Archived Press Releases 2014

Ashli Mazer
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Nemacolin to Host a Party on the Snow – February 8

WinterFest to feature a mix of past and new event favorites

Farmington, PA (January 23, 2014) – Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s annual WinterFest celebration returns to the Laurel Highlands region Saturday, February 8, 2014.  This
all-day event will take place at Nemacolin’s Mystic Mountain and will feature many popular event favorites such as the Polar Bear Golf Classic and Polar Bear Plunge, as well as offer new activities from a Meet & Greet with the resort sled dogs to a variety of on-snow competitions, including the resort’s first trick style event at the new Terrain Park, which opened December 20.

 “At Nemacolin, we welcome new and exciting ideas that enhance our resort offerings, and we take that same approach when planning our special events,” explains Chris Plummer, General Manager of the luxury resort southeast of Pittsburgh. “This is the twelfth year for WinterFest, so we felt it was important to provide our guests and the local community with some new elements.”
Some of these new additions include a Wacky Olympics family teambuilding,  an ode to the 2014 Winter Olympics’ opening weekend, daylong outdoor DJ Entertainment provided by Rock The House Entertainment from Cleveland, Ohio and on-site giveaways provided by Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin.

On-snow competitions make up the main event with the return of the Polar Bear Golf Classic on The Links and the chilling Polar Bear Plunge, where guests don their best costumes and take a quick dip in the snowmaking pond to receive a complimentary lift ticket and rental for the day.  Guests 21 years and older can take part in the Out Cold Race, where participants race down the mountain with steins of beer, competing to return to the top with the liquid still intact. A new rail jam event, the “Funky Slopestyle Competition,” has been added to the agenda, featuring Bob McLaughlin from Pittsburgh’s 105.9 FM, The X as a guest judge.

The festivities will conclude with contemporary Celtic sounds from Pittsburgh’s Bastard Bearded Irishman, who were most recently recognized in ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine as a “Band to watch from Pittsburgh” (Sept ’13).

For a complete schedule of WinterFest activities or to register for event competitions, please visit


Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Nemacolin Woodlands is one of North America's premier resort destinations. Situated on nearly 2,000 acres, the Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond resort features 318 luxurious guestrooms, suites, townhouses, and private luxury homes, including the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond, Falling Rock boutique hotel and clubhouse. In addition to the internationally acclaimed Woodlands Spa, the resort offers 36 holes of golf on two championship courses—the Pete Dye designed Mystic Rock and the traditional Links Course.  For shooting of another sort, guests should visit our 30-station Shooting Academy, a sporting clays facility situated on 140 acres complete with a spacious lodge.  Trail rides are available at the Equestrian Center, or for a more rugged trail experience, there’s the JEEP® Off Road Driving Academy offering guests the ultimate in off road adventures.  Guests can test their luck at our Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, featuring 600 slots and 28 table games. For shoppers there are 14 specialty shops, plus nearby Uniontown boasts the ultimate outdoor store, Woodlands World.  As the seasons change, our ski facilities for both downhill and cross-country enthusiasts, snowboarders and snow tubers kick into high gear, or for a different winter experience visitors can enjoy dog sledding.  Nemacolin Woodlands also boasts an impressive collection of 15 restaurants and lounges, including the Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond, Lautrec as well as a multi-million dollar art collection.  For meetings and events, Nemacolin Woodlands offers 32,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities including four ballrooms, a 200-seat lecture hall, and 24 meeting rooms - making Nemacolin Woodlands the ideal setting for functions ranging from weddings to sales meetings.  For those guests arriving by air, our on-property private airfield with 3,900-foot airstrip is available.  For additional information, please visit our website at or call 866-399-6957.  Gambling Problem?  Call 1-800-Gambler.


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