Moose Pond Cabin Townshend Vermont

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Mount Snow Brewers Festival

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Mount Snow Annual Beer Festival

They are now in their 24th year celebrating beer, music and food during Labor Day Weekend at Mount Snow. It is a full weekend of fun with brewers  all coming to one location to let you try all the different beers from Vermont’s Breweries. There is also a lot of good music and a variety of food to try all weekend long. You can come for one day or the whole weekend.

Mount Snow Beer Festival



Our Rustic Log Cabin is a great place to stay while you enjoy your weekend at the festival. We are located just about a 35 minute drive from Mount Snow. Please check us out at



Vermont Rodeo

A Vermont Rodeo is not what would come to mind when you think of Vermont, but you would be missing out on a fun family activity if you were not aware that there is a great weekly Rodeo in a small town just north of Manchester. Pond Hill Ranch is located in Castelton VT and is a family owned 2000 acre ranch. They are a horse farm and you can visit and take a ride through their beautiful property 7 days a week. On Saturday evenings at 8pm from June 30 to September 1 you can watch a real authentic rodeo. The rodeo events include Bareback Bronc Riding, Calf roping, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.

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Admission for 2018: CASH ONLY!

$12.00 for ages 12 and over

$6.00 For ages 6-12

Ages 5 and under free


Pond Hill Ranch

1683 Pond Hill Ranch Road

Castelton, VT  05735

Tel. (802)468-2449


Check out our rustic Moose Pond Cabin that sleeps 8 and is just over an hour from Castelton with so many other activities to enjoy in the area.

St. Patrick’s Day in Southern Vermont

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With four great ski resorts within 30 miles from our Moose Pond Cabin you are sure to find something fun to do for St. Patrick’s Day in Southern Vermont. There are sure to be a lot of activities during the day for kids and adults and good music, entertainment and food.

Check out our rustic Moose Pond Cabin that sleeps 8 and is just about 20 miles away from Brattleboro and about 25 miles from the following ski resorts.




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ShamRock Fest

Bud Light ShamRock Weekend

Lift tickets are only $17 if you purchase tickets online in advance–just bring your voucher to the ticket window on the 17th. Dress in costume and chow down at “Eggs and Kegs” in the morning, then head over to the Pot O’Gold scavenger hunt, which lasts all day. Find the hidden pot of gold and win a 2017/2018 seasons pass! Join the après party on the Cuzzin’s Deck to finish up your day, then return for live music on Friday and Saturday nights.


Friday March 16 – Saturday March 17



  • Limited Number of $17 Lift Tickets (must buy online in advance)
  • 8am – Kegs & Eggs @ Cuzzins
  • 10am – Pot O’ Gold Scavenger Hunt – Winner receives a 2018/19 Season Pass!
  • 12pm – 5pm FREE Live Music on Main St featuring:
    • Upstate Rubdown
    • August First
    • Pinedrop
  • 9pm –  Head for the Hills w/ special guest Pinedrop  @ the Snow Barn
    • Tickets are $15 online & $20 at the door (if available)
    • Online ticket sales will end at midnight on March 15


  • 8am – Kegs & Eggs @ Cuzzins
  • 12pm – 5pm FREE Live Music on Main St featuring:
    • Fruition
    • Dustbowl Revival
    • Twisted Pine​
  • 9pm –  Fruition w/ special guest Eastbound Jesus  @ the Snow Barn
    • Tickets are $20 online & $25 at the door (if available)
    • Online ticket sales will end at midnight on March 16



9:00 p.m.

Join us for the  Bud Light Shamrock Fest  and enjoy live music from Head For The Hills and Pinedrop!




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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Southern Vermont at Magic Mountain with $5 Fresh Tracks Fridays by Harpoon. Then, head to the BLT stage at 7 pm for Saints & Lairs show!


11:30am – 4:30pm St Patrick’s Day with C&G…Stay Tuned!

12:00pm – 3:00pm Master of the Mountain Extreme Biathlon

3:00pm – 6:00pm Kevin Shields Live!

7:30pm – 11:00pm Live Band: Saints & Liars





St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt & Festivities


Wear green & ski for $17, all day! Don’t have enough green clothing for the entire family? Don’t worry– the Family Friday deal will still apply. If that weren’t enough, there will also be a pot of gold hiding on the top of Bromley between Runaround and Pushover containing a 2017/2018-season pass. Follow Bromley’s Instagram for hints about its location.



