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Snowdance Festival of Winter and Music - 2018

Find those mittens your grandma made for you. Borrow your roommate’s boots. Put on all your long johns at once. Wear that really cool scarf that brings out the blue in your eyes (even if they’re brown). And head out to the woods for Snowdance, the wintery music festival at the Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes. Fill your lungs with pine tree air and catch some sweet air on our ski jumps. Or ski backwards all afternoon as slopes regular Mark Hood does. Or, just ski like a normal person. While skiers get their kicks on the slopes, on stage in the chalet at the base of the hill will be bluegrass, pop, soul and a little rock n’ roll – live music Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday from some of the finest bands around these parts. Things kick off Friday night with the show + mini-bonspiel at the Whiteshell Curling Club. That's right, you can watch great bands and curling at the same time! Start getting your curling team together for the bonspiel, we will be opening registration soon. Open to anyone, with or without experience! Saturday afternoon will also be your big chance to get caught up on some of those wintertime skills that your grandparents are appalled you don’t already know. This year’s workshops are TBA, but last year we had dog ski-joring, "Around the Ridge" alpine race, snow sculpting, night tubing, a frozen turkey shoot competition (as in curling a frozen turkey down the ice), polar bear swim and sauna, annnnnnd horse ski-joring. That's right, skiing behind horses. Spectate or participate, but who would want to miss all this? Well, maybe your kill-joy grade three teacher would. Take this chance to mark them absent. Saturday night, we invade the Falcon Lake Hotel bar for the dance party portion of the festival, featuring general hooliganry in sweaters. The bar is attached to the hotel so book yourself a room at discounted Snowdance prices. Booking is so easy that it’s literally a piece of cake. Or at least we wish it was so that we could eat it. Edible booking procedures. Are you somewhere between 1 and 100 years old? If so, see you out in the woods! The festival is a hell of a good time for all ages. If you are younger than 1 or older than 100, same thing. Winter is definitely in the top four seasons. Don’t let anyone tell you differently because Snowdance is proof.

Dates: January 19, 2018 to January 21, 2018
Event Times: Friday: 7-12pm, Saturday: 12pm-1am, Sunday: 12-4pm
Event Admission: $65 for a weekend pass (1 free ski/snowboard lift pass included!)


Venue: Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes (as well as the Whiteshell Community Club and Falcon Lake Hotel)
Street Address: 200 Ridge Road
City: Falcon Beach
Postal Code: R0E 0N0

Contact Details

Phone Number: 204-349-8445
Email: info@falconridgeski.com
Website: http://www.falconridgeski.com/snowdance-festival/

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