9, 2008
Massanutten Resort, Virginia
All scouts and their family members will receive a special $35 package including a Day or Twilight slope-use ticket, equipment rental, and a one-hour beginner lesson on March 9, 2008 at Virginia’s Massanutten Resort. Just shout “I’m a scout” at any ticket window.

View additional upcoming events in the DCSki Event Schedule.

About M. Scott Smith

M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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