 Join us for après-ski entertainment, live music at the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 to 6:30pm!


Rando Race

 Bromley welcomes the NE Rando Race Series – a multiple-venue rando race (aka, ski mountaineering, uphill/downhill, “skimo”) – back to the Sun Mountain for their mid-March event.

Rando – short for randonnée – ski racing hearkens back to skiing’s early years, when skiers challenged the mountain both up and down, without the help of chairlifts. Using climbing “skins” with alpine touring or telemark bindings (or even “split” snowboards), racers start at the base of the mountain, ascend it, then descend it, as fast as possible, over multiple laps, up to 6,000′ cumulative vertical, in the truest test of the most complete skier overall.






Register Today

Calling All Skiers and Snowboarders. Friends and Family. Colleagues. All Ages and Abilities Invited. Sign up as an individual, start or join a team of up to 12 and get ready to enjoy the non-stop fun that will energize your spirit and create memories to cherish for a lifetime!

The sixth annual 24Hours of Stratton, a one-of-a-kind opportunity to ski or ride around the clock (choose a “shift” or go all-out). This family-friendly, ski and ride party puts the fun in fund-raising with live music, spectator events, fireworks, good food and great times.

Stratton Mountain, VT, just four hours from New York and three from Boston, is home of the great snow guarantee, with fast lifts, lively resort Village and a range of accommodations from convenient hotel rooms to spacious mountain homes.

March 17 – 18, 2018. Opening party on Friday with a Saturday 9am sprint to the start surrounded by cheering fans and plenty of cowbell. Skiing. Riding. Music. Fun. Fireworks. Signature Events … All wrapping up with Sunday’s Athlete’s Breakfast and Awards Ceremony.

It’s your chance to ski under the stars. Look out at fireworks from the lift. Relish the serenity of first tracks at sunrise. Revel in the camaraderie. Earn bragging rights. Be part of an epic event that helps change the lives of Vermont children in need. Together we can change lives!










Stratton Vermont Mountain Music~ Feb 17

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Music sounds better in the Vermont Mountains. Stratton’s year-round music scene features indoor and outdoor settings, small stages and large venues, local talent, rising stars and internationally acclaimed artists. The list of performers who have played the Stratton Vermont stage include Three Dog Night, The Wailers, Rusted Root, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dark Star Orchestra, and Dirty Heads. Whatever your musical taste, we will have a weekend just right for you.

This weekend on Saturday Feb 17


9:30- 12:00

Since their conception, CT-based Funk/Soul band West End Blend has been playing their version of Funk and Soul in venues all over the Northeast. Fronted by vocalist Erica T. Bryan, the band pays homage to classic throwback sounds while adding their own distinct vibe and flair. Behind her, the Blend packs two guitars, a two-piece horn section, bass, keyboards and drums onto stages every night. From humble beginnings in an epic sweaty funky basement dance party, the Blend’s goal has always been to bring that same atmosphere to every show ever since.

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Mount Snow Vermont Presidents’ Week Winter Fest


There is a lot going on at Mount Snow Vermont this weekend besides just great skiing. Something fun for everyone


Friday, February 16

6 pm–9 pm: Open Mic Night at Snow Barn

7 pm: Beer Pairing Dinner with Stone Corral at 1900′ Burger

Join us for a culinary experience that will have your taste buds jumping for joy. We know that you love beer. So do we. Great beer is even better with great food. It is a common misconception that wine is the only beverage that food can be effectively paired with. On the contrary, beer actually has far more complex flavors and nuances that can be accentuated when accompanied by the proper food. That’s why our Executive Chef and his team have hand-picked a few of their favorite beers to bring you the Beer Pairing Dinner Series at 1900′ Burger at Mount Snow Vermont.

Dinner will be five gourmet courses paired with beers from Stone Corral. Your hosts will introduce each course and describe what you will be eating and drinking, and why they chose to pair them together.

There are a limited number of seats available for each event so advance reservations are required. We don’t want you to miss out on your chance to enjoy this awesome experience.

The five course dinner is served at 7 p.m | $70 per person + tax and gratuity.

