Once a year, the Easton Saloon welcomes a big crowd of snowboarders to drink a couple adult beverages and build a snowboard park in their outdoor beer garden. The Saloon is a pretty laid back place, you can warm your toes by the fireplace, while you warm your tummy with some tasty cocktails. It really is a fitting place to get together with a bunch of snowsliders, build some cool obstacles, and party long into the evening.
Vertfest at Alpental is a gathering of skiers and snowboarders who have an appreciation for the uphill travel as much as the downhill. The annual "skimo" race is probably one of he most grueling events we have witnessed that people willingly participate in during the winter.