West Virginia’s premier Ikon Pass ski resort announced a change to their mountain policy for the 2023/24 season just one day before shutting down operations for the summer. Snowshoe Mountain posted to Instagram stating that individuals who wish to blast music on the slopes will be required to pay for a $50 “DJ for a Day” add-on ticket.
The new mountain DJs will also be required to take a multitude of webinars before playing any tunes, including those on popular music genres, music theory, and common courtesy. UNFORTUNATELY, that lovely Instagram update was posted on the dreaded April Fools’ Day, meaning the new rule is sadly just a joke.
“POLICY CHANGE FOR WINTER 23.24 – Starting next season, we will be placing some new restrictions on the use of backpack speakers in the lift line. To continue blasting your favorite jams to large groups of strangers, you will need to purchase a $50 “DJ for a Day” add-on ticket, as well as attend a series of instructional webinars covering topics such as popular genres, musical theory, and common courtesy.” -Snowshoe Mountain
Honestly, I’d much rather see resorts outright ban the speaker skiers than make them pay extra. While it would be funny to force them to spend cash on their hobby of pissing everyone off, it would be a lot better to see them get their passes pulled for being incredibly obnoxious. Plus, by selling DJ passes, you’re telling the speaker skiers that they’re allowed to do what they’re doing, when I strongly believe they should be exiled fro the ski resorts.
Image Credit: Snowshoe Mountain via Instagram