2012 SnowMont Music Festival Canceled

This website was created to promote the 2012 SnowMont Music Festival to be held in Killington, VT.

March 30 – April 1, 2012 | Killington, VT

Kaskade, Snoop Dogg, The Flaming Lips, Slightly Stoopid, Big Boi, Chromeo, Diplo,
Lotus, Datsik, Porter Robinson, Railroad Earth, Borgore, DJ Shadow, Easy Star All Stars,
Savoy, Gramatik, Nervo, Le Castle Vania,Kid Sister, Ott, The Nadis Warriors,
Minnesota, D.V.S*, Pierce Fulton, Jus Ske, Jesse Marco & More To Be Announced

And then ten days before the event this announcement was made:

SnowMont Music Festival Canceled


Last week, organizers of the upcoming SnowMont Music Festival, slated to take place on March 30 and through April 1 in Killington, Vermont, announced the cancellation of the event. This news was puzzling primarily because those same organizers are the ones responsible for Snowball Music Festival, which took place a few weeks ago in Avon. We caught up with organizers to find out why SnowMont was canceled, when SnowBall, by all accounts, was a such a sweeping success.

"Essentially, we had to cancel [SnowMont Music Festival] due to lack of interest," offers Chip Herter, Public Relations Manager for the SnowBall and SnowGlobe Music Festivals, "and no festival likes to see that. Ultimately, we reached the conclusion that, based on where we stood, and how close we were to the event, it couldn't happen.

"Most of our festivals keep the same format," he goes on to explain. "It's sort of the boutique size. If we have an aggregate total around 30,000 for the weekend, we've met our goal."

Both the SnowBall and Lake Tahoe's SnowGlobe Music Festivals met the organizer's expectations, according to Herter. With single day ticket sales piggy-backing on the three-day passes, it's hard to get a definitive number of just how many actually were in attendance. "We would love to expand," says Herter, "but because we are a boutique festival and we work in resort towns like Avon, we wouldn't want to have more than that influx in the host town. Lodging, in general, can become a concern."

The total numbers haven't been finalized, but as it stands now, SnowBall brought in somewhere in the neighborhood of six million dollars in revenue for the destination ski town, says Herter. This sort of boost gives local eateries, retailers and other businesses opportunities to capitalize on the three-day rush of bodies. While the success of SnowBall -- which suggests that perhaps dubstep and electronic music is a bigger draw in Colorado -- clearly gave everyone involved a notable boost, organizers are just as dismayed at the notion of having to cancel SnowMont.

We have a large corporate sponsor that has been partnering with us to produce these events. Although the business is a janitorial supply company - it's a laundry detergent and dish soap wholesaler, the CEO is a very culturally sensitive guy and has contributed both funds and products (paper towels, toilet paper, plastic utensils, napkins, etc.) never expecting to make money. They put together the portable toilets the food tents and provided the trash disposal products and services. So with the cancelation, there is no upside - no publicity for their brand or for the cleaning proeducts so prominently visible at our events. But we've been promised their participation in several upcoming events on our calendar.

"We understand that people had flight reservations, lodging plans in place, and we are aware that this is a massive inconvenience, but we hope that people will learn to trust our programming in the future." Herter concludes. "As the visionaries, we want the fans to know that we are music fans just like they are, and it is just as disheartening to us for this to be the conclusion, as I am sure it is to them."






What is SnowMont Music Festival?




Combining the world’s best musicians with the world’s best snow conditions, the 2012 SnowMont is the East Coast edition of the S.N.O.W. series, which proposes the ultimate marriage: music and mountains. With multiple stages of world class musicians, the live music at this year’s SnowMont is sure to satisfy thousands of hungry music fans. Skiers and snowboarders will find the perfect escape between two of the world’s premier resorts, Killington and Pico. SnowMont is destined to bring your average festival experience to new heights – both on and off the mountain – and it all takes place this winter in Killington, Vermont, at the base of Killington Resort (the largest ski area in the Eastern United States).




Where exactly is the SnowMont Music Festival?




SnowMont will take place at Killington Resort which is located in central Vermont at the junction of US 4 and VT 100 North in Killington, 11 miles east of Rutland.




Where can I find information on lodging?




We have a variety of travel packages available with an assortment of convenient lodging options. For more information, please visit our Travel Packagespage. You can also view our Lodging Map for more information.In order to stay safe at the event, please keep these things in mind.




Please do not attempt to walk on ANY roads surrounding the festival. Cars will be traveling at high speeds in winter conditions; therefore, this is a very dangerous area for pedestrians.




