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Season's End Beer & Music Fest Saturday May 17 at Mt Hood Meadows

Season End's Beer & Music Fest @ Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort and Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom celebrate the last day of mountain operations with a free music festival on the sundeck of Mt. Hood Meadows main lodge. The Season’s End Beer and Music Fest will be presented Saturday May 17th, with lifts scheduled from 9 AM - 2 PM, and music from 11 AM - 5 PM.

“We’re excited about throwing the free party for our guests to celebrate the end of this extraordinary season” said Meadows Executive Director of Communications Dave Tragethon. “Our friends at Double Mountain are bringing this fabulous line-up of music at no charge to our guests. We hope everyone will come up, get some runs in early and enjoy the afternoon on the deck listening to some awesome music.”

For those wanting to ski or snowboard, Meadows has some online exclusive offers: a lift pass and $20 Double Mountain gift card for just $49 (or $59 with equipment rentals). Lift tickets will also be available for purchase at the ticket window for $49. For those not hitting the slopes the concert is free.

Band lineup for Season's End Fest

The energetic musical line-up includes Columbia Gorge based bluegrass/roots band Green Neck Daredevils, Portland based power trio The Quick and Easy Boys, and a much anticipated performance by the Bad Livers. Acclaimed for their innovative style and musicianship the Bad Livers have maintained a devout following of roots/bluegrass fans since the early 90’s. In 2007 they were awarded the honor of being inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and have been attributed to paving the way for the resurgence of old old-time and bluegrass music of today. Although they disbanded in 2000, the Bad Livers have selectively performed gigs over the last few years pleasing fans and music critics alike.

The Season’s End Beer and Music Fest will also include a variety of food from the Mt. Hood Meadows Sun Deck Grill along with Double Mountain beer for purchase. A wide variety of Double Mountain beer will be on tap including their seasonal Pilsner, a new never released IPA, and a number of other surprise beer selections from the Double Mountain Taproom.

For the kids, Helping Hands Oregon will have tattoos, a cotton candy machine, a photo booth, golfing, clown toss, bike wheel spin, hula hoop contest, and tic-tac-toe in the snow. There will be a $5.00 all-day access charge for the kids area, with all proceeds going to the Helping Hands charity. Face painting will also be offered (for a small fee).

Season's End Beer and Music Fest @ Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

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About Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom

Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom was established in 2007 in the heart of downtown Hood River, OR. Founders Matt Swihart and Charlie Devereux opened the brewery with a clear mission: make great beer for craft beer fans. Double Mountain Brewery’s unique location lends to not only using pure and clean glacial runoff water for their beers, but they also take advantage of regionally grown hops. Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom’s unfiltered and long-aged beers deliver maximum flavor and character. They can be found on tap and bottles throughout the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. Learn more at www.doublemountainbrewery.com.

1 Comment

  1. Larry

    May 16, 2014

    Once again, the season at Meadows is going to end with excellent coverage, with great weather having occurred during the week, but with discouragingly bad weather on the so-called "bonus weekends." May of us still remember the glorious spring skiing we've had in May in past years (and the $60 May pass).

    As such, I think you should consider some type of a "May Pass" challenge. Going on sale in the spring, say in March, the pass would be good only for the month of May. Contingent upon pre-selling a certain number of passes by a certain date, the area would plan to stay open for daily operation during the entire month, or until Memorial Day. The pass could be sold as an add-on to the season pass or as a completely separate pass. You could plan to not charge peoples' cards until you got the required number of commitments.

    I know your position has been that people just stop coming when the weather gets good, but having a special pass might encourage people to make the trip, and by be open only if a certain number of passes have been pre-sold, the risk to the area would be greatly reduced. Just an idea...

    Meadows: Thank you for sharing the idea. We have had a May specific pass in the past, and while it wasn't popular in terms of numbers, it did show that there were some passionate May skiers and snowboarders. Midweek late season really is the issue. It's so difficult to operate lifts Monday - Thursday and have 50 to 100 people turn out, as was the case on some of our late April midweek days. We are hopeful that our guests will show their passion for spring skiing today (Saturday, May 17) and turn out for the Season's End celebration. it will be an awesome day on the mountain!

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