Don’t mourn the end of the ski season, get ready for First Chair Festival

While Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley and Timberline Lodge are still going strong, the 2016-17 ski season has essentially come to a close in the United States.

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Who doesn’t love sunny skies, warm temperatures and rail jams? Photo: Courtesy of Nick Hamilton

But there’s no reason to weep for the passing of the season — even though it truly was a historic one — because, due to the fine minds at POWDER and NEWSCHOOLERS, the kickoff for the 2017-18 ski season is less than three months away as First Chair Festival prepares to launch Oct. 7 in Denver.

In its second year, First Chair Festival has taken up a new home in the Mile High City’s Sculpture Park, but it will pack all the non-stop action of last year’s edition.

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Sculpture Park provides as beautiful a venue as any for a season kick-off party. Photo: Courtesy of Mike Yoshida

The festival will feature a pro rail jam, gear sales, top musical acts (last year’s festival included performances by Too $hort and Boombox) and multiple film premieres, as well as a craft beer tent, to celebrate the advent of the upcoming ski season.

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Get yourself some new gear for cheap with the countless sales at the festival. Photo: Courtesy of The Enthusiast Network

While the film and music lineup is yet to be announced, tickets are currently available for the special pre-sale price of $10, so grab yours now before they raise the price and stay tuned to GrindTV for updates on First Chair Festival in the coming months.

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