Hopes remained high, but now they're crushed like the fragile humanistic qualities they are.

It was damn near a year ago when this same news flew through our Newsfeeds — again the outcome remains the same. The three-day music fest known as SnowBall isn't returning in 2016 either. It's had a challenging past few years, as most mountain towns and surrounding areas just don't seem privy to the idea of hosting the reputably wild gathering. As it stands, the crew is continuing to look for a venue that can handle the type of audience it's after, but also one that's inline with the original mountain experience the festival began with.

From the fingers of the festival itself:

SnowBall Fam –It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm SnowBall will unfortunately not be returning for 2016….

Posted by SnowBall on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Cover Photo: Snowball Music Festival // Video: Cinesthetics