Mount Snow Hosts Its Third Annual Reggae Festival April 9-11.

Mount Snow, Vermont (April 5, 1999) – Mount Snow hosts its third annualReggae Festival April 9-11, a weekend of non-stop live reggae music,outdoor festivities and prize giveaways. As an added twist, MountSnow’s Reggae Weekend is being filmed and will be broadcast on theinternet in late April.

In celebration of both Reggae Weekend and the “Closing of the BarnDoors” for the winter, the Snow Barn is hosting a special barbecue at 6pm on Friday and Saturday night. Head to the Snow Barn deck forJamaican specialties, a bonfire and drink specials and prize giveaways.

Friday night kicks off the Festival at 8 pm with live performances byOne People and Jam Down. Returning for its third Mount Snow ReggaeFestival, One People features a powerful sound derived from fusion ofreggae, rap, funk and soul music. Jam Down is led by the dynamicvocalist Michael Gabriel, a native of Trinidad. The band plays acomplete range of English Caribbean music, as well as their own originalsongs.

Saturday includes an outdoor beer garden and barbecue on the Cuzzins Barpatio (Main Base Area). Live entertainment on Cuzzins patio is from12:30 – 6 pm, featuring John Brown’s Body and Jam Down. John Brown’sBody is a supercharged reggae band inspired by early roots reggae andthe spirituality of the music they create.

The Snow Barn hosts its second evening of feature concerts Saturdaynight at 8 pm with Dub Station and One People. Boston-based Dub Stationis known for its exceptional up-tempo reggae music, featuring all theclassics with a contemporary style.

Sunday, the festival continues with more outdoor music on Cuzzins patiowith John Brown’s Body and Dub Station from 12:30 – 6 pm. The barbecueon Sunday afternoon will feature authentic Caribbean cuisine.

Mount Snow has teamed with Wild Media of Connecticut to bring the MountSnow Reggae Festival to viewers around the world via the internet.Through the website, guests who enjoyed theweekend – and those who couldn’t make it to the Festival – can watch themusic and festivities on the internet on Wednesday, April 21. Moreinformation on the broadcast will be available at the outdoor venue thisweekend.

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Special lift and lodging packages for the Reggae Festival, that includetickets to the Saturday night concert, are available by calling800-245-SNOW or booking online at

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…and the Dummy Downhill…


Mount Snow, Vermont (April 5, 1999) ¿ Mount Snow introduces a newelement to Spring fun at the resort: the Dummy Downhill race on Sunday,April 11, which is also the final day of the 3rd annual Mount SnowReggae Festival.

The Dummy Downhill (as seen in Warren Miller films) is a contest thathas a Crash Test Dummy on skis or a snowboard going down a slope thatends with a jump. Dummies left standing or together will be awardedprizes. Additional prizes will be awarded to the most creative dummiesand other categories. This is a free contest that does not requirepre-registration and can be entered the day of the contest at the top ofthe course, which is on lower Exhibition in the Main Base Area. Racetime commences at high noon. Requirements to compete: competitors mustsupply their own dummy (nothing alive or was ever alive) as well asequipment (that you don’t mind wrecking).

Mount Snow looks forward to making the Dummy Downhill a new Springtradition.
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