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INAUGURAL SNOWVANA SKI AND SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL TO BE HELD OCTOBER 21-22 AT VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM

The Northwest’s Ultimate Celebration of Snow Sports to Feature Live Music from The Dandy Warhols, Premiers from Top Ski and Snowboard Filmmakers, a Local Brew fest, and Discounted Gear on Sale from Portland Ski and Snowboard Retailers

PORTLAND, OR – September 30, 2016 – Billed as the “ultimate celebration of snow sports,” the inaugural Snowvana ski and snowboard festival will be hosted at Portland’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the weekend of October 21 and 22, to officially kick-off the ski and snowboard pre-season, according to show producer Doug Fish.

On Friday, October 21, Snowvana will feature live music from headliner The Dandy Warhols and The Federal Empire, Michelle DeCourcy & The Rocktarts, Rob Wynia & The Sound.

Saturday’s events include the Mt. Hood Film Festival, beginning at 2:00 p.m. The Georgia Pacific Room will play host to a variety of ski and snowboard films including Level 1’s Pleasure, SNOWBOARDER magazine’s Resolution, Tanner Hall’s Ring the Alarm, Good Company’s Vice Versa, Matchstick Productions Ruin and Rose, along with additional screenings that will continue to be added to the lineup.

The festival will host a brew fest with wine and spirits tasting both days, and the industry’s top manufacturers will display their latest gear and apparel. Portland’s leading retailers will be selling new gear and apparel at “waist-deep discounts.” Additionally, attendees can purchase or pick up season passes from Mt. Hood Skibowl, Timberline, Mt. Hood Meadows or the Mt. Hood Fusion pass.

Promotional giveaways over the weekend will include 1,000 lift tickets to all Mt. Hood resorts, plus five Snowvana Unlimited All-Mountain Season Passes, valid at all three resorts.

A suggested donation of $5.00 each day for adults allows access to exhibits, music and the film festival. Kids 12 and under are free. For more information visit http://snowvana.com.

A portion of the gate proceeds will be donated to the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol and the Children’s Cancer Association.

Volunteer positions are available for a variety of positions. Other non-profit organizations supported by Snowvana include Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum, Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center, Oregon Cancer Ski Out, Hope on the Slopes, Portland Mountain Rescue, Mazamas, Oregon Nordic Club, Ski to Defeat ALS and SOS Outreach.

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