Ballhooter 2019 at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, WV

Jenah MacGrain |

[Sponsored by Snowshoe Mountain Resort]


What are you doing for Spring Break 2019? Millions will be flocking to the beaches of Florida, but what about a weekend-long apres party in the mountains? Snowshoe Mountain Resort, WV can offer you just that – a Spring Break festival that involves free concerts and a variety of activities, contests, and games all over the mountain.

Concert-goers at Ballhooter 2018. Image: Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Snowshoe’s Ballhooter Spring Break Festival, presented by Coca-Cola, brings thousands of young adults to Snowshoe every spring break season. Spring skiing conditions, free concerts, and a vibrant nightlife scene have made the event popular with students from all over the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Mid-West. Plenty of “non-students” travel from all over the US to attend the event, some of whom make the trip for solely for the music, but end up skiing or riding as well!

Ballhooter 2018. Image: Snowshoe Mountain Resort

March 15-17, 2019 marks the 7th annual Ballhooter Spring Break Festival, which will be headlined by Clutch, an American rock/metal band from Maryland that is no stranger to West Virginia performances. CKY, a Pennsylvania-based rock band of MTV fame, will also be performing.

The term “ballhooter” originates from the logging industry, referring to a logger who rolls or pitches logs down the mountain. Snowshoe adopted the term to one of its intermediate runs, and it also happens to make a great name for a wild spring break festival!

Human Bowling at Ballhooter 2016. Image: Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Other Ballhooter weekend activities may include bar crawls, costume parties, village dodgeball, foot races in swimsuits and ski boots, and other aprés shenanigans!

Visit Snowshoe Mountain’s website for the full schedule of events (to be posted soon).

Check out these highlights from Ballhooter 2018:


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