8 pm: Tom Carroll at Harriman’s Farm to Table

Our staff combines classic culinary concepts from around the world to provide our guests a quality southern Vermont dining experience. As the model for our “farm-to-table” concept, Harriman’s at Mount Snow Vermont highlights the use of all-natural ingredients including local meats, seafood, fruits, and vegetables to create our seasonal menus.

From seasonally-inspired cuisine to casual pub fare, unique appetizers, and a full children’s menu, you can be sure the variety of choices will please the whole family. We also offer breakfast on weekends and holidays during the winter season, making it easy to dine and relax together.

Harriman’s hosts live music in the pub during the winter months on Friday and Saturday nights, adding the area’s local music scene to your table playing your favorite music to dine to, or enjoy specialty cocktails and craft beers at the bar. See the list of performers at the bottom of this page.

9 pm: DJ Bay 6 at Snow Barn

29 year old Vermont native DJ BAY 6 had spun sets for Inspector Deck of Wu-Tang Clan and Kosher Dillz, also paying opening set Mayhem, Lazerdisk, Akil the mc (Jurassic 5) Michal Menert (Pretty Lights), Ma1ach1, The Durian, and many other Vermont and New England based artists. DJ BAY 6 hosts an EDM based radio show on WGDR and WGDH in central Vermont. Along with Djing, BAY 6 also VJ’s, creates visuals, designs and builds 3D mapped stages, and has done VJ work with Lazerdisk, Russ Liquid, Cosby Sweater, Distructo and with many local VT acts.

21+, doors open at 8pm, show starts around 9pm

Saturday, February 17 

10 am: Harris Hill Ski Jump in Brattleboro


Celebrating 96 years, Harris Hill in Brattleboro Vermont welcomes an international field of competitors for two days of competition on New England’s only Olympic-size 90-meter hill.

Discover the original extreme sport. Watch jumpers up close as they soar over 300 feet at speeds up to 60 miles per hour. Join us for a festive atmosphere and fun for the whole family, including, music, food court, souvenirs, bonfire, and beer tent. Join in with the ringing of cow bells and thrill to the up-close, daring flight of the jumpers as they attempt to break the hill record of 304 feet set in 2017. Tickets are online or at the gate. Check the website for up-to-date news and event information.

11 am: Erin Harpe and The Delta Swingers outside on Cuzzins Deck


Open daily for lunch with a full-service menu that features burgers, wraps, mountainous salads and a tasty selection of appetizers, Cuzzins at Mount Snow Vermont is a great place to refuel after a morning on the mountain.  Mention Cuzzins to any Mount Snow regular and they will tell you it’s also home to one of the most legendary après ski scenes on the planet! The full bar offers a great selection of microbrews on tap as well as specialty cocktails to warm you up. Fantastic live music on weekends and during holiday weeks will get your feet stomping and fists pumping to the beat. Located in the Main Base Lodge.

With live music starting at 3 p.m. from Bruce Jacques on the following dates:

2/17, 2/18, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17

1 pm: Jeff Tuohy Band outside on Cuzzins Deck

3 pm: Bruce Jacques at Cuzzins

8 pm: Peter Miles at Harriman’s Farm to Table

9 pm: Gang of Theives at Snow Barn


High energy and an unforgettable live performance is the hallmark of these Vermont funk rockers, who fuse a new breed of rock and roll with a vibrant instrumentation to create a powerful sound palatable to audiences of all ages. The key to the Gang’s universal appeal is their infectious sense of fun and showmanship, delivered with a message that inspires and encourages positivity. Featuring an electric violin and one man horn section, the Gang blends a variety of genres into catchy tunes anyone can sing or dance along to.

The band’s new record, titled“ Born to Be Loud” was released in September 2016 and immediately charted on Relix/’s top 30, recently moving all the way up to #4. The album received a rave review from Vermont’s premiere publication Seven Days. The Gang also released a super hero themed music video for their song ‘Work Together’ exclusively through Relix Magazine.

Gang of Thieves recently finished their “Work Together Tour”, where they visited 40 cities across the nation. Along the way, they volunteered their time at local food shelters, animal hospitals, and community oriented projects, with a goal of making a positive impact on the neighborhoods they visit. The Gang hopes to continue these efforts as the “Work Together movement”.—gang-of-thieves/

21+, doors open at 8pm, show starts around 9pm

Tickets are available online for $12 until 11:59 p.m. at February 16. Tickets will be $15 at the door if still available.

