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Subaru WinterFest 2017: Jack Frost Big Boulder in White Haven, PA

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WinterFest 2017

Subaru is traveling across the nation for WinterFest 2017

If you’re a big fan of winter sports and all things Subaru, then you’ll want to visit Jack Frost Big Boulder (JFBB) ski resort in White Haven this weekend. Subaru is stopping at the resort on Saturday and Sunday (January 21st and 22nd) as a part of its WinterFest 2017 tour, celebrating winter adventure and active lifestyles.

Related: Tips for driving in the snow

What to expect at the event

According to Subaru and JFBB, visitors can expect live music, giveaways, s’mores, craft coffee, and much more during the WinterFest stop this weekend. Saturday’s music lineup includes Zone, Mother Nature’s Sons, and cover band Strawberry Jam. Sunday will feature singer-songwriter Mike Pilgermayer from 1-5pm at the Frosty Toboggan.

Additional attractions include gear demonstrations by many of the events’ sponsors, including Under Armour, Nordica, Klean Kanteen, and Thule. If you’re a dog lover, then you may want to stop by the National Ski Patrol area where patrollers and their dogs will be featuring demonstrations of avalanche rescue techniques.

WinterFest 2017

Companies like Lib Tech will be on-site providing demonstrations of gear


Restaurants near Jack Frost Big Boulder

If you’re taking a break from WinterFest 2017 and need to re-fuel, we’ve got you covered. There are plenty of local eateries to choose from, including Murphy’s Loft, Boulder View Tavern, and Piggy’s.

Murphy’s Loft – Rustic log cabin building; serving traditional American cuisine including breakfast, lunch, and dinner; live music on the weekends and a variety of beverage selections at the bar.

Boulder View Tavern – Upscale pub serving dinner only and live music featured on the weekends; some options include crab cakes, bison burgers, fish and chips, craft beer, and penne ala vodka pasta.

Piggy’s – Breakfast and brunch spot serving traditional American fare; classic breakfast options like buttermilk pancakes, farm fresh eggs, and omelets; lunch includes sandwiches, salads, and soup.


All about Jack Frost Big Boulder

In 1947, what was formerly known as Hazzard ski slope became Big Boulder Ski Area. The resort gained immense success when employee John Guresh helped pioneer the commercial use of the snowmaking machine. Years later, Jack Frost opened up as an adjoining ski area in 1972. Together, the resorts offer 36 different slopes, including beginner, intermediate, advanced, and Terrain options. There are 17 lifts total, with the summit elevation of Jack Frost at 2,000 feet and Big Boulder at 2,175 feet.

WinterFest 2017

Got Subaru?

If you plan on stopping by, be sure to use the #SeizeTheSnowDays hashtag on social media. Subaru might just share or like your post!

Related: How Subaru’s all-wheel drive works

Check out this video of WinterFest in previous years:


Morgan currently resides in Dayton, Ohio, after living across the entire nation (seven different states, to be exact) and even in Germany for a few years. Originally a graphic design major, Morgan floated around and eventually found her calling in writing and editing after working in marketing for a few years. Her hobbies include: board games, knowing way too many song lyrics, playing video games, quoting pop culture, going to concerts, and watching sports. It is advisable to not give her coffee after 3pm. See more articles by Morgan.