The 2019 Snowdance Festival of Music & Winter is set for...

January 18, 19, & 20th, 2019

Festival Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 1st at 10am. Last year we sold out in 3 minutes so make sure you’re ready for the big day! A maximum of 2 tickets can be purchased per order.

Snowdance 2018 was a huge success!

Thank you thank you thank you to all who supported Snowdance. We had the best time. Here's an awesome video recap of the festival put together by our friends at BNB Studios:

Stay tuned for the fall when we will be releasing details about tickets for the 2019 festival


The Falcon Ridge Crew


Snowdance 2018: January 19/20/21!


Find those mittens your grandma made for you. Borrow your roommate’s boots. Put on all your long johns at once. Wear that really cool scarf that brings out the blue in your eyes (even if they’re brown). And head out to the woods for Snowdance, the wintery music festival at the Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes.

Fill your lungs with pine tree air and catch some sweet air on our ski jumps. Or ski backwards all afternoon as slopes regular Mark Hood does. Or, just ski like a normal person.

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Snowdance 2018 Lineup (subject to change):


Friday January 19 at the Whiteshell Community Club: 7:30 pm start

  • 7:30 pm » Snowdance Shinny Tournament! Open to everyone!

    • **Unfortunately due to issues with the club's ice plant there is no curling ice this year, so we're moving to the hockey rink!

  • 8:30 pm » Richard Inman

  • 9:30 pm » Blonde Goth

  • 10:30 pm » Heinrichs Maneuver

  • 12:00 AFTERPARTY at the Falcon Lake bar: Karaoke with Lyndon Froese

Saturday January 20 at the Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes: 12:00 pm start

Day Activities:
All day: Curling and skating on the bay near the ski chalet on Falcon Lake
11 am - 4 pm: Snow sculpting around the beer gardens
12:30 - 3 pm: Horse skijoring with the Falcon Beach Ranch
1-8 pm: Igloo bar open!
2-3 pm: Ryan the Groomer's "Around the Ridge"- Alpine Ski and Snowboard Race
5:30 pm: Base 12 Workshop with Lyndon Froese (in the Rental Shop)
8 pm: Night tubing

Saturday January 20 at the Falcon Lake Bar: 9:00 pm start



Sunday January 21 at the Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes: 12 pm start

Day activities:

All day: Curling and skating on the bay near the chalet on Falcon Lake

11:00 am - 4 pm: Snow sculpting around the beer gardens

12:00 pm Dog Skijoring- Demo with Snow Motion: skijoring & kicksledding in Winnipeg

1-4:00 pm: Igloo bar open!

2:00 pm Turkey shoot on lake rink (try to curl a frozen turkey, closest to the button takes the bird home)

5:00 pm: Polar bear swim & Sauna (on lake in front of Falcon Trails lodge)

°° Most of the artist names here have links attached, click on them to check them out!


Thank you to our beer sponsor, Half Pints!

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More videos from last year's fun:

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What happens at Snowdance? 

While skiers get their kicks on the slopes, on stage in the chalet at the base of the hill will be bluegrass, pop, soul and a little rock n’ roll – live music Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday from some of the finest bands around these parts.

Things kick off Friday night with the show + funspiel at the Falcon Lake Curling Club. That's right, you can watch great bands and curling at the same time! Start getting your curling team together for the funspeil, we will be opening registration soon. Open to anyone, with or without experience!

Saturday afternoon will also be your big chance to get caught up on some of those wintertime skills that your grandparents are appalled you don’t already know. This year’s workshops are TBA, but last year we had dog ski-joring, an "Around the Ridge" alpine ski race, snow sculpting, a frozen curling turkey shoot on the lake, night tubing, a polar bear swim through the ice and..... horse ski-joring. That's right, skiing behind horses. Spectate or participate, but who would want to miss all this? Well, maybe your kill-joy grade three teacher would. Take this chance to mark them absent.


Saturday night, we invade the Falcon Lake bar for the dance party portion of the festival, featuring general hooliganry in sweaters. The bar is attached to the hotel so book yourself a room at discounted Snowdance prices that are too low to print. Just kidding, rooms are only $50. Booking is so easy that it’s literally a piece of cake. Or at least we wish it was so that we could eat it. Edible booking procedures. Give the hotel a call to book a room for the weekend: 204.349.8400.

Are you somewhere between 1 and 100 years old? If so, see you out in the woods! The festival is hell of a good time for all ages. If you are younger than 1 or older than 100, same thing.

Winter is definitely in the top four seasons. Don’t let anyone tell you differently because Snowdance is proof.

Written up by Lyndon Froese, the guy with the mustache.

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Photos by Emily Christie and Jordan Janisse:

Browse the gallery, click the image to expand!

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Accommodation options:

Falcon Trails Resort (BOOKED FULL): The resort is unfortunately already booked full, but they do have a waiting list, if you really want to get in on a nice cabin with a private hot tub, right on site, might be worth calling the office to get your name on a cancellation list. Call 204.349.8273 between 9 am-5 pm.

Falcon Lake Hotel (BOOKED FULL): Centrally located in the townside of Falcon Lake, and also the host of the Saturday night dance party. The Falcon Lake hotel is offering their annual Snowdance pass holder deal of $50/ room/ night. Accommodation is limited and books up quickly.

Falcon Beach Ranch Cabins (BOOKED FULL): Just a 2 min drive from the Friday and Saturday night events, our friends at the Falcon Beach Ranch have three gorgeous log cabins (accommodate up to 10) available for rent (with a hot tub and sauna) and are offering Snowdance goers 15% off regular weekend rates!

Or try the town of West Hawk (10 mins down the road)

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Interested in volunteering? We'd love to have you! Email Will, the volunteer coordinator at    

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All this cute artwork (and most of the artwork all over Falcon Ridge, including all that dang graffiti) is done by our resident T-bar Guru Seth Heinrichs