Sunday, February 18

10 am: Harris Hill Ski Jump in Brattleboro

2 pm: Mike McMann at Station Tap Room

3 pm: Bruce Jaques at Cuzzins

9 pm: Rice, An American Band at Snow Barn


Rice – an American Band was born in the summer of 2014 as a few friends got together to jam, and liked the results. A mutual admiration society developed and a love of performing music together was created.

The band plays a combination of originals and covers including material from classic bands like Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Ray Vaughn. But lesser known material from bands like Woodbox Gang and International Anthem will play to fans like originals though they are written by past indie bands.

21+, doors open at 8pm, show starts around 9pm

Monday, February 19

10 am: Grommet Jam Finals

8 pm: Tom Carroll at Harriman’s Farm to Table

Tuesday, February 20

5 pm: Mr. Twisty Magic Show at Snow Barn

Wednesday, February 21

3 pm: Wine and Cheese Party at Mount Snow Sports at the Grand

3 pm: Steve Haigh at Station Tap Room

4:30pm:  Bonfire in the Main Base Area

6 pm: Torchlight Parade and Fireworks


Join us as our Mount Snow Ski & Snowboard School instructors descend the Canyon ski trail in a beautiful torchlight glow. Immediately following we’ll light up the sky with a huge fireworks display. The best place to watch our instructors descend Canyon is between the Clocktower and the Cape House.

8 pm: Jim Flynn at Harriman’s Farm to Table

Thursday, February 22

10am – 2pm:  Free race gates on Charlie’s Chase

4pm:  Backside Night @ the Snow Barn

Friday, February 23

2 pm: Dan Byrnes at Station Tap Room

8 pm: Peter Miles at Harriman’s Farm to Table

9 pm: Wild Adriatic at Snow Barn


Rooted in the rowdy spirit of rock & roll, Wild Adriatic has built an international audience on a combination of groove, grit, and guitar-heavy swagger. With the power trio’s newest album, Feel, bandmates Travis Gray, Rich Derbyshire, and Mateo Vosganian update the sound of their influences — from Seventies rock to Motown to soul — for a contemporary audience, taking influence from the past but never losing sight of the present. They aren’t revivalists; they’re modern men, carrying the torch of melodic, riff-ready, high-energy rock into new territory.
From the psychedelic “Chasing a Ghost” to the mellow, horn-filled “Come Baby Baby” — the latter song featuring blasts of brass from the West End Horns — Feel offers up 11 new songs of modern, analog, groove-heavy rock, with Wild Adriatic taking inspiration from breakups, friendships, new relationships, tour stops, and even politics. “Appleton” finds the guys paying tribute to the Wisconsin town that’s hosted some of their most most memorable shows, while songs like “Some Nerve” and “Hurricane Woman” channel the influence of guitar greats like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joe Walsh. Much of the album came together during five separate writing retreats, including treks to Virginia, Texas and Wisconsin. Throughout it all, the songs were written collaboratively, molded by a band of longtime friends who, more than a half-decade into their career, are still turning over new leaves.

21+, doors open at 8pm, show starts around 9pm

Tickets are available online for $10. Ticket will also be available at the door with limited quantities.

Saturday, February 24

12 pm: The Duppy Conquerers outside on Cuzzins Deck

3 pm: Bruce Jacques at Cuzzins

8 pm: Tom Carroll at Harriman’s Farm to Table

9 pm: The Breakfast at Snow Barn

Sunday, February 25 

3 pm: Erica Reynolds at Station Tap Room


Check out our rustic Moose Pond Cabin that sleeps 8 and is just about 20 miles away from Brattleboro and about 25 miles from Mount Snow and several other great ski resorts.

Stratton Mountain Music~ Feb 10

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Music sounds better in Mountains. Stratton’s year-round music scene features indoor and outdoor settings, small stages and large venues, local talent, rising stars and internationally acclaimed artists. The list of performers who have played the Stratton stage include Three Dog Night, The Wailers, Rusted Root, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dark Star Orchestra, and Dirty Heads. Whatever your musical taste, we will have a weekend just right for you.

