Weekend of Beer & Gear

Courtesy Homewood Mountain Resort

Homewood Mountain Resort hosts the annual Beer & Gear on March 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a new twist. This year, the best local and regional ski/snowboard brands will be matched with 10 favorite local brewers to create the first ski-and-sip pairings while enjoying music from The Sextones. Participants will have the chance to test new gear and review it alongside a set of preselected ski journalists, beer connoisseurs and professional reviewers. Reviewers will be asked to look at three different categories: the performance of the ski/snowboard, the taste of the beer and how well it pairs with the ski equipment.

In addition, the second annual Homewood King of the Hill Race will take place on The Face. The race is free to enter and runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 16. Contestants will try to make it down an un-groomed course with a full mug of beer going for fastest time with the most remaining liquid at the bottom. | skihomewood.com