newssnowshoe mountain announces lineup for annual ballhooter spring break

Snowshoe Mountain announces lineup for annual Ballhooter Spring Break


ballhooterSnowshoe Mountain Resort (, the #1 ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced the full event line-up of its spring break music and college party celebration. Platinum selling Celtic Punk Rock band, Dropkick Murphys will be the headlining act, playing on an outdoor festival stage in the center of Snowshoe’s mountaintop village, on Sunday, March 7, 2015.

Ballhooter is a long-celebrated term from the logging history that preceded Snowshoe’s presence on Cheat Mountain.  A Ballhooter was the logger known for pitching the giant logs down the mountain with famous reckless abandon. This March, we’re bringing that wild spirit back onto the mountain for one extended 9-day spring break festival. Dubbed Ballhooter Spring Break, the event features free live music in the Village, plus a Ballhooter kilt making party, a mega red cup competition, giveaways and more. The event will last from March 6-14, 2015.

“We are excited to have the Dropkick Murphys at our annual festival. We’ve added a slew of Irish-themed events, including a Build Your Kilt Party for students to get into the spirit,” says David Dekema, marketing director, Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

Snowshoe is pleased that the event that started 3 years ago is growing in size and popularity among Spring Breakers and are planning on expanding this year’s celebration.

“With over a dozen campuses in close driving proximity we love that more students are coming to our mountain to blow off a little steam, ski the mountain, listen to live music and hang out with their friends in a fun and affordable environment.  We have watched this event grow in popularity and are happy to announce we’ve added a lot more activities for this year’s event and expanded it across 9 days,” Dekema explains.

Snowshoe is offering discounted lodging and lift tickets for the Ballhooter event online at or by calling Snowshoe Reservations at 877-441-4386.
Music headliner for the Sunday evening concert events include the Billboard topping Dropkick Murphys American Celtic punk band who’s platinum single “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” was featured in Academy Award-winning movie The Departed. A band known for their loud energetic shows also include popular hits “Tessie”, “Hang Em High”, and “The Boys are Back.”


Full Schedule of Ballhooter Spring Break Events:
MARCH 6-14, 2015

Friday- March 6

Ballhooter Kilt Making Party – Connection Nightclub
Forgot to pack you kilt? No worries! Snowshoe will provide the fabric, duct tape and some spotty instructions on how to build your own Irish kilt. Enjoy special pricing on Irish-inspired beverages. Must be 21 or older with valid ID.

The Tilt Your Kilt Mountain Invasion Tour | Village Establishments
The clans will show their tartan pride as we join the DCFD Pipe and Drums on a parade through the Village. Must of 21 or older with valid ID.

Shawn Owen Band | Connection Nightclub
Cover charge: $10 or free to all kilt bearers. Must be 21 or older with valid ID.


Saturday- March 7

Ballhooter Irish Spring Games | The Boathouse, Bottom of Ballhooter Lift

4:00- 6:00pm
Ballhooter Pre-Game Happy Hour | The Junction Restaurant
Enjoy beef stews, brews and other Irish-inspired beverages.

Gates Open for The Celtic Invasion | The Village
Live FREE Concert Event


Musical entertainment by: The Mahones

Musical entertainment by: Blood and Whiskey

Musical Entertainment by: Dropkick Murphys LIVE!

The Pietasters | Connection Nightclub
Cover charge: $10 or free to all kilt bearers. Must be 21 or older with valid ID.


Sunday- March 8

10:00am- 2:00pm
Hootenanny Pot ‘O Gold Treasure Hunt | Mountain Adventure Center
Clues and beverages provide. Prizes awarded to the most treasures found.


Monday- March 9

$30 Lift ticket with a valid College Student ID

4:00- 6:00pm
Monday Mountain Madness Dunk for Junk Contest | The Village
Free to play. Balls will be flying, towards hoops set up under the zipline. Prizes awarded to highest scorer.


Tuesday- March 10

$30 Lift ticket with a valid College Student ID

4:00- 6:00pm
Mega Red Cup Bounce Off Competition | The Village
Free to all. Play for a chance to win a Gift Card to put toward your bar tab for the evening.


Wednesday- March 11

Noon-2:00pm & 4:30-6:00pm
Human Foosball Contest | The Village
Free to all. Get your team together to compete. Prizes awarded to winning team.


Thursday-March 12

Whiskey 101: sponsored by Smooth Ambler Spirits | Sunset Cantina
Must be 21 or older with valid ID.


Friday- March 13

Battle of the DJ’s Competition located | The Village

Shawn Owen Band | Connection Nightclub
Cover charge: $10. Must be 21 or older with valid ID.


Saturday –March 14

Ballhooter Spring Break Beach Bash | Bottom of Ballhooter Lift
Call of Beanies and Bikinis and Junk in the Trunks that want to enjoy an afternoon of music, games and competitions with mountain beach flare. Take part in a best goggle tan competition, high / low competition, volleyball and more!

Icicles and Bicycles on Skidder Slope. $15 entry fee, helmet /gear and waiver required. Limited Downhill fat-tire bikes available. Open to all level riders. First time for everything. Let’s see what happens!

Gates Open for Main Concert Event | The Village
Live FREE Concert Event

Finals of Battle of the DJ’s competition

Musical entertainment by: The Mowgli’s

TBD | Connection Nightclub
Cover charge: $10. Must be 21 or older with valid ID.



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