This weekend on Saturday Feb 10

Josh Panda Party Band perform 3:30-6:30

DJ Joe Bell 8pm



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The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Julian Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to create musical history.

From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured and performed before millions of fans worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior Marvin have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.”

Doors: 8pm
DJ Joe Bell: 8:30-9:50pm
The Wailers: 10-11:30pm

Tickets $25+tax online through 5pm day of show. $30+tax at the door.


Mount Snow~ Snow Barn Concerts: Feb 9

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Acoustica is a VT-based cover band in the valley of Mount Snow. Playing your favorite pop and rock hits in their own rhythmic, bright style. This talented duo hits the stage with classic and contemporary pop & rock hits.

Friday February 09

Snow Barn

21+, doors open at 8pm, show starts around 9pm


Mount Snow Bud Light Concert Series Feb 10

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Bella’s Bartok

Change Yer Life,” the new Bella’s Bartok album released on March 26th, 2016, will excite fans as the first album that truly reflects the band’s pop gold klezmer punk sound. Says guitarist/accordion and mandolin player Jesse Putnam, this album “contains the songs and sounds as they are meant to be heard; the tunes refined to reflect their individual intentions.” A compilation of fan favorites, “Change Yer Life” invites you to share in the spectacle of the Bella’s Experience, whether while driving, sitting at home, or maybe doing some carefree improvisational dancing and jumping when (you think) nobody’s watching.

From circuses and smoky soirees, Lovecraftian affairs and the nocturnal gatherings of society’s undesirables, the songs on “Change Yer Life” reflect the hectic and eclectic minds that compose the group. “Social justice, classic horror, or old friends long gone” all influence Lead Singer Asher Putnam’s emotional state and lyrical content. “There is always a theme and an element of the horror/fantastic in every song I write, as well as a sense of loss.” These themes live and dance in this album, full of fan favorites from the live Bella’s set. Songs such as The Fiddler and the Devil and The Strigoi Waltz borrow from Jewish folklore and supernatural tales. Others tend toward the more personal or emotional, as in Mother, a dance ballad written as a paean to mothers and a plea to forgive their children. Science puts on display a love for Nikola Tesla and his scientific contributions and psychological quirks. The brisk, Django-esque romp, Zora, jangles ironically over its themes of civil rights and the hypocritical violence of Zionist ideology. Creepster uses its relentlessly upbeat country vibe to unveil the inherent creepiness in coveting someone from afar, and Party Song mocks the exhausting absurdities in privileged party culture. Produced and engineered by guitarist Chris Kerrigan, “Change Yer Life” was recorded at Amity House Productions and is the first full length album with the band’s current line-up.

21+, doors open at 8pm, show starts around 9pm

Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door if still available. Online sales will end at 11:59 p.m. on February 9.—bellas-bartok/


Mount Snow Concert Series Feb 3

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Madaila and Mo Lowda & The Humble

Saturday February 03


9:00 p.m.


Snow Barn


Psych pop juggernaut Madaila is upbeat, synth­-heavy, and catchy. Vocal skill and range are immediately apparent. But in the tradition of Prince and more recently Frank Ocean, an ornateness and heaviness expose Madaila’s complexity and depth. Tight arrangements and multi-­instrumental performances showcase musical minds at work.

When Madaila is on stage, spontaneous expression and contagious melody coexist. The freakier elements of the band come to the surface as the five-­piece explores the deeper possibilities lying within their concise-recorded material. The band’s improvisational power gives each song the capacity to have its form pushed to the edges of comfort, or uplifting peaks.

Mo Lowda & the Humble’s beginnings were in the beer-soaked basements of Philadelphia, and are now known for their progressive song writing and energetic live performances. Following the release of their first full length album in 2013, the trio, consisting of Jordan Caiola, Shane Woods, and Nate Matulis began playing venues throughout the city. After experiencing the high of multiple sold out hometown shows, The Humble took their act on the road. 2015 was highlighted by shows throughout the country and plays at notable summer festivals such as Firefly. The band’s 2016 sophomore release, ‘Act Accordingly’, is a short and sweet embodiment of the band’s natural progression; refining their already formidable sound.

21+, doors open at 8pm, show starts around 9pm

Tickets are $10 online and at the door. Online ticket sales will end at 11:59 p.m. on February 2.