This weekend is shaping up to be a pretty big one for the town of Blowing Rock. Their annual Winterfest event is slated to take place. It actually begins today. There are a number events taking place including a chili challenge, a polar plunge, hayrides, and an ice carving competition among many other things. For more info head HERE.
You can also celebrate Winterfest this weekend with Appalachian Ski Mountain. Here is what they are saying on their site.
Appalachian is excited to be part of the Town of Blowing Rock’s Winterfest Celebration this season! As part of Winterfest, Appalachian Ski Mtn will be hosting a special Family Night on Friday Night, January 27 – complete with a special late-night ice skating session, s’mores roasting by the rinkside bonfire, Special Learn to Ski/Snowboard packages, and more!
ASM will also host a Snowman Building Contest on Sunday, January 29. Appalachian has designated a special snow-play area on Avery’s Appal and will have it stocked with plenty of snow for Sunday’s Snowman Building Contest.
Families and Groups of up to 5 people can sign up for the Contest beginning at 9:30 in the Main Office on the lower level of the Base Lodge. Registration for this event is FREE, but limited to the first 25 groups of people that sign up, so don’t be late!
Appalachian will supply standard Snowman accessories (coal & carrots), extra flair is encouraged and can be brought in by the groups registering.
The Snowman Building Contest will be held from 10:30 until Noon and awards for Snowmen will be given immediately thereafter.
ATP will also be hosting the Red Bull ThingamaJIB on Saturday, January 28 – this will be an event you don’t want to miss!
For this event, ATP will be preparing one of the most unique, fun, creative, and elaborate park setups in our history, and to top it all off Red Bull is giving away a $1,400 cash purse for this event – sick!
The Categories included in the event are: Open Snowboard, Open Ski, and a Women’s Division. These three divisions will be judged separately, but will be all grouped together then divided into two groups that will each have a 45 minute jam session on the entire course. 10 Snowboarders and 10 Skiers will be chosen from the jam sessions to advance to a finals round, which will be a 30 minute jam on ATP’s centerpiece setup for the event.
Cash prizes will be awarded for both Open Snowboard and Open Ski divisions: $400 for 1st Place, $200 for 2nd Place, and $100 for 3rd Place.
Make plans to be here Saturday for this truly unique session with our friends at Red Bull.