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Check Out College SnowJam

College SnowJam is the largest snow sports and music festival in NEPA. Two students from Marywood University started this event in 2015 in the hopes of getting University students and the community together for an exciting day in the middle of winter. Frank Winger and Tim Kane are now returning to Montage Mountain for their 3rd Annual College SnowJam on Saturday, Feb. 11.

“There’s music in the snow and skiers and snowboarders flipping through the air competing for thousands in prizes. It really is a great time for everyone to get together and celebrate in the middle of winter,” said Winger.

The 3rd Annual College SnowJam hosted at Montage Mountain will be all day Saturday, Feb. 11, with live entertainment scheduled from noon to 7 p.m. Lift tickets and event admission will be $20. Rentals will be $15.

College SnowJam provides a day of the most affordable lift tickets and rentals for skiing and snowboarding in the region. A day on the snow will be accompanied by a lineup of live, local bands and artists: Black Tie Stereo, Newpy Hundo, Cedar Green, Dreamers, Like Us, Send Request, and, DJ D'Law.

There will also be an Urban Rail Jam Competition, food and drink specials, fire pits, games, and other recreational activities.

“No one in NEPA has ever attempted to shove this much value into a single winter day,” said Winger.

Last year’s event brought in over 350 attendees from students across the state. Attendees stretched beyond the Valley’s universities to include Penn State, East Stroudsburg, Philadelphia, Binghamton, and Ithaca. Winger and Kane anticipate that this year’s event will attract even more attendees from universities and cities alike.

In 2016 College SnowJam raised $572 for local charity the Friends of the Poor. This year, a portion of event proceeds will be invested in the region’s youth. College SnowJam will be partnering with TecBridge to create a new Entrepreneurship Institute program for the High Schools of NEPA.

“TecBridge is proud to see formal Business Plan Competition participants paying it forward in our community. It’s exciting to see these entrepreneurs really making a difference,” said Don Webster, executive director of TecBridge.

Montage Mountain has a selection of trails for all skill levels. The SnowJam Park, including the Urban Rail Jam Competition and King of the Hill, will have an exclusive custom park setup located directly in front of the deck and stage. Tickets can be purchased online at “collegesnowjam.com”.

Follow College SnowJam on Instagram @college_snowjam for a chance to win tickets and visit the website for more information.