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Thursday, February 5, 2015

WinterFest cancels snow events, adds more Metal Mulisha and music

Posted By on Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 4:43 PM

Ski bums across the region have been obsessively checking snow reports, and the organizers of Oregon WinterFest are no exception. With weather reports calling for unseasonably warm weather, the festival is adjusting, shifting the focus from snow-centric events to a little more rock and roll.

(Full disclosure: Lay It Out Events is part of the Source Weekly family)

Gone are the ski and snowboard competitions—known as the Playground Games—which have in the past required 55 truckloads of snow to be brought in from Mt. Bachelor. At a time when the mountain is hurting for snow, it doesn't have any powder to spare.

“While we’re disappointed not to be able to produce snow for the competition, the warm weather is actually great for festival goers,” said Lay It Out Events owner Aaron Switzer. “We’re hoping to see more visitors from out of town because mountain passes should be clear, and for events like our Wine Walk and Filter concert, we expect greater turnout and enthusiasm. For those who love the cold, we will still have more ice sculptures and fire pits than ever before and of course plenty of winter-friendly libations.”

Taking the place of the Playground Games are two evening performances of the motocross stuntmen known as Metal Mulisha—a first for WinterFest. And, to take the edge off any disappointment, two more band have been booked. Woebegone will open for March Fourth Marching Band on Friday night and The Autonomics will open for Filter on Saturday night.

The full WinterFest schedule is available online, or check out the full guide in next week's issue of the Source. Oregon WinterFest passes are available now online and at OnPoint Community Credit Union ($6) as well as at Newport Avenue Market ($8). A portion of all pass sales benefits Saving Grace.
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