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March Means Longer Daylight Hours And Spring Carnivals

Crystal-Mountain-Mardi-Gras Mardi Gras at Crystal Mountain.

Spring is in the air across the Heartland, which means softer temperatures and longer daylight hours to enjoy the slopes. Many ski areas celebrate the season with spring carnivals. SnoCountry takes a look at some of the best upcoming this month.

Boyne Mountain is hosting Kid’s Festival Weekend, March 13-16, and Boyne Highlands is hosting the 11th annual Brew-Ski Festival March 14. Lodging packages are available for both events. Krazy Daze happens at the Highlands Saturday, March 21, and Carnival Weekend, March 20-22 takes place at the Mountain. Slaloms, jump the pond competitions, face painting, costume competitions, and live music. Both are considered among the best spring celebrations in Midwest ski country.

Nubs Nob hosts Mardi Gras March 21. Fun and games for all, including the Soaker Cup, costume contest, Crazy Couples, races and Petoskey Steel Drum Band on the deck.

Crystal Mountain is hosting Spring Carnival March 13-14, which includes the cardboard classic and slush cup. March 15, 22, 29 and April 5 is 5-for-$50 when five people ski for one price. You can’t beat an all-mountain $10 lift ticket. The resort is offering 25-percent off-peak season lodging rates through the rest of the season in limited quantities.

Shanty Creek is hosting the Shorts Brewing Company Slush Cup March 14 and Cardboard Classic March 21.

Caberfae Peaks is hosting their Spring Carnival Saturday, March 14 including a costume parade, rail jam, big air, live music, and an outdoor snow bar and grill. Sleep and ski packages start from $69 per person, double occupancy.

Ski Brule, Michigan’s UP, hosts the Brule Bash March 28-29 with a long list of fun events. Come in costume and lift tickets are half-price both days. The overall winner receives a 2020/21 season pass. A spring break lodging special, March 23-April 5, gives you $25 off per person, per night lift and lodging packages.

Minnesota’s Giant Ridge is holding its Spring Carnival March 14. Events include a slush cup, an outdoor barbeque with live music, and a costume contest. Book your lodging online with the Lodge at Giants Ridge and save 10-percent.


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