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Ski Watch Update – 2/3/16

Don’t let the midweek rain get you down. Late week temps drop low enough to allow local ski areas to resurface slopes with some machine made. And the weekend looks like clear skis and mild weather. So get out an enjoy some great skiing and boarding on the sun kissed slopes! Your favorite ski spot is counting on you!

Upcoming events:

Friday Night Rail Jam Under the Lights at Jiminy Peak, MA

Join us for a Friday night throw down in Alex’s Park, February 5th, at 7 pm. Bust out your best trick to win prizes from Mountain Sports by Potter Brothers. Registration is in Crane Lodge – West between 5 and 6:30 pm and the cost is $10 per contestant. Learn more at

Saturday Live Music at Mount Southington, CT

Cap off your ski day with some Après-ski fun at the Alpine Eatery. CJ West and The Downtown Train will be entertaining with their dynamic blend of today’s best country, classic and current rock, and rhythm & blues. It’s eclectic and danceable.

Mardi Gras at Mount Snow, VT

Mount Snow transforms into Bourbon St this Saturday, 2.6.16. Sport your puplre, green, and gold for this epic party. Short on beads? No worries! They’ll have over 12,000 to giveaway in lift lines, lodges, parties and other locations all day long! There will also be fun Bud Light sponsored Apres Ski parties going on inside Cuzzins from 11am until close with live music in the afternoon, plus more music at night at the Snow Barn.

Super Bowl Sunday Throwdown at Butternut, MA

For the 50th Anniversary of the NFL’s Super Bowl, Ski Butternut will be hosting their 1st Annual Super Bowl Sunday Throw Down. This will incorporate a Punt, Pass & Kick competition for skiers and riders. Must be in your ski or snowboard gear including boots. You have the chance to win FREE LIFT TICKETS or TUBING TICKETS!! There is also an $$ off e-coupon for lift tickets. Visit for all the details.

Rail Jam and Winter Carnival at Sundown!

Sundown has a busy weekend on tap, with a Rail Jam on Saturday, and their annual Winter Carnival on Sunday. Test your skills on multiple features and win swag in the Rail Jam runs on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. It’s an open format, with a number of age categories, and a nominal $5 entry fee (on top of your pass/lift ticket.) Register from 10-noon in the base lodge. Sunday brings Winter Carnival fun to celebrate our favorite season! Check out Valentine the Clown, face painting, balloon animals, free popcorn and cotton candy, and more!! Get the details at

Race Weekend

It’s race weekend at a few area mountains (Mohawk, Southington, and Berkshire East.) That means full parking lots, busy lodges, and race trail closings in the AM. But fear not, that crowd usually clears up midday, leaving a spot in the lot, clear runs, and an open cafeteria table for you.

Mardi Gras at Mount Snow This Coming Weekend!  (Photo Credit: Mount Snow)

Mardi Gras at Mount Snow This Coming Weekend! (Photo Credit: Mount Snow)

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