North America’s Largest Early Season Mountain Kick-off Festival

Big Head Todd & the Monsters Thurs. Dec. 11
Leftover Salmon Fri., Dec. 12
The Fray Sat., Dec. 13
Daytime and After Dark Events Include: Dummy Gelunde World Championships, Demo Daze, On-mountain DJs, Snowball Eating Contests, Snow Jam Rail Jam and Bar Parties

VAIL, Colo., -December 6, 2008- Vail Snow Daze, the country’s largest early season mountain bash, kicks-off Monday, December 8 and offers a weeklong super charged mix of non-stop music including three nights of headliner concerts, on-snow events, Demo Daze and a wide variety of après and after-dark parties. This year’s renowned performing musical groups include The Fray Saturday, Dec. 13, Leftover Salmon Friday, Dec.12 and Big Head Todd & the Monsters Thursday, Dec. 11.

“Vail Snow Daze is a jam-packed week of on-mountain and in-town happenings,” said Jeff Brausch of Highline Sports & Entertainment. “From daily on-mountain activities like Demo Daze and live DJs to the competitive Rail Jam comp to the wild and wacky Dummy Gelunde World Championships to the awesome concert line-up, Snow Daze is the biggest mountain kick-off festival in the U.S.”


Monday through Saturday, live DJ’s will be spinning at the Vail Mountain base areas, snowball eating contests as well as après and after-dark bar parties at a variety of in-town bars. Demo Daze, Vail Snow Daze’s annual ski and snowboard demo and expo event will be held Thursday through Saturday at Eagle’s Nest on Vail Mountain. The Snow Jam will be held Wednesday at the Golden Peak base area on Vail Mountain from 4-8 p.m. The Snow Jam entry fee is $20 in advanced and available online at or $25 on-site at Golden Peak with all proceeds benefiting Vail’s non-profit SOS Outreach. And, the legendary Dummy Gelunde World Championships will take place at Golden Peak from 2-4 p.m., prior to The Fray concert at Vail’s Ford Park. Registration for this event has been capped at 25 entry teams.

Headliner concerts kick-off Thursday night with Big Head Todd & the Monsters performing live at Dobson Arena in Lionshead Village from 7-10 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Leftover Salmon will take center stage at Dobson Arena on Friday from 7-10p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday’s headliner act, The Fray, with opening guest Meese will debut their new single “You Found Me” at their first public performance at Vail’s Ford Park from 6-10 p.m., gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets for all concerts and Festival Passes for entry to all shows are available online at or in the Vail Valley at Bottle & Cork in Edwards and Marketplace on Meadow Drive in Vail Village.

“Snow Daze’s Colorado musical line-up is fantastic,” said James Deighan of Highline Sports. “These bands are going to absolutely kill-it here in Vail. We’re thrilled to host them.”

A detailed schedule of events can be found on the Vail Snow Daze website at or by calling Highline Sports & Entertainment at (970) 476-6797.

Enjoy the early season snow and events in Vail with Ski Free Stay Free lodging and lift packages starting at $353 per person. With two nights of lodging and skiing, the third night and lift ticket are free. For availability and restrictions, call 800-825-9689 or visit

Vail Snow Daze 2008 is brought to you by Vail Resorts, Bud Light, Town of Vail, Jack Daniel’s, SKI Magazine, Volvo and Mountain Dew Amp. Brought to you in part by Aspen Harley Davidson, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Smith Optics, BlackBerry, Liberty Skis, Redfeather Snowshoes, Destination Sewn, Cricket Wireless, Vail Dentistry, Vail Daily, KVBA TV8, KZYR The Zephyr, KBCO World Class Rock and KTCL Modern Rock.


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