Ski back in time and rock the 1980s like never before during the Totally ’80s Retro Ski Weekend at Beech Mountain.
This year’s event takes placewith four days of throwback activities, including the best music lineup in the weekend’s seven years of bending the space-time continuum.
“We’re going to keep people completely engaged, fists in the air, singing as loud as they can and dancing the entire time,” says lead singer Brandon Kirkley. “We’ve added six or seven new songs just for the retro ski weekend.”
It’s such a rad weekend that Kirkley and his bandmates will arriveevening to take in many of the activities, which range from a dayglo ski parade to a Rubik’s Cube Contest to the widely-popular $500 Totally Retro Apparel Contest.
New events this year include an Over the Top Arm Wrestling Competition on Friday and a 1980s Name That Song Contest.
“It’s a total immersion experience we don’t get at any of our other gigs,” Kirkley says. “We play a lot of ’80s shows, but having a full weekend dedicated to 1980s is incredible. We love the retro cars in the ski village, hearing the bands and seeing all the neon on the slopes.”
The righteousness startsnight at Fast Eddie’s with classic rockers DeCarlo, featuring Tommy DeCarlo, lead singer of the legendary rock band Boston. night, the Mile High Tavern serves up the retro punk sounds of The Spazmatics from Charleston, S.C.
Other festivities include totally tubular snow tubing, retro karaoke, Ms. Pac Man contest and special guest appearances. Emcees for the weekend are Ace & TJ of the syndicated Ace & TJ radio show.
Everyone is encouraged to dress in 1980s ski clothes on the slopes and retro fashions off, so dig out those leg warmers, acid wash jeans, Members Only jackets and bandanas. Only Beech Mountain takes you back to a time when ski clothes featured shoulder pads, rock stars wore spandex, and video killed the radio star.
For details on the retro weekend, go to: www.BeechMtn.com, or call (800) 468-5506.