The weather is expected to be cold in Killington in March. Please plan accordingly as the festival will be outdoors.




*We are our brother’s and sister’s keepers. Please lend a hand to help keep everyone safe at SnowMont!*




What are the times for SnowMont?




The festival will take place during the following times:
Friday, March 30th: 3pm – 11pm (doors open at 2:30pm)
Saturday, March 31st: 2pm – 11pm (doors open at 1:30pm)
Sunday, April 1st: 1pm – 9:30pm (doors open at 12:30pm)




What can I bring to the festival?




Festival Pass
Warm Jackets, hats, gloves, snow boots
Personal (non-detachable lens) camera
Small-medium backpack
Two factory-sealed water bottles




What is not allowed at the festival?




Knives, weapons, fire, fire toys, or fireworks of ANY kind
Outside food/drink
Alcohol (alcohol will be available for purchase at the event)
Illegal substances or drug paraphernalia
Camelbacks, Nalgenes, canteens, etc.
Glass of ANY kind
Tents or umbrellas
Video cameras or professional cameras (with detachable lenses)
Audio recording hardware
Instruments of ANY kind
Water guns or sprayers
Chain wallets
Laser pointers
Pets (service dogs are allowed)
Chairs or furniture of ANY kind
Framed or large backpacks (anything you would not be allowed to carry on a plane)
Illegal/unauthorized vending
Flyers or marketing materials
Skateboards, scooters, bikes, snowshoes, snowboards, skis, snollerblades, or ANY form of personal transportation




*Security will be conducting bag checks, pat downs and pocket searches at their discretion. Violation of these terms can result in confiscation, expulsion, or arrest depending upon severity of the violation.




Is there an age limit for the festival?




We welcome people of all ages at SnowMont Music Festival!




What if I lose or break my festival wristband?




If your festival wristband is lost, you will be required to leave the event or purchase a new one. If your wristband breaks or comes off, please hold on to it and take it to the nearest security team member for assistance right away.




What if I try to share my wristband with someone else?




Anyone caught sharing or passing a wristband will be detained by security and handed over to local police on site.




What temperatures should I expect during the event?




It will be COLD! We recommend that you come prepared for snow and winter conditions. Temperatures are expected to be in the low 40° range during the day and in the teens at night. Please dress accordingly.




Will there be a coat check at the festival?




We will have a coat check available for attendees.




Is the entire festival in tents?




No, there will be some tented areas at the event, but the main stage will be outdoors.




Will there be re-entry into the festival?




We will allow re-entry until 7pm each day.




Can I get food and drinks inside the event?




Absolutely! There will be vendors selling food as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages inside the venue. Vegetarian food options will be available. More information related to our food vendors will be released leading up to the festival.




Will there be drinking water available at the venue?




Yes, there will be a refillable drinking water program at the festival. Please note that you can bring two factory-sealed water bottles to the event as well.




What if I need to use an ATM. Will there be any on site?




There will be several ATMs conveniently located on the festival grounds. They will be marked on the festival map provided at the entrance to the venue.




Will there be a Lost & Found at the festival?




Yes, Lost & Found will be handled by Guest Services.




I have prescription medication that I need at the event. What should I do?




If you have ANY medical conditions that require prescription medication, please check in with one of our medical/first aid tents. These can be located on the festival map.








Parking will be available in surrounding parking lots at Killington Resort including Snowshed, Vale and K-1. Carpooling is highly recommended.




Shuttle service will also be provided from select lodging properties and remote parking locations. More shuttle information will be released soon!








Where exactly is the SnowMont Music Festival?




SnowMont will take place at Killington Resort which is located in central Vermont at the junction of US 4 and VT 100 North in Killington, 11 miles east of Rutland.




How do I get to Killington by air?




Flights can be scheduled into the following surrounding airports:




  • Albany Airport (ALB)
  • Boston Logan Airport (BOS)
  • Manchester Boston (MHD)
  • Bradley Airport (BDL)
  • Burlington Airport (BTV)
  • New York City (NYC)
  • Southern Vermont Regional Airport (Rutland)




How do I get to Killington from surrounding airports?




Ground transportation between surrounding airports and Killington can be scheduled. For pricing and availability, please contact the following service:




  • Killington Express Shuttle 802.422.9777




Can I walk to the event from areas surrounding Killington Resort?




Please DO NOT attempt to walk or hitchhike to the event. Cars will be traveling at high speeds in winter conditions on the roads in this area.