Department of Parks
Winter Photo Weekend Jan. 23-25 at Pine Mountain State Resort Park

Press Release Date:  Monday, December 22, 2014  
Contact Information:  Beth Byrnes,

PINEVILLE, Ky. -- Pine Mountain State Resort Park will once again provide cold-weather adventure with Winter Photo Weekend set for Jan. 23-25, 2015. 


The event features a digital photography competition with divisions for both amateur and accomplished photographers, impressive evening picture shows, and the exceptional photographic work and instruction of John Snell, a native Kentuckian.


Snell, based in Lexington, specializes in landscape, nature, and equine photography. His work has appeared in Outdoor Photographer, Southern Living, and Keeneland magazines, TIME books, McGraw-Hill books, as well as numerous local publications. He also conducts photographic workshops and provides digital printing services. Visit his website at:


The weekend event is a quest that leads you on a discovery trek to out-of-the-way places where raw nature resides. Woodlands, waters, weather, and wildlife are all part of the experience, and it all takes place at one of the park systems finest natural resorts. The evenings feature spectacular picture shows offered by our guest professional, and the wonderful dining and cozy accommodations on hand at the rustic lodge round out the experience.


The event focuses on nature and offers up four competition categories in two divisions.  


Even though the photo competition is timed, the event is hassle-free. The emphasis is on interfacing with nature, finding the best locations, and taking your best shots. The event is a terrific alternative to being cooped up at home watching the snow fly.


If you’re looking to get out in the frosty air to stretch mind and body, Pine Mountain’s Winter Photo Weekend just may be the adventure you’re looking for. Don’t worry about the snow. The park has its own snow removal equipment. 


A special event package will be offered for this year’s event that includes two nights accommodations and admission to all shows as well as the competition. The overnight package for one person starts at $114.90 (plus tax), and the overnight package for two persons starts at $139.90 (plus tax).


Registration starts at noon Friday, Jan. 23, and the evening program begins at 7:30 p.m.


To make a reservation, contact Pine Mountain State Resort Park’s Guest Services Desk at 800-325-1712 or 606-337-3066.




The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at