Timberline's Jessica Scowcroft says, "Aloha Skiers. It's that time again. Round up your best Hawaiian outfits for our costume parade, prepare your best sleds, shovels, and sliders for our Hawaiian Derby and come join us for some fantastic fun."

Timberline's Snowy Luau Festival is March 21-22 this year.

Scowcroft says the longstanding Timberline tradition has grown each year to the current reputation as the biggest festival in the region.

"This family oriented weekend features authentic Hawaiian music, Polynesian dancers, pig roast on the deck and a huge bonfire. There will be prizes for the best and most unique costumes and downhill races. Saturday night there will be fireworks display on the summit of Herz Mountain and a torch light parade flowing like lava from the top of the mountain to the base lodge. Then still more Hawaiian music and followed by even later rhythm and blues music until 2 am. There is no cover charge for any of the performances," she said.

Events include the Lahaina Triathalon, Pig Roast on the Timber Haus Deck, Luau Nastar, Lava Garden Children's Obstacle Race, Hoaloha Polynesian Review, Rail Jam Series Final, Synchronized Skiing Contest, Sleds, Shovels & Sliders Hawaiian Derby, Polynesian Entrees, Apres Ski Bonfire & Drumming Party, Lava Light Parade & Fireworks, Entertainment by Hoaloha Performers, Boarder/Skier Cross, Costume Parade, Snow Sculpting Awards, Hawaiian Lunch Specials, Kid Fest in the Lava Garden, Bump Contest, Hoaloha Drumming Exhibition & Polynesian Dance Lessons, and an Awards Ceremony that crowns the Snowy Luau Kahuna.

Almost Heaven Weekend follows on March 27-28, with Allegheny Mountain skiing, music, and food in the Fireside Grill.