WEST DOVER, Vermont (April 8, 2009) – Mount Snow unveiled a season of world-class mountain bike races and one-of-a-kind festivals when it announced its summer events schedule today, highlighting everything from legendary blues musicians to tasty blueberries.

The new Mount Snow Mountain Bike Series spans six weekends throughout the summer, attracting the best riders in America and beyond. A variety of disciplines, including downhill, super D, dual slalom, hill climb, cross country and cyclocross will be represented.

The weekend-long Vermont Blues Festival, featuring some of blues music’s finest, will be staged on a slopeside amphitheatre in August, while beer and food enthusiasts from all over New England will once again meet at the Brewers Festival and Oktoberfest celebrations.

For a detailed schedule with specific times, applicable rates, and more information, visit http://www.mountsnow.com/calendar.html.

May 30 and 31, Mount Snow Mountain Bike Series #1 – Mount Snow kicks off its series with downhill racing from the Canyon Express lift. Cash purse for pros and sponsor prizes for amateurs.

June 20 and 21, Mount Snow Mountain Bike Series #2 – Downhill racing continues and the first super D of the season commences.

July 4, 32nd Annual Fourth of July Mount Snow Area Fireworks

July 25 and 26, Mount Snow Mountain Bike Series #3 – Mount Snow teams up with the Root 66 Race Series for a weekend of hill climb, cyclocross and cross country.

July 31 – August 9, 2nd Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival – Everything blueberry and blue-themed takes over the valley – berries, vintage cars, music, food and tarp displays; if it’s blue, it’s here.

August 7 – 9, The Mount Snow Mountain Bike Festival – The Mount Snow Mountain Bike Series #4 all weekend. The US Kenda East Cup on Saturday. The Trek Women’s Triathalon Series on Sunday, featuring an 800-meter swim, 12-mile bike ride and 3-mile run.

August 21-23, The Vermont Blues Festival – A three-day blues-lover’s paradise. Catch intimate performances under the Main Event tent, then find a place on grassy amphitheatre to see the big acts on the Main Stage from the likes of Elvin Bishop, Mavis Staples, Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Shemedia Copeland and many more. Craft vendors, food vendors, and Vermont microbreweries will be on site.

September 5 & 6, 15th Annual Mount Snow Brewers Festival – One of the largest brewfests in Northern New England! Over 20 breweries will be slinging suds with over 60 taps.

September 19-20, The Mount Snow Mountain Bike Series #5 – The Root 66 Race Series returns for a new cross country event in the Crosstown Trails area!

October 3 & 4, The Mount Snow Mountain Bike Series #6 - Our last weekend of mountain bike racing features the finals of the downhill series and a fun dual slalom Saturday evening.

October 10 & 11, 12th Annual Oktoberfest/35th Annual Harvest Art & Craft Show – Our annual tribute to Bavarian food, drink and culture. Enjoy fall brews from regional breweries, live music from the Hofbrau band, German food and tons activities for kids and grown ups alike.