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Ski Brule (Facebook)Michigan’s Ski Brule is offering a mid-week Friends & Neighbors lift and lodging special for $40 per person, April 11-12.

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Rob Kautz Sugar BowlRob Kautz, Sugar Bowl Resort president and CEO, has announced his retirement after nearly four decades at the resort’s helm, It is one of the longest careers in the history of the Tahoe ski industry,

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Wildcat spring skiingBits and pieces of winter will sprinkle across the country for the next week, with Front Range Colorado getting the bulk of new stuff while New England’s winter weather gods just don’t seem to want to let go.

Canmore Mountain (Ernie Mills Photography/Facebook/Cranmore)Cranmore Mountain Resort  is extending its ski season by one weekend, reopening April 4-5. 

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Mammoth MountainStay at the Mammoth Mountain Inn and receive $50 or $100 in resort credits every night you stay, depending on the type of accommodation you choose. The Inn’s ski-in/ski-out location features a full-service restaurant and bar, coffee shop, and childcare.  

Eight ResortsSporting an Epic Pass, a Copper/Winter Park Patriots Pass and a Loveland lift ticket, Disabled American Veteran Jerry Eller of Canon City, Colorado recently conquered an eight-resort solo adventure.

Big Sky Resort (Facebook)As the season winds down for Montana’s Big Sky Resort, two April events are still on the calendar: Whiskey-A-Go-Go and Pond Skim. The area is scheduled to close April 19. 

 

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Crested Butte's Pond SkimCrested Butte wraps up its season with events for spectators and participants alike: Rail Jam, Pond Skim, concert, and Easter Egg Hunt. 

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Loon Mountain's '80s Day (Facebook/Loon Mountain Resort)Spring is in full swing at New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain Resort with several events on tap April 4-5.

Return to the past with ‘80s Day April 4. Neon dominates the slopes as Loon celebrates a decade of big hair and bold fashion choices. Helping with the celebration is an outdoor DJ, on-snow bar, photo booth, costume contest and more. The band Fast Times will be performing in the Bunyan Room later in the day. 

The Red Bull All Snow also will be at the area April 4. Free skiers and snowboarders of all abilities will challenge competitors to throw down various tricks that emphasize flow and rhythm. Don’t look for rails, boxes or wall rides, only snow features. Registration is from 10–11:30 a.m. in the Slopeside Deli; event begins at noon.

Easter Sunday begins with a nondenominational Easter Sunrise Service at the summit of Loon Peak April 5. The gondola loads between 5-5:45 a.m., with the 30-minute service beginning at 6 a.m. Breakfast and refreshments will be available at the Summit Café following the service.

Kids 4-7 years of age can participate in an Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 9 a.m. Kids 8 and up begin their candy-filled egg hunt at 9:30 a.m. 

What: ‘80s Day, All Snow, Easter activities

When: April 4-5

Where: Loon Mountain Resort, N.H.

Photo: The time machine transports you back to the ‘80s. (Facebook/Loon Mountain Resort)

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Tim Kelley finishes third in National SlalomWith a come-from-behind second run, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) confirmed his status as a slalom star by winning the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom. The win also gave him the combined victory—adding up both the slalom and the super G races.