Snowshoe Mountain’s FREEFALL FESTIVAL is September 25th-27th!

Snowshoe Fallfest September 25th

This isn’t your typical Fall Festival in the “Autumn” sense of the word, although Autumn does come a bit earlier to the higher elevations of West Virginia than they do even a little south into the mountains of Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

snowshoe mountain fall colorsWe mentioned the other day that we are already seeing some color begin to pop among the forested slopes up at Snowshoe. You can see some of the color by going to www.ResortCams.com and if you can’t be on the mountain over the next few weeks, that is a great way to check out the colors as the Fall season approaches and reaches peak color over the next three to five weeks.

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Snowshoe Mountain kicks off the Fall Color season for our region with their 2015 Freefall Fest which takes place September 25th-27th.

Check out what’s in store for this year’s Freefall Festival at Snowshoe Mountain! Including music from Shakey Graves, Bike Races and games, Craft Beer tasting, and Beautiful Fall Foliage.. it will be one to remember!

Visit Snowshoe’s Fallfest Pages to purchase tickets and to gain more information!

 

Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH:
12:00PM – 5:00PM: DockDogs® Competition at Skidder Slope
Watch the premier canine aquatics competition as our furry friends go head-to-head and tail-to-tail in the Big Air competition. Think long jumping for dogs…with a giant pool.
5:00PM – 6:00PM: Yoga – Slow Dynamic Flow on Mountain Lodge Lawn   FREE Sign Up Today!
Relax your body and mind and join us for Slow Dynamic! We’ll guide students on a journey inward with the use of calming breathing practices, and gentle dynamic movement that slowly warms and releases joints, and deep connective tissues within the body. We’ll end the class with guided Yoga Nidra (Systematic Relaxation). Mats are provided, but feel free to bring your own. . (Weather Back Up Location: TBD)
5:30PM – 8:00PM: Registration for Microbrew Bonanza in the Village Plaza
6:00PM-8:00PM: Registration for Southeastern Gravity Series Race/Packet pick-up in the Depot
6:30PM – 9:00PMMountaintop Brewfest
Sample over 50 delicious beers while taking in the sights and sounds. Come thirsty! Ticket includes tasting ticket, souvenir cups and live entertainment for both nights *Must be 21 Years of Age or Older. Valid ID Required.
7:00pmSteve ‘N’ Seagulls Village Stage
Originally just a bunch of local yokels from moderately successful bands, this merry mess of country cousins one day decided, just for laughs, to “hillbillify” the AC/DC staple “Thunderstruck”. Little did they know the home-brewed music video would propell their Finnish band into cyberspace stardom, virtually overnight.
8:45pmYoung Rising Sons Village Stage
The New Jersey band, best known for their new hit “High” promises a happy, soulful upbeat show. At a time when cynicism and moral outrage are quite common in modern music, the Young Rising Sons choose to focus on the brighter side of life.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH:
9:00AM – 5:00PM: DockDogs® Competition on Skidder slope
Day 2 of the premier canine aquatics competition as our furry friends go head-to-head and tail-to-tail in the Big Air competition. Think long jumping for dogs…with a giant pool.
9:00AM-10:00AM: Alignment Flow Yoga FREE Sign Up Today!
Kick start your day with this mixed level, alignment-based flow that will integrate a heart-centric theme. Mats are provided, but feel free to bring your own.
10:00AM-5:00PM: Southeastern Gravity Series Downhill Practice- All Racers
11:00AM: Mindful Hike with Lakeside Qi Gong FREE Sign Up Today!
Bring the body into balance on this hike around Shaver’s Lake through mixed woodlands and wetlands. Mindfully walk on gentle terrain for 1.5 miles, pausing at spectacular lakeside views for some calming and rejuvenating Qi Gong. Qi Gong: The art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (Qi is pronounced chee). Please bring water and rain jacket
Noon-2PM: Bottle and Brush Art Class FREE Sign Up Today!
Paint the beauty of the mountains with local artist, Thomas Clevenger. Capture the breathtaking beauty from the deck at Shavers’ Lake. A little inspiration and a few art tricks; you can capture our landscape and this beauty. The mountain will be alive with color and the lake reflections will make for a take home memory of Fall in the mountains. Frames will be available for purchase to complete your masterpiece. (Weather location: TBD)
Noon, 3pm and 6pm: Bike Games at the top of Ballhooter Lift
A freefallEvent Festival tradition – Join in the fun with tall bike jousting, chariot races, balance beam, and more! We’ll even have a DJ!
2:00PM – 3:00PM:Yoga Is for Everyone – Mountain Lodge Lawn  FREE Sign Up Today!
This class is ideal for anyone new to Yoga and to refresh the foundation for already practicing yogis. We will explore a wide variety of flowing and held asana, provided with demonstration and clear verbal cues guiding you into safe alignment. We’ll introduce fundamentals on pranayama (breathing practices)as well as Asana (physical postures) and relaxation. Mats are provided, but feel free to bring your own.
4:30PM-6:30PM Hiking Meditation FREE Sign Up Today!
Self-Guided Meditation Hike – we’ll meander through an area known to locals as The Fingers. This series of intertwining loops needle-and-thread through a high elevation spruce forest, and with the forest floor covered with pillows of moss, it’s a perfect place for quiet, seated meditation. Measuring 1.5 miles, midway through the hike participants will be granted 30 minutes for quiet contemplation. Please bring water, rain jacket, and a seat cushion if you wish.
Gates open at 2pm for evening entertainment
3:00PM Jon Stickley Trio Village Stage
With roots in bluegrass, gypsy jazz, and hip-hop, Jon Stickley, one of the world’s most innovative flatpickers, violinist Lyndsay Pruett, and drummer Patrick Armitage have fused their collective styles into a repertoire of exciting, innovative original music, alongside fresh takes on traditional tunes.
5:30PM Yarn Village Stage
Since their start in 2007, Yarn’s original Americana sound has developed into music that seekers of the unique see as the soundtrack to their lives.
7:00PM: Zach Deputy  Village Stage
A music festival favorite around the country, bringing an exceptionally unique display of rhythm and blues sound that has been compared to Al Green, Stevie Wonder, and Jack Johnson all rolled into one.
8:45PM: Shakey Graves Village Stage
Best known for his one-man-band set up and his debut album Roll the Bones, he has now added a mix of collective musicians and a handful of largely successful hits such as “Dearly Departed” featuring Esme Patterson.
10:00PM: After party at the Connection Nightclub
Keep the party going at The Connection Nightclub live music by the.
10:30PMCharm City Devils
A hard rock band from Baltimore, Maryland. The band was founded by singer/song writer and former Child’s Play and SR-71 drummer John Allen and includes bassist Anthony Arambula, .
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH:
9:00AM – 10:00AM: Yoga – Rise & Shine on Mountain Lodge Lawn FREE Sign Up Today!
Start your day right with this FREE class. We’ll take the time to awaken the body, gently rolling out our joints to work out the kinks. As we move through the practice we’ll boost up the tempo to invigorate and energize our bodies and mind. What better way to begin your day than with a sense of Inner Peace. Limited mats available. (Weather Back Up Location: Expo Conference Center)
9:00AM-10:00AM:Pre-Registered Rider ONLY packet pick-up*No Race Day Registration
9:00AM-10:30AM: Southeast Gravity Series Downhill practice- All Racers
9:00AM – 4:00PM: DockDogs® Competition at Skidder Slope
Day 3 of the premier canine aquatics competition heats up as our furry friends fly far and fast in the Big Air and Speed Retrieve competitions.
10:30AM-Noon:Southeast Gravity Series Downhill Practice – Elite Racers Only
11:00AM: Mindful Hike with Lakeside Qi Gong FREE Sign Up Today!
Bring the body into balance on this hike around Shaver’s Lake through mixed woodlands and wetlands. Mindfully walk on gentle terrain for 1.5 miles, pausing at spectacular lakeside views for some calming and rejuvenating Qi Gong. Qi Gong: The art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (Qi is pronounced chee). Please bring water and rain jacket
Noon Southeastern Gravity Series – Start List Posted
1:00PM Southeastern Gravity Series Race
AwardsAPPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES AFTER LAST RACER. At the Junction Stage
1:00PM – 2:00PM: Yoga Is For Everyone on Mountain Lodge Lawn  FREE Sign Up Today!
This FREE class is ideal for anyone new to Yoga and to refresh the foundation for already practicing yogis. We will explore a wide variety of flowing and held asana, provided with demonstration and clear verbal cues guiding you into safe alignment. We’ll introduce fundamentals on Pranayama (breathing practices), Asana (physical postures) and wind down with Systematic Relaxation. Limited mats available. (Weather Back Up Location: Expo Conference